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Mental Health Educational Workshop - " Aging in Place"

'Together We Love – Mental Health Support Project' is supported by the Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme under the Health Bureau. The project aims to enhance knowledge on mental health and motivate the elderly with HIV infection and their carers to seek help. On 18 June, a mental health workshop titled 'Ageing in Place' was organized and we were honored to invite Ms. Chan Ka-hei, the Unit-in-charge of Carer Support Service from the Mong Kok Kai Fong Association Chan Hing Social Service Center to share the updated information of elderly care services in Hong Kong to our members. The content covered community support, long-term care services, and caregiver support, with the aim at enhancing members’ knowledge on supporting networks of elderly service and hence increasing the confidence and sense of competence in facing their aging life.

SAC Health Talk Series

With the sponsorships of Gilead Science and GlaxoSmithKline plc, SAC Center held a health talk with the theme of "Management of Drug Side Effects and Antiretroviral Resistance" on April 13. We were honored to have Dr. Daphne Lau from Prince Margaret Hospital as a guest speaker, who explained the types of medication used in HIV/AIDS treatment, such as triple therapy, dual therapy, and long-acting injectables, along with their respective side effects. Additionally, Dr. Lau discussed the risks of drug resistance and the importance of medication adherence for individuals living with the infection.

SAC Health Talk Series 2024

With the sponsorships of Gilead Science and GlaxoSmithKline plc, a health talk with the theme of "Eye Health" was held at SAC Center on March 9. We were honored to invite Professor Chen Li Jia, Guy from the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as the guest speaker. Professor Chen explained about common clinical eye diseases, their symptoms, and treatments, including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. In addition, Professor Chen also discussed some eye diseases related to HIV/AIDS and their treatments, such as retinitis induced by cytomegalovirus or herpes zoster. Professor Chen also emphasized the importance of medication adherence in effectively controlling the virus and rebuilding the body's immune system. Quitting smoking and controlling hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes can also contribute to eye health.

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