The Asia Internet MSM Sex Survey 2010 preliminary report which focuses on cross-country comparison was released at the Vienna AIDS conference on 22 July. The study is one of the largest of its kind in the world with 13,882 respondents. A more detailed analysis on risk factors will follow in a few months.
Most of the medications used in first and second line therapy of HIV in Singapore are not subsidised by the government and can cost up to US$1,000 per month; while many new life-saving, life-changing treatments are not available in Singapore. HIV/AIDS needs to be treated like any other disease with regards to treatment, says Dr Stuart Koe, CEO of Fridae and long-time AIDS activist.