Hong Kong Aids Foundation

The Hong Kong AIDS Foundation (Traditional Chinese: 香港愛滋病基金會) is a non-governmental charitable organization established by a group of volunteers in 1991. Its current chairman is Dr. Leong Che Hung, GBS, JP (Traditional Chinese: 梁智鴻). When the Foundation was founded, public understanding towards AIDS was limited and misconceptions about AIDS (e.g., that AIDS is a contagious disease) were common, leading to widespread discrimination against patients infected with AIDS. Recently, the Foundation has a full-time staff of 13 but relies heavily on over 300 volunteers to maintain services such as telephone hotlines, blood testing and counselling, and support programmes for people living with AIDS.

Hong Kong AIDS Foundation
Type Non-government Organization
Founded 1991, Hong Kong
Headquarters 5/F, Shaukeiwan Jockey Club Clinic, 8 Chai Wan Road, Hong Kong
Employees 13 staff, 300+ volunteers
Website www.aids.org.hk

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