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.
|Founded||1991, Hong Kong|
|Headquarters||5/F, Shaukeiwan Jockey Club Clinic, 8 Chai Wan Road, Hong Kong|
|Employees||13 staff, 300+ volunteers|
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