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Hong Kong Harm Reduction

The following article is by Judy Chang [AHRN] who interviewed me to contribute information on Hong Kong’s harm reduction situation. Hong Kong is a study in contrasts. A city of multiple personalities, it has managed to absorb people and cultural influences from around the world. The rich live, work and play in uncomfortably close proximity […]

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Near Miss on Hau Fook Street

This is an account written by Andy in which he describes his experience of ‘going over’ [overdosing] on heroin in Hong Kong. Names and other identifiers have been changed to protect the anonymity of the guest writer and acquaintances. All other details are true. “Andy! Andy!” the urgency in the voice was as clear as […]

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Hepatitis C: Hong Kong 2011

This article has been written to coincide with World Hepatitis Day [July 28th] with the aim of raising awareness of the Hepatitis C virus [HCV, C型肝炎] that has chronically infected 2-3% [130–170 million people] of the world’s population and claims more than 350,000 people to HCV-related liver diseases each year [WHO 2011]. In 1990, HCV […]

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What’s So Special About K仔?

Ketamine [K仔] was almost unheard of in Hong Kong about a decade ago.  However, K仔 [pronounced: ‘K Jai’] has now taken over as the most popular recreational drug* as well as catching the public’s attention after the tragic deaths of a small number of young people were widely reported in the Hong Kong media. The […]

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