Our team co-operates industry, official and academic source and devotes in HIV/AIDS prevention and care. The infectious disease ward in Kaohsiung Medical University hospital started the service of HIV anonymous test from 1997. This was the first medical unit to provide such service in south Taiwan. The red ribbon association was established in 1998 to provide patients the daily life notes, the pressure adjustment and the medical consultation. In 2007, our team participated the HIV/AIDS care program supported by CDC (centers for disease control and prevention), Taiwan and became the Department of Health assigned hospital for HIV/AIDS care. In 2008, in view of resource deficiency in female HIV patients, our team established HIV infected female group to accompany and assist this kind of patients and carry on disease adjustment.
In order to eliminate the discrimination against HIV/AIDS among the public, the team members, in addition to providing medical care in the hospital, actively participate in the HIV/AIDS education for publicity of the community, campus and prison. Our team also steps out of the hospital to perform the HIV anonymous test for high-risk groups, in order to achieve the goal of reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS.