- HIV TEST
- STIs TEST
- STIs Treatment
Preventative Health Service at FEMH
1. The Far Eastern Memorial Hospital became one of the Department of Health of Taiwan’s specially designated medical centers entrusted with providing healthcare service for patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) on 5th February 2009.
2. The Far Eastern Memorial Hospital provided pro bono HIV screening and consultation service during the HIV Awareness Week as part of Taiwan’s Center for Disease Control’s (CDC)
3. Since 1st January 2010, we have actively joined the Center for Disease Control AIDS case management plan by providing a specially trained case manager who is readily available for health education and free consulting services. Through the program’s promotion of self-health management, safe sex practice, and adherence with pharmacotherapy, the aim is to curb the spread of HIV infection and disease.
4. Since January 2010, we are formally contracted by the Taipei Prison, to provide an in-house comprehensive visiting service to their HIV-infected inmates on the 1st Thursday of each month. The visiting team comprises an infectious diseases doctor and case manager, who offer the same consultation, healthcare, education, blood testing services provided at the hospital.
5. From 2010, we have continually promoted awareness and education by giving targeted lectures at meetings hosted by the New Taipei Medical Association, the Nursing Association, and the AIDS Prevention School Campus Network.
6. Since January 2011, we are formally contracted by the Taipei Youth Detention Center, to provide an in-house comprehensive visiting service as above on the 1st Friday of each month.
7. We have provided an anonymous sexually transmitted disease voluntary screening clinic as part of the CDC＇s program since 2011.
8. From 2011, we have established a multidisciplinary support group for HIV infected patients and their friends and families involving doctors, case managers, public health officers and social care workers. The meetings tackle stigma, improve the patients＇self-image, spiritual wellbeing and overall quality of life, as well as widen their supportive network so that their good behavior and medication adherence is ensured.
9. In addition to providing regular healthcare and disease monitoring among those infected with HIV to prevent disease, we also aim to prevent the acquisition of HIV infection. Since 1st March 2011,we offer a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year self-imbursement access to preventative anti-HIV drugs to prevent the establishment of infection in those with non-occupational exposure (e.g. through unprotected sex or needle sharing) in corporation with the New Taipei Health Bureau.