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South Korean HIV/AIDS Patients Face Discrimination & Abuse

Christian Science Monitor writer John Powers says that while HIV & AIDS patients in South Korea have long found it difficult to find medical care, as the number of cases increase, so does patient abuse. Korea FM spoke with John Power & US attorney Benjamin Wagner, who has argued at the UN against discrimination in South Korea, to find out more about how HIV & AIDS patients are treated in the ROK.

Interview answers, both in written & audio form, have been edited for length & clarity.


Dear Korea #138: Universal Coverage

Dear Korea #138

While I know the experience isn’t the same for everyone, one of the biggest factors keeping in South Korea is how affordable healthcare is compared to home. From what I’ve learned, the pricing isn’t that great compared to countries that have universal healthcare, but not going into debt after a regular visit to the doctor is pretty sweet. Even during the few years I lived here without health insurance, it was surprising to not use up entire paychecks to receive basic treatmen


Dear Korea #137: Popping Pills

 

First off, I apologize for not updating last week and for being a day late with this strip. A combination of bronchitis, very little sleep, and accidentally taking on another part time job on top of my already awkward schedule has apparently resulted in me failing at drawing comics. Here’s hoping all of that gets fixed soon.


Dear Korea #102

 

 

HAPPY PEPERO DAY!! I was tempted to do another comic about those delicious chocolate biscuits (they have new flavors now!), but I resisted the urge.

For those of you that don’t know, many businesses in Korea are usually closed on Sundays. This includes pharmacies, stationary stores, and even certain restaurants. Not too long ago, a law was passed to close big chain stores on certain Sundays to help smaller businesses compete, so even those are out from time to time.


Faces of Pain: the Tales of My Judo Injuries in Korea

As I am sitting here writing this blog, my arm is slowly returning to a normal color.  Fleeting are the days of tie-dye skin tone and a swollen Popeye-sized forearm.  What am I rambling about?

Yet another judo-related injury here in Korea.  For the life of me I can't understand what I did to deserve the injuries and near death experiences I've enjoyed while practicing judo in Korea.  I'm not talking the normal twisted fingers and toes, or sore shoulders, or anything like that.  I'm talking REAL injuries.

Faces of Pain: the Tales of My Judo Injuries in Korea

As I am sitting here writing this blog, my arm is slowly returning to a normal color.  Fleeting are the days of tie-dye skin tone and a swollen Popeye-sized forearm.  What am I rambling about?

Yet another judo-related injury here in Korea.  For the life of me I can’t understand what I did to deserve the injuries and near death experiences I’ve enjoyed while practicing judo in Korea.  I’m not talking the normal twisted fingers and toes, or sore shoulders, or anything like that.  I’m talking REAL injuries.


Failed Medical Check?

So I just finished my medical check up at the hospital but I failed my urine test because I had higher levels of occult blood. That means that I have blood in my urine that cant be seen by the naked eye. I am well aware of this and have been cleared by my doctor in America. However, I was alone at the hospital and had no one to speak English to. Now I have to turn in my sealed enveloped results to immigration so I can get my ARC card. My question is, is this going to cause me to have to leave the country or is this not a big deal, like having bad hearing or eyesight? I mean its not like I have AIDS or STDs or tested for drugs. Help!! Anyone heard anything like this?


Dear Korea #079 - Not a Fan of Pain

Dear Korea #079

Yay for a new comic! I can’t believe we’re almost reaching the end of the year already.

The incident in presented in the comic is based off of true events. Each time someone I know has requested to be put under for any sort of dental surgery, they’ve pretty much been told to suck it up and walk it off. While I usually try to tough things out, having someone pulling and yanking and tugging at a tooth that’s hiding under gums and growing in sideways for over an hour turned out to be a very unpleasant experience for me (as well as others I know). To make it worse, they only seem to like giving out no more than a few days worth of pain killers.


Medical and Dental Costs are Very Cheap in Korea

Having been in Korea now for about 14 months, I've had to visit the doctor on a few occasions.  Two of them were for minor surgeries.  The first one left me simply amazed at the low cost of medical procedures here.

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