Docs report 12 new cases of HIV-AIDs daily in PH

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LEGAZPI CITY—The government needs to adopt an aggressive advocacy campaign to curb the rising number of people inflicted with HIV-AIDs.

Dr. Enrique Tayag, assistant health secretary, in a visit here said a total of 380 new HIV cases have been recorded in January this year, the highest increase since the government began monitoring HIV-AIDS cases in 1984.

This number brought to 12,082 the number of people who are suffering from HIV-AIDS since 1984, with the number still rising, he said.

“This means that from an average of nine new cases every day last year, we now have 12 new cases every day,” said Tayag.

The 380 cases also included 37 overseas Filipino workers, of whom 93 percent were males with a median age of 27 years old, said Tayag.

In Bicol, there were 104 recorded cases from January 1984 to December 2012, said Gloria Balboa, Department of Health regional director.

Albay topped the list of HIV-AIDS cases in Bicol with 42 cases; followed by Camarines Sur with 38; Masbate, 9; Sorsogon 8; Camarines Norte 5; and Catanduanes, 2.

Mike dela Rama, provincial action officer of the HIV-AIDS Albay Council, in an interview, said that of the 42 cases in Albay, majority are males with a median age of 30.

He said health records showed that in past cases the AIDS virus was acquired due to heterosexual encounters but recent cases showed the disease was traced from “male having sex with male.”

The council also monitored two HIV patients who have acquired the disease locally which means the transmission originated in the province, said Dela Rama.

Dela Rama, quoting a health report, said out of 104 cases, eight Bicolanos are undergoing antiretroviral treatment (which experts say help lengthen a person’s life) here.

Tayag said there are misconceptions about condoms. “Don’t believe those who say that condoms have holes and you cannot benefit from them. And always carry it with you,” he said.

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  • rodben

    WEAK-UP PRO-RH TONGRESSMEN AT SENATONGS YOU PROMISE THAT THE INCREASE OF HIV-AIDS WILL RESOLVE BY THESE MOST EXPENSIVE RH LAW…BUT PLEASE READ THIS REPORT?

    • jseesus

      bobo mo hindi ba pari at ang mga anti RH ang nagsabi na makakapasok pa rin ang HIV virus sa condom.. anong report ang sinasabi mo. kadalasan ang HIV may window period ng 2 years bago lamang lumabas ang symptoms. kailan ba napasa sa senado ang RH bill. magbasabasa ka nga.  tukmol………..

  • mangtom

    rodben-ikaw ang mag-wakeup. Use your common sense, if you have it. Simple lang, toy.

  • wilms1963

    di masamang maging bakla….ang masama ang makipagtalik sa kapwa lalaki= hiv aids

    • radical zeitgeist

      chos! im not gay, i just like boys. ;)

  • basilionisisa

    12 a day! that’s alarming!

    tapos ang DSWD balak pang ALISIN ang pagiging illegal ng PROSTITUTION!

    mag-coordinate naman kayong mga government department heads (attn: Dept of Health and Dept of Social Welfare) paminsan-minsan para effective ang function ninyo sa masa!

    Please, huwag naman nating gawing solution ito sa ating uncontrollable population explosion!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CRBW2RJR4WNWVIDZVSCLFQK4KQ Spike

    maayos kasi priorities ng gobyernong Aquino

  • Pok2

     There is an AIDS CURE (sterilizing cure) in San Marcelino Zambales. It’s called the “Fabunan Antiviral Injection”, also for Dengue (all strains). These wonder drug was presented during the last 19th AIDS INTL CONVENTION in Washington DC. July 22-27. THe big pharma’s are going apeshit on this and trying very hard suppressing the truth. Please GOOGLE search and enjoy reading the validation report of Dr. Ethan Will Taylor. It’s NANO Science. Facebook CI4AM (Citizens Initiative for Alternative Medicine). “Dengue Killer” @ you tube. Let’s save lives. Encourage the Gov and NGO’s for support. It’s only here in Zambales and all components of the drug are FDA approved. SPREAD THE WORD.

  • jojo webmail

    madami malilibog sa bicol haha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Condoms have holes? For sure this is one of those misinformation peddled by them bishops.

  • kilabot

    if all else fails. 
    try this: 

    corrective biology for deviants 101 
    =================================== 
    human anatomy hides the anus deep between the buttocks; 
    it is hidden because it is one of the dirtiest human part used for vowel movement; 
    not supposed to be used other than its intended purpose, as passageway of human waste; 
    anus is not a reproductive sex organ, either. not designed for that; 
    what one gets when using it for sex is orga$m of germs; 
    foolishly, lgbts defy nature and in their perverted lu$t misuse the hole; 
    treating it like a hidden treasure to be expropriated instead of to keep away from; 
    so they caress it, kiss it, put makeup on it and penetrate it; 
    calling it love; deadly love; not the romeo&juliet deadly type; it’s the hiv/aids deadly type; 
    this love spreads hiv/aids; 25% more and faster; 
    many famous people have become victims of this love. all dead; 
    rockhudson, liberace, fredmercury, to name a few; 
    one thing good about this perversion is it is self-liquidating; no need for rhbill. 

    • radical zeitgeist

      too much bitterness.. u should try rimming sometime.. it’s feels so good. ;)

    • charlie_oscar

      vowel movement?  I looked into the toilet one day and I saw letters A-E-I-O-U floating in the bowl.  I decided to stop watching so much Wheel of Fortune.

  • kilabot

    of course, condoms have holes. 
    how do you insert your dick, stupid.

  • Not so silent majority

    ang mga bading pag nag salita sa saudi sasabihin nila “okay lang” basta bayaran ako…ok lang sana kung napipigilan ang pakikipagtalik nila sa ganitong paraan.kaya lang ang nagiging basehan nila ng pakikipagtalik ay ang mga nakakapagbayad at hindi kung delikado ba ang partner…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6UV7JR6LDQ7YYGVAMDOBGEPIM Rami

    There is also increase in awareness with  this   modern plague that encourage individuals with risk to undergo HIV screening  resulting to detection of new cases,  Lot of MSM or  men having sex with men  thinks  that they will   not contract the disease.

  • tamaraw2020

    tsk. parang na-bikol express. Spicy na, ma-gata pa.

  • wehd1nga

    hay salamat malapit na maubos ang mga bading sa Pilipinas.

  • Platypus09

    What I don’t understand is that why the Philippines has more gays or male homosexuals (obvious effeminates) than the Arab countries in the Middle East?

    There is something wrong the way Filipino parents raise their boys at young age and the way we see or tolerate them in our society.

  • Pok2

     There is an AIDS CURE (sterilizing cure) in San Marcelino Zambales. It’s
    called the “Fabunan Antiviral Injection”, also for Dengue (all
    strains). These wonder drug was presented during the last 19th AIDS INTL
    CONVENTION in Washington DC. July 22-27. THe big pharma’s are going
    apeshit on this and trying very hard suppressing the truth. Please
    GOOGLE search and enjoy reading the validation report of Dr. Ethan Will
    Taylor. It’s NANO Science. Facebook CI4AM (Citizens Initiative for
    Alternative Medicine). “Dengue Killer” @ you tube. Let’s save lives.
    Encourage the Gov and NGO’s for support. It’s only here in Zambales and
    all components of the drug are FDA approved. SPREAD THE WORD.

  • charlie_oscar

    We need to understand these numbers are the REPORTED numbers… That means the actual numbers are at least 3x because people are not getting tested and they are ignoring the symptoms of AIDS.   12 new cases per day…  I say the actual number is 36-50 per day from sex workers, M sex with M and drug injectors.

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