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HIV cases rose 43% to 486 in February; 16 AIDS deaths reported — DOH

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Four hundred eighty-six new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), were reported in February, a 43-percent increase from figures seen in the same period in 2013, the Department of Health said.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bishop says condoms not effective against HIV/AIDS

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Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Statistics showing an increase in the incidence of HIV/AIDS in Metro Manila prove that giving away condoms is not the solution to the problem, which can be reduced only through lifestyle change, including abstinence from sex outside of marriage, two members of the Roman Catholic clergy said Tuesday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AIDS tests for Manila spa employees pushed

Workers in spa and wellness clinics in Manila may soon be required to undergo regular screening for sexually transmitted infections (STI) under a measure strengthening the city’s prevention program against STI, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

358 new HIV cases reported in December

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A man sits next to an AIDS advertising board at the International AIDS Society Conference 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be started on medicines as soon as they are diagnosed, the World Health Organization said Sunday in new guidelines that also recommend earlier treatment for adults. AP /Lai Seng Sin

There were 358 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), reported in December 2013, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Create monitoring team for fun houses to prevent HIV, STD’

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Aiming to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the Quezon City Council is considering the creation of a monitoring team to basically ensure that no sexual activity is happening in local bars, massage parlors and other entertainment establishments.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

400 new HIV cases reported in November

A man sits next to an AIDS advertising board at the International AIDS Society Conference 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be started on medicines as soon as they are diagnosed, the World Health Organization said Sunday in new guidelines that also recommend earlier treatment for adults. AP /Lai Seng Sin

Almost 400 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), were reported in November, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

HIV, AIDS info drive

The Valenzuela City government has tied up with a local group of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) for the prevention of diseases such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Valenzuela, LGBT group work together to push HIV-AIDS education

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The Valenzuela City government has tied up with a local group of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) for the prevention of diseases such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

HIV infections still on the rise in PH

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Almost 400 new cases of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) if not suppressed, were reported last November, 35 per cent more than in the same month last year, according to the Department of Health.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Suu Kyi urges ‘freedom from fear’ on World AIDS Day

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu kyi .AP FILE PHOTO

Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi urged greater openness and compassion in the global struggle against AIDS Sunday as experts warned against complacency despite falling infection rates.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Number of adolescents with HIV jumps by one-third—UN

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The number of adolescents infected by the HIV virus has jumped by one third over the past decade, the UN’s health agency said Monday, blaming gaps in care programmes.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Can one get AIDS from toilet seats?

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HERE are questions from our readers: How long can one survive without food? This question reminds me of the thousands of victims of the monster typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) who were without food and water for days. One of the most popular accounts of voluntary starvation is that of the great Mahatma Gandhi, who survived after [...]

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

HIV-AIDS cases jump 40% to 382 in August

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A man sits next to an AIDS advertising board at the International AIDS Society Conference 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be started on medicines as soon as they are diagnosed, the World Health Organization said Sunday in new guidelines that also recommend earlier treatment for adults. AP /Lai Seng Sin

Three hundred eighty-two new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), were reported in August, a 40-percent increase from figures seen in the same period in 2012, the Department of Health said.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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