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A total of 1,267 Filipino youths aged 15 to 24 years old were recorded as HIV-positive from January to September 2014. In September alone, 167 HIV cases in the same age bracket were recorded by the Department of Health. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

US mulls lifting ban on gay blood donations

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A US ban on blood donations by gays could be eased after 31 years, depending on the decision of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that began two days of meetings Tuesday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PH clergy urged: Welcome ‘outcasts’

THANKS TO THE POPE Members of various groups demanding an end to discrimination against socalled
“social outcasts” welcome the forthcoming visit to the Philippines of Pope Francis. RAFFY LERMA

For 20 years, Elena Felix has been experiencing discrimination for having the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome).

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

[VIDEO] Liberian doctor uses HIV drug on Ebola patients


New methods to try and stem Ebola are being tested regularly in Liberia. One doctor in the city of Tubmanburg, G. Logan Gorbee, has been using a drug originally intended to treat AIDS – and he says the results have been positive.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bicol health scare: Sex worker with HIV missing


Health authorities here have lost track of an HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)-positive female commercial sex worker from Albay province after she was last seen this year in Bato and Nabua towns, Camarines Sur province, according to a government doctor.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »