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Ebola highlights growing global virus threat

Sierra Leonese government burial team members wearing protective clothing carry the coffin of an Ebola victim on August 14, 2014 in Kailahun (AFP Photo/Carl De Souza)

Like the Spanish flu, polio, AIDS, and SARS before it, Ebola has erupted from seemingly nowhere to claim lives and sow fear of a catastrophic global outbreak.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

16 new cases of HIV now reported daily, DOH warns

Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag

Sixteen new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), are reported everyday, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Circumcision campaign vs AIDS lifted by new evidence


A campaign to encourage circumcision among men in sub-Saharan Africa to help protect them against the AIDS virus was backed by new research on Monday showing that men who have had the operation are unlikely to engage in unprotected sex.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Did you know: Metro Manila new HIV cases

Metro Manila posted 40 percent, or 157, of the reported 393 new HIV cases registered nationwide in April, based on figures from the Department of Health. The new cases brought the total number of reported HIV cases in the country to 18,341 since 1984.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Baby thought cleared of HIV has virus again

In this undated file image provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2005 Dr. Deborah Persaud, a pediatric HIV expert at Johns Hopkins' Children's Center in Baltimore, holds a vial. On Thursday, July 10, 2014, doctors and officials at the National Institutes of Health said new tests last week showed that a Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus is no longer in remission. The girl is now back on treatment and is responding well, doctors said. (AP Photo/Johns Hopkins Medicine, File)

A girl who was born HIV-positive but was treated early and showed no signs of the disease for years has seen her infection return, US doctors said Thursday.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »