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US program marks birth of one millionth HIV-free baby

Dr. Lisa Sterman holds up a Truvada pill at her office in San Francisco on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Sterman prescribes Truvada off-label for about a dozen patients at high risk for developing AIDS. On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, U.S. health officials said the drug is an option for preventing infection in people who inject illegal drugs. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

This month somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa the one millionth baby will be born without HIV to a mother who suffers from the disease, thanks in large part to a decade-old US aid program.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

QC ordinance penalizes discrimination against people with HIV

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The Quezon City Council has passed a measure that would protect workers infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the workplace, and discriminatory employers face revocation of their business permits and licenses.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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

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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.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Orgies raise cases to high levels – DOH

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The Philippines posted its highest ever increase in the number of new HIV infections in January and the number is expected to increase even further in the near future, a Department of Health (DOH) official has said on Friday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Aquino, Cabinet members urged to voluntarily take AIDS test

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A national alliance of gay groups and a United Nations (UN) official on Saturday called on President Aquino and his Cabinet to voluntarily take an HIV-AIDS test to help dispel the stigma associated with routine testing for this disease.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

HIV spreading via needles

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A growing number of Filipinos have been infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as a result of using injecting drugs with contaminated needles, according to Rep. Arnel Ty of the LPG Marketers’ Association (LPG-MA).

Posted: June 10th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Increased AIDS cases alarm DOH-7

TACLOBAN CITY—The Department of Health in Eastern Visayas is alarmed by the increase of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome cases in the region. Four men, aged 26 to 36, died of AIDS from January to July this year, according to Boyd Cerro, DOH-8 regional sentinel nurse. He said that last year, the health department recorded no [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2011 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The RH bill and the young

National Youth Commission chairman Leon Flores’ statement implying that a Reproductive Health law—which promotes artificial contraceptives like pills, condoms and intrauterine devices—would significantly slow the rise in teenage pregnancies and the spread of HIV-AIDS among sexually active youth, is naive if not downright irresponsible. Flores said the commission will continue to campaign for the passage [...]

Posted: August 3rd, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

AIDS cases to rise 500% by 2015, says DOH

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The  number of AIDS cases will rise to more than 30,000 in 2015 or five times the current number of cases, a health official said last week. Health Undersecretary Dr. Enrique Tayag cited figures from the National Epidemiology of the Philippines that showed 6,498 AIDS cases from 1984 to March 2011. In an AIDS seminar [...]

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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