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Northern Mindanao now HIV-AIDS hot spot

Health officials said Northern Mindanao is now a hot spot for Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) after 30 new cases were recorded in the first quarter of the year alone.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Northern Mindanao described as HIV-AIDS hot spot


Health officials say Northern Mindanao is now a hot spot for the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV-AIDS) after 30 new cases were recorded in the region during the first quarter of the year alone.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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


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


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 »