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509 new HIV cases in August, up by 33%; male transmission high – DOH

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The number of cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) jumped by 33 percent in August compared to the same period in 2013, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UNAIDS appoints Victoria Beckham as International Goodwill Ambassador

Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham speaks during a news conference after she is named an United Nation's Goodwill Ambassador during the 69th U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has appointed leading fashion designer Victoria Beckham as UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement was made at a special event held during the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

There’s enough anti-HIV drugs–DOH

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The Department of Health (DOH) has assured Filipinos afflicted with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that it has enough supply of the antiretroviral (ARV) drug they need, even if the last of three batches of the medication shipped from abroad has yet to be released by the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium

In this Oct. 9, 2002 file photo, adult actors Dasha and Eric Masterson prepare for a scene for the Vivid Video adult film "The Alley," in Chatsworth, a part of the San Fernando Valley within Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County, for years the Porn Capital of the Country, records reveal only 20 permits to make adult films have been acquired in 2014 so far. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

The California advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer tested positive for HIV.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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 »

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