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Did you know: HIV cases among Filipino youth

A total of 758 Filipino youth aged 15 to 24 years old were recorded as HIV-positive from January to July this year. In July alone, 116 HIV cases in the same age bracket were recorded by the Department of Health. The same report also showed that in the same month, a child aged below 15 years was registered as HIV-positive.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: July HIV cases in PH

Metro Manila registered the highest number (42 percent) of the new 449 registered cases of HIV in the country in July, based on figures from the Department of Health. The new cases brought the total of reported HIV cases nationwide to 2,772 this year, and to 14,474 since 1984.

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Husbands’ lovers may spread HIV

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How many Filipino husbands have male lovers?

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: May HIV cases in Metro Manila

Metro Manila posted over half (53 percent) of the 415 new registered cases of HIV reported in the country in May, based on figures from the Department of Health. The new cases brought the total of reported HIV cases nationwide to 13,594 since 1984.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM: Dr. Olarte on HIV prevention

We cannot detect those HIV carriers simply by looking at their faces. Abstinence or adherence to only one partner would be the best way to protect or stop the spread of the disease.—Dr. Leo Olarte, Philippine Medical Association president

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

HIV cases surge by 52% to 415 in May—DOH

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The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday that 415 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were reported in May, a 52-percent leap compared to figures culled during the same period in 2012 and the highest number of cases reported so far in a month.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

WHO: Treat people with HIV early to stop spread

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A man sits next to an AIDS advertising board at the International AIDS Society Conference 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be started on medicines as soon as they are diagnosed, the World Health Organization said Sunday in new guidelines that also recommend earlier treatment for adults. AP /Lai Seng Sin

Young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be started on medicines as soon as they are diagnosed, the World Health Organization says in new guidelines that also recommend earlier treatment for adults.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ten million more people advised to take HIV drugs–UN

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Nearly 10 million more people infected with the AIDS virus now meet medical standards for receiving HIV drugs, according to revised UN guidelines released on Sunday, which experts say could avert 6.5 million deaths or new infections by 2025.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

Quezon City backs persons with HIV

The Quezon City government is set to coordinate with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for an ordinance that prohibits employers from discriminating against their workers who have or are believed to be infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

China province to abolish teacher HIV tests—report

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A Chinese province is likely to abolish mandatory HIV tests for teachers, the first region on the mainland to do so, state media said Tuesday.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Did you know

In January 2013, a total of 101 Filipino youth aged 15 to 24 years old were recorded as HIV-positive, according to data by the Department of Health. For the whole of 2012, the DOH recorded 897 cases of HIV in the same age bracket nationwide. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: HIV cases in Metro Manila

Metro Manila posted almost half or 182 of the reported 380 new registered cases of HIV in the country in January this year, based on figures from the Department of Health. The new cases brought the total of reported HIV cases nationwide to 12,082 since 1984. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

HIV cured in baby for the first time – scientists

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This image provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine shows Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins' Children's Center in Baltimore. A baby, born with the AIDS virus, appears to have been cured scientists announced Sunday, March 3, 2013, describing the case of a child from Mississippi, who's now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection. If the child remains free of HIV, it would mark only the world's second known cure. Specialists say the finding offers exciting clues for how to eliminate HIV infection in children. "Maybe we'll be able to block this reservoir seeding," Persaud said. AP/Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers said Sunday they had, for the first time, cured a baby born with HIV – a development that could help improve treatment of babies infected at birth.

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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