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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
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.
By Philip C. Tubeza
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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.
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
By Jocelyn R. Uy
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.
By Mmaria Cheng
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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
By Jean-Louis Santini
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.