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Did you know: Metro Manila new HIV cases

Metro Manila posted 40 percent, or 157, of the reported 393 new HIV cases registered nationwide in April, based on figures from the Department of Health. The new cases brought the total number of reported HIV cases in the country to 18,341 since 1984.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Baby thought cleared of HIV has virus again

In this undated file image provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2005 Dr. Deborah Persaud, a pediatric HIV expert at Johns Hopkins' Children's Center in Baltimore, holds a vial. On Thursday, July 10, 2014, doctors and officials at the National Institutes of Health said new tests last week showed that a Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus is no longer in remission. The girl is now back on treatment and is responding well, doctors said. (AP Photo/Johns Hopkins Medicine, File)

A girl who was born HIV-positive but was treated early and showed no signs of the disease for years has seen her infection return, US doctors said Thursday.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

New York can end HIV crisis by 2020 – governor

Andrew Cuomo

New York state can end its three-decade HIV crisis by the year 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as he announced an ambitious plan to deliver a knockout blow to the epidemic by boosting testing, reducing new infections and expanding treatment.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

New HIV testing, counseling center to open


With the rising number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases, a nonprofit organization is set to unveil a new HIV testing facility that would specifically cater to high-risk groups.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Metro Manila accounts for nearly half of new HIV-AIDS cases


A total of 393 new cases of infection with HIV, the virus that causes the incurable and often fatal acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS, were reported in April, according to the Department of Health.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »