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DOH urged to declare ‘national emergency’ over HIV spread


The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) called on the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday to declare a national emergency over the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

HIV awareness must be raised, say churches


The largest alliance of Protestant and non-Roman Catholic churches in the Philippines on Sunday urged an intensification of the awareness campaign on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DoH pushes for mandatory HIV/AIDS testing for high-risk sectors


The Department of Health (DOH) is seriously pushing for the amendment of Republic Act 8504 or the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998 in order to allow the implementation of mandatory human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening, particularly for high-risk groups.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Jordan reports new MERS death

This undated file electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows novel coronavirus particles, also known as the MERS virus, colorized in yellow. AP

A man has died in Jordan after being infected with the MERS virus, the government said Monday, on the eve of a World Health Organization emergency meeting on the disease.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

1st American MERS patient released from hospital

This file photo provided by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a colorized transmission of the MERS coronavirus that emerged in 2012. AP

The first American diagnosed with a mysterious virus from the Middle East has been released from an Indiana hospital and is consider fully recovered, the hospital said Friday.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »