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UP Diliman offers free HIV treatment for community members amid quarantine

/ 05:39 PM March 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines—As movement is heavily limited under the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman is offering Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) refills and other related services for free to its community members via delivery.

Through the Sustained Health Initiatives of the Philippines, Inc. (SHIP), the services and the treatment for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) can be availed whether they are inside or outside of Metro Manila.

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ART is used by PLHIV to suppress the virus and to stop the progression of the HIV disease, according to the World Health Organization.

Those seeking treatment who are residing in Metro Manila and nearby areas should contact 023-4913479 during clinic hours, 2 to 7 p.m., to have their medications delivered via Grab, Lalamove or other delivery services. Those outside the capital, meanwhile, should contact [email protected]

The UP Diliman Health Service requires those who want to avail of the services to provide the following details:

1. Name of recipient
2. Contact number of recipient
3. Choice of pickup at LBC branch (specify which) or at home (indicate home address)
4. UIC (XX-YY-00-mmddyyyy)
Where, XX is first 2 letters of mothers name, YY is first 2 letters of fathers name, 00 is birth order, and mmddyyyy is the birth date.
5. ART regimen
6. missed pills in the last 30 days
7. remaining pill count

In another effort to provide healthcare amid the pandemic, the UP National Institute of Health earlier this month developed COVID-19 test kits, which have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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