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DOH to Metro Manila mayors: Help curb HIV rise

DOH to Metro Manila mayors: Help curb HIV rise

By: Tina G. Santos - Reporter / @santostinaINQPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 06:34 AM September 22, 2017 With the majority of people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) coming from the National Capital Region, the Department of Health has asked Metro mayors to take proactive steps to stop its spread.

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More Filipinos acquire HIV through paid sex

More Filipinos acquire HIV through paid sex

By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 28, 2017 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines - More men in the Philippines have acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) because of paid sex, a report from the Department of Health (DOH) shows.

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House bill for stronger HIV/AIDS fight approved

House bill for stronger HIV/AIDS fight approved

By Jess Diaz and Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 6, 2017 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives committee on health has approved a bill that seeks to strengthen the fight against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) amid rising new cases in the country.

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DOH tries prevention vs HIV

DOH tries prevention vs HIV

By: Jocelyn R. Uy - Reporter / @mj_uyINQPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 07:12 AM August 06, 2017 A pilot program of the Department of Health (DOH) designed to prevent the AIDS-causing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from further spreading in the country appears to heed the saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Called Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PReP), the program features a pill that program participants were expected to take on a daily basis, according to health and program officials.

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Philippines has fastest growing HIV infections in Asia — UN

Philippines has fastest growing HIV infections in Asia — UN

The Philippines has the fastest growing number of HIV infections in Asia, a report by the United Nations and the government showed Tuesday.

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On the front lines of Russia's 'staggering' HIV epidemic

On the front lines of Russia's 'staggering' HIV epidemic

Moscow Anna Alimova works on the front lines of Russia's growing HIV epidemic.

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10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients — study

10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients — study

Agence France-Presse / 07:06 AM May 11, 2017 PARIS, France — The life expectancy of HIV-infected people in Europe and the United States has been boosted by a decade since anti-AIDS drugs became available in the mid-1990s, researchers said Thursday.

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DOH: HIV-positive blood units increased in 2016

DOH: HIV-positive blood units increased in 2016

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) | Updated February 11, 2017 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines - The increasing number of HIV cases in the country has apparently affected the blood supply collected by the Department of Health (DOH) in 2016.

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HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO

HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO

They looked at responses to annual surveys that the WHO had sent to 127 countries between 2012 and 2014 asking about capacity and usage of blood tests that check HIV status and health.

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 627 new HIV cases reported last November; total cases now exceed 7K

627 new HIV cases reported last November; total cases now exceed 7K

By: Jocelyn R. Uy @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 07:19 AM January 12th, 2016 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has reported 627 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in November 2015, bringing the total number of cases to more than 7,000 for the first 11 months in 2015.

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Asia-Pacific youths facing hidden HIV epidemic ­— study

Asia-Pacific youths facing hidden HIV epidemic ­— study

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 3, 2015 - 12:00am The rise in new infections coincides with an increase in risky behavior, such as multiple sexual partners and inconsistent condom use. Philstar.com/File

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DOH urges public to join fight vs HIV

DOH urges public to join fight vs HIV

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 2, 2015 - 12:00am Health Secretary Janette Garin said they have strengthened their partnership with other government agencies such as the Department of Education and community-based groups to boost public awareness about HIV/AIDS. Boy Santos/File photo

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DOH: More young people getting HIV

DOH: More young people getting HIV

Philippine Star 8:06 AM as of Nov. 30, 2015 More children and young people are getting infected with human immunodefiency virus (HIV), the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.

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Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000 - UNICEF

Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000 - UNICEF

By: Agence France-Presse November 27, 2015 8:14 AM An Indian boy walks past an AIDS mural painted on the side of a train Kolkata in West Bengal, India. (AFP/Getty Images)

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Rappler Talk: Curbing the HIV epidemic in PH

Rappler Talk: Curbing the HIV epidemic in PH

MANILA, Philippines - The final Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report released by the United Nations (UN) in July 2015 showed that globally, new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections declined by about 40% between 2000 and 2013. But this is not the case for the Philippines.

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#StayNegatHIVe: We need to talk about HIV/AIDS

#StayNegatHIVe: We need to talk about HIV/AIDS

MANILA, Philippines - The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a growing epidemic in the Philippines.

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22 NAHAHAWA NG AIDS KADA ARAW, HINDI BIRO! -- SOLON

22 NAHAHAWA NG AIDS KADA ARAW, HINDI BIRO! -- SOLON

By Bernard Taguinod | Posted on 8 hours ago

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Did you know: New HIV cases

Did you know: New HIV cases

Philippine Daily Inquirer @inquirerdotnet 06:37 AM August 26th, 2015

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New Austin clinic offers HIV prevention drug free

New Austin clinic offers HIV prevention drug free

By David Scott Published: July 12, 2015, 4:58 pm Updated: July 12, 2015, 8:25 pm

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Could a new jab PREVENT HIV? Vaccine 'completely protects against the virus and could have an enormous impact,' say experts

Could a new jab PREVENT HIV? Vaccine 'completely protects against the virus and could have an enormous impact,' say experts

July 4, 2015 Monkeys were given the vaccine and then exposed to six doses of simian immunodeficiency virus, a close cousin to HIV which infects primates Vaccine provided complete protection against infection in half of them Positive results spurred pharmaceutical company to begin tests in humans Vaccine has capacity to be an 'enormous public health impact', experts say

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