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"Silent Epidemic": Nearly Ten Percent of Filipinos Infected With Hepatitis

This article was reported by Interaksyon.

Interaksyon recently reported that the Philippines National Viral Hepatitis Task Force (NVHTF) has developed a strategic plan to guide hepatitis prevention and control. The plan, based on the World Health Or...

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New HIV Cases in Philippines Hit Record High in April

According to China's Xinhua news agency, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) reported 388 new HIV cases for April 2013, a 67-percent increase from the number recorded in April 2012. DOH stated that, of April 2013's new HIV cases, males compris...

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The Philippines: HIV Cases Reach "Epidemic" Level

Department of Health Region 7 Director Asuncion Anden said that HIV cases in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu, Philippines have reached epidemic proportion. For the time period from January to April of 2013, Cebu has reported 27 suspected H...

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Philippines: HIV Cases Rise in "MSM-Friendly" Quezon City

Though some consider Quezon City, Philippines, to be gay-friendly, it has among the highest rates of new HIV/AIDS cases in the country. Find out how officials are adopting a combination of outreach and education to fight back.

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U.S. Monitoring AIDS Growth Rate in Philippines, Says USAID

The number of HIV cases is still small in the Philippines, but the growth rate of new infections is problematic, the mission director of U.S. Agency for International Development said recently. USAID is closely monitoring the situation and working wi...

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USAID Monitoring HIV/AIDS Situation in the Philippines

The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that "Washington is 'watching very closely' the HIV/AIDS problem in the Philippines, one of its closest allies in Asia, according to the country head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)." USA...

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HIV Cases Rise in Philippines, Asia

Even as HIV prevalence stabilizes in many parts of the world, it continues to rise among men who have sex with men and among transgender persons in the Philippines and major Asian cities, according to the UN Development Program. The situation may wor...

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Summit Negotiators Seek to Get MDGs "Back on Track"

"World powers are moving slowly toward an accord on the strategy to be embraced at a looming United Nations summit aiming to get the lofty Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] back on track," Agence France-Presse writes in an article examining the o...

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The Philippines: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Two HIV/AIDS cases were first recorded in the Philippines in 1984. According to the National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health (DOH), the total number of HIV/AIDS cases over 26 years is 4,424; 3,592 are asymptomat...

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Most Filipino Women Still Clueless About HIV/AIDS

Public HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns have not reached many women in the Philippines, especially those who are poor and less-educated, according to a recently published government report. Among women ages 15-49 who were surveyed for the 2008 National D...