Philippines warned vs. new wave of HIV infections amid COVID-19 crisis

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — A new wave of the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infections might spread in the Philippines if the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impede country’s access to medical services against  AIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme...

Condoms vs chocolates in the PHL on Valentine’s Day

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines | AFP | Saturday 2/14/2015 – A condom maker in the Philippines capital Saturday found their Valentine’s Day giveaway challenged by a church group who tried to persuade people to swap the contraceptives for chastity and chocolates. A colourful...

DOH: 492 new HIV cases in Nov. 2014

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines has 492 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that may progress to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the Department of Health reported on Tuesday. Forty of the 492 cases have led to AIDS, said the DOH Philippine...

DOH predicts Filipinos with HIV/AIDS to hit 32,000 by end of 2014

MANILA (Mabuhay) – By the end of 2014, the number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the Philippines is projected to hit 32,379, according to the Department of Health. During the Senate inquiry on six bills...