Category: HIV-AIDS

Philippines: Policy Failures Fuel HIV Epidemic

Duterte Should Improve Condom Access for Men Who Have Sex With Men (Manila) – The Philippine government is fueling a rising human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic among men who have sex with men through policies that restrict interventions proven to … Continue reading

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duterte, pemberton, HIV-AIDS

it was the first time i’d ever heard digong duterte speaking lengthily on anything, so i was totally unprepared for all of it.  yes, the puntanginas and other cuatro letras and the libog and bathroom and bayag talk  shocked me … Continue reading

Posted in education, health, HIV-AIDS, sex

national security concerns

while i try to come to terms with rigoberto tiglao’s story that the prez rushed the crafting (behind closed doors) and signing of the enhanced defense ek-ek just so obama would drop by while he was in the neighborhood and … Continue reading

The Predictable Failure of HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention in the Philippines

By Godofredo U. Stuart, MD In the late 80s, I became immersed in the HIV epidemic in the U.S. So little was known then, a time of ignorance and fear—when doctors were afraid to take on HIV patients, even afraid … Continue reading

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HIV alert… the vernacular of sex

448 fresh HIV cases reported for the first month of the year … 118 of the new HIV patients belong to the 15 to 24 age bracket. … 50% or 224 patients are from Metro Manila, 16% from the Calabarzon, … Continue reading

Posted in education, HIV-AIDS, sex

New HIV cases in PH hit record high in May; most carriers are male, aged 20-29, found in NCR

The 415 HIV cases in May was the biggest monthly figure that the DOH recorded since the agency started its surveillance of the dreaded disease in 1984. The  figure was also 52 percent higher than the cases recorded in May … Continue reading

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