The numbers have increased significantly from just an average of one daily in 2008.
The number of Filipinos testing positive for Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is on the rise, and at an alarming rate, at that.According to a report by CNN Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) shared in July that an average of 35
This pill has been proven to prevent HIV infection by over 90 percent!
A pill that helps prevent the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is now available in the Philippines called the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis pill or pREP. According to a report, the pREP pill has been proven to prevent HIV infection by
The average age of those diagnosed is 28 years old.
As the number of reported HIV cases increase each year, we need to be more vigilant about raising awareness of this issue. The city of Taguig, for instance, now offers a door-to-door counseling and screening service through the Ready Test
'Mga Batang Poz' will be available for streaming this July.
Mga Batang Poz is a digital series that tells the story of Filipino teenagers with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ICYDK, the term "poz" refers to a person who is HIV-positive. The show follows four boys from different walks of life-Chuchay,
We bow down to these queens!
Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach reunited last night at the Binibining Pilipinas Charity Gala. The benefit gala honored Young Focus and LoveYourself, two organizations that are close to the queens' hearts.Young Focus aims to "make
HIV counselors will conduct free and confidential screenings around Taguig.
In January and February this year, 692 Filipinos aged 15 to 24 were diagnosed with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), according to the latest data from the Department of Health reported by year, a total of 11,427 Filipinos were
The queen has spoken.
Today is International Women's Day (IWD), so we're expecting a barrage of women-empowering speeches, flower-power memes, and rah-rah messages from go-getting girls all around. Miss Universe Catriona Gray, however, put more context to her address for
The London patient's case marks a significant development in HIV research.
A man dubbed as the London patient has reportedly been cured of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. While most experts in interviews cautiously call it a cure, they point out that it's difficult to say for sure since he's
Get clued up on your own sexual health.
Most of us know that if we're sexually active, we should be having regular STI tests; every six months to be precise. But we also know that sexual health screenings can be daunting, particularly if you've recently had
Pia followed through on her promise to raise awareness on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and launched the 'PIA Project.'
Last week, Dr. Rossana Ditangco, head of the AIDS Research Group of the health department's Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), stated that the Philippines' human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic is already a "national emergency." Her warning was based on the
The Philippines has the highest HIV infection rate in the Asia-Pacific region.
Dr. Rossana Ditangco, head of the AIDS Research Group of the health department's Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), recently stated that the Philippines' human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic is already a "national emergency."A Human Rights Watch feature by Carlos
Headlines, hot news, and conversation starters on August 2, 2017!
1 Harry Styles just might have a new lady love! The singer and actor was reportedly spotted with Victoria's Secret model Camille Rowe at a Fleetwood Mac concert on July 30, 2017 in New York City.A source explained that during
No need to fret. A counselor will be with you every step of the way.
With the rise of the HIV epidemic in the Philippines, now more than ever, you have to be more proactive about having safe sex. Unless you're trying to build a family with someone you trust and are committed to, always insist
It'll be released on March 24.
Apple has been partners with (RED)-an organization working alongside The Global Fund to eradicate HIV/AIDS in Africa-for over ten years, and they're bringing awareness to the disease in a major way. On March 24, Apple will be releasing
Let's talk about sex.
TL;DR: This is a long article, but HIV prevention is important, so we've highlighted the important bits for you to look at during your coffee break.The internet went into a conniption a few days ago when a photo of
They think that it might just 'make schoolchildren curious about sex.'
Eleazardo Kasilag, president of the Federation of Associations of Private Schools and Administrators (FAPSA), is alarmed over the plan of the Department of Health (DOH) to distribute condoms in schools as part of the government's efforts to stop the spread of
Miss U continues to fight for HIV/AIDS awareness—even if she doesn't post about it on social media.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurztbach used her Instagram account to address online haters who've been criticizing her for not posting more about her HIV/AIDS advocacy. Sure, she doesn't post every single thing she does as Miss U on Instagram,
Queen P wants to know your 'status.'
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach sure knows how to get our attention.Over the weekend, the Pinay beauty queen posted a photo of her wearing a skimpy black bikini on her Instagram account.But knowing Pia, her post wasn't all about
Women are mostly infected by HIV because their partners engage in unsafe behavior.
Tin-Tin* was 26 and working in Hong Kong when she met her boyfriend, Andrew*. They had been dating exclusively for more than 4 years when a family problem brought her back home to the Philippines. Here, she found out that not
And that good boy you're dating? He can give it to you as well. HIV doesn't discriminate. Know your facts.
It's been more than four years but Cassandra* still remembers how her hands were shaking when she got the sealed envelope that contained her HIV results. "My Facebook org had organized an HIV testing activity and a bunch of us were
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