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These stars have played a part in raising awareness of many chronic conditions.
A chronic illness is a long-term medical condition that requires treatment and management over a long period of time, usually years. Some of them are well known, like arthritis and diabetes, but there are a whole host of others which have
Here’s what you need to know.
At the end of 2019, an estimated 38 million people are living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV, and it continues to be a global health issue to this day. A sexually transmitted disease (STD), HIV is a virus that attacks
HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system.
Did you know that the first reported case of HIV in the Philippines happened in 1984? There have been over 77,000 reported cases since then. And in the earlier years, most of those who were diagnosed were female. But in 1991,
ICYDK, STDs are caused by bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
Sexually transmitted diseases or STDs are infections you can get through sexual contact: vaginal intercourse, anal intercouse, oral sex, and general touching of the genitals. Caused by bacteria, parasites, and viruses, STDs are very common. Most people don't even realize
'Being a nurse and a physical therapist malapit talaga ang puso ko to the children.'
The queens got together during a beauty pageant.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach was recently in Indonesia as she served as one of the judges for Puteri Indonesia, a pageant that chooses the country's representative to the Miss Universe Pageant.On Instagram, Pia expressed her gratitude towards the Indonesian
The data is based on the DOH's HIV/AIDS registry in August 2019.
The country is experiencing a rise in cases of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). According to the Department of Health (DOH), HIV cases have climbed to 36 per day. This number is based on the HIV/AIDS registry prepared by the health
'Your worth doesn't change. And never let anyone make you feel that way.'
According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 37.9 million people in the world living with HIV-the virus that causes AIDS and interferes with the body's ability to fight infections.Although there is still no definitive cure
Don't let the stigma fool you: Many people with HIV live long and full lives.
UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) defines HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, as "a retrovirus that infects cells of the human immune system... and destroys or impairs their function. Infection with this virus results in the progressive depletion of the
December is AIDS Awareness Month, so time to get your facts straight...
Guys, it's officially December (I know, I know, where in the f*ck did the year go?). And ICYMI: It's also AIDS Awareness Month-a month dedicated to raising awareness and commemorating those who have died from AIDS.
Quezon City is also launching a campaign to help prevent the spread of HIV.
The Quezon City Public Affairs and Information Services Department said on December 1 that there were at least 505 new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) recorded in Quezon City from January to July of 2019.According to a report from GMANews,
It involves a six-year plan to prevent and control the spread of HIV and AIDS.
Did you know that at the end of 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act of 2018 (RA 11166)? Under this law, the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC), an agency under the Department of Health, is responsible
There's no reason to panic, according to scientists.
For the first time in almost two decades, scientists have discovered a new strain of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). It's the subtype L of the Group M version of HIV-1, according to CNN Philippines.Current treatments are effective against this
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 Inquirer.net.Last 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