December 2016, HIV AIDS REGISTRY OF THE PHILIPPINES

2.2.2017

Here’s the December 2016 Philippine HIV registry as released over the weekend:

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Some highlights were:

  • 750 new HIV infections noted
  • 36% of the cases came from the National Capital Region, 10% came from Region 3
  • 72/750 cases were known to be AIDS cases according to the report
  • 721/750 cases were male
  • 241/721 cases reported bisexual contact
  • 221/750 cases were from the youth sector (15-24y/o) while 20/750 were 50y/o & above
  • 34 cases were noted to be adolescents (10-19 y/o)
  • 3 pregnant women were found to have HIV
  • 53 cases (9%) were overseas foreign workers
  • 66 cases reported to have been engaged in transactional sex; 61/66 cases were male
  • 23/66 accepted payment for sex, 34 paid for sex while 6 cases reported both having paid and having accepted payment
  • 37 reported deaths in December 2016

So, again, please get tested. If you have questions about screening, you may reach various organizations and volunteers out there. Some are:

If you’re on twitter, here are some counselors:

@dvocateHIV @edbusim @tomasito153 @fauxpositif @sutilako @tgp_moshimoyaho @Nak_ng_Tokwa @angelosmith123 @marcy_oculto @micocrisostomo

 

For questions, kindly email HASHCOMMUNITYOPERATIONS@gmail.com

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About +daddy+drEw+

HIV awareness and treatment Advocate & Activist. Living with HIV since 2007. A friend. A partner. A dad to the HIV Community.
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2 Responses to December 2016, HIV AIDS REGISTRY OF THE PHILIPPINES

  1. Harlon says:

    As always, I love these sort of posts…..I guess I have a thing for epidimiology and I think in terms of prevention, it’s important to know where new infections are happening and how they are being reported. I am curious, do they record new infections through injection drug use. In Canada, it’s one of the largest sources of new infections. Just curious if it’s a global trend or not. Stay well and thanks for keeping us informed. Peace. Harlon

    • +daddy+drEw+ says:

      Hi

      Yes, idu is monitored but not in the report. If needed, data are available. In terms of mode of infection (from needle sharing), we have very low numbers here. Altho there’s a need to reach IDU and other drug users for testing,

      Unfortunately we don’t have a solid prevention and testing program for injecting drug users and even harm reduction except for one city down south

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