*Data courtesy of the Epidemiology Bureau of the Department of Health
In January, 2017, highlights were as follows:
844 new cases, an average of 27 per day
- 36% came from the National Capital Region
- 18% came from Region 4A
- 427/844 were 25-39 y.o. population
- 19 cases were 50 years old and above
- 90/844 were AIDS cases, more than 10%
806/844 were male
- 789 of 806 were infected from unprotected sexual contact
- 245/789 reported bisexual contact
- 15/789 reported injecting drug use
- 2/789 were infected from mother to child
Among the youth:
- Two hundred sixty-one (99%) 15-24 y.o. were infected through sexual contact (27 male-female sex, 161 male-male sex, 73 sex with both males & females), and three (3) through needle sharing among IDU.
- 51 adolescents aged 10-19 years were reported to HARP. All were infected through sexual contact (9 male-female sex, 28 male-male sex, 14 sex with both males & females).
Overseas foreign worker
- Sixty-five (65) OFWs were reported in January 2017, comprising 8% of the total newly diagnosed cases.
- 58 male: 7 female
People who Engage in Transactional Sex
- 27 cases reported to have accepted payment for sex, 265 of whom are male
- 38 cases reported to have paid for sex, all male
- 14 cases engaged in both accepting payment and paying for sex, 11 were male
9 pregnant women
- 7 of 9 cases were 15-24 years old
- Since 2011, a total of 158 pregnant cases were reported. More than half (54%) were from the age group 15-24 years old
33 reported deaths
- 30 (91%) were male and 3 (9%) were female
- Fifteen (45%) of the reported deaths belong to 25-34 year age group, 10 were 15-24 age group and 8 were adult aged 35-49 years old.
- All were infected through sexual contact (6 male-female sex, 12 male-male sex, 15 sex with both males & females)
For the full report: EB_HIV_January-AIDSreg2017
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