January 2017, HIV AIDS REGISTRY OF THE PHILIPPINES

03.12.2017

*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

(((Also see the list of recent HIV care providers in the link above)))

 

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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 January 2017, HIV AIDS REGISTRY OF THE PHILIPPINES

  1. Harlon says:

    Brilliant and informative posting as always. In the spirit of sharing information, I am wondering if the U = U campaign is getting any attention in the Philippines.

    U=U means undetectable = untransmissible. Or that essentially is your viral load is zero that you cannot transmit HIV. It’s been controversial (is undetectable a constant state)) and it doesn’t address the issues of STIs etc. However, it potentially eliminates a large part of stigma and rejection.

    Here’s one link, there are many more….and would be glad to discuss it more with you.

    http://blog.catie.ca/2017/01/24/three-reasons-why-catie-supports-uu-for-sexual-transmission/

    Keep up you being your amazing self and doing amazing stuff.

    Peace, Harlon

    • +daddy+drEw+ says:

      Hi Harlon
      While we are aware of the U=U campaign, it hasnt been widely used here. In lectures and sharings, we make it a point that we say this.

      But as a national campaign, no 😦

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