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DOH records highest number of HIV cases since 1984

(CNN Philippines) — Reported cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have reached its highest since 1984, with sexual contact between males being the most common mode of transmission.

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Malawi Sex Workers to Get Compensation Within 14 Days Over Forced HIV Tests

Malawi Sex Workers to Get Compensation Within 14 Days Over Forced HIV Tests

A Malawi court has ruled that 11 prostitutes who were forced to take HIV tests by police six years ago will be awarded damages, a court official said citing a judgment.

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#AskTheHIVDoc Discusses HIV Risk Among Gay Men

#AskTheHIVDoc Discusses HIV Risk Among Gay Men

May 27, 2015 If you're a gay man, there may be different levels of risk to contracting HIV based on the kind of sex that you have.

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Early Treatment Best for HIV, Study Confirms

Early Treatment Best for HIV, Study Confirms

May 28, 2015 early treatment is better for treating HIV than waiting, a new study confirms.

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Treat HIV early to prevent illness and death, top researchers say

Treat HIV early to prevent illness and death, top researchers say

29 May 2015 Giving patients drugs while they have a better immune system can halve cases of ill health and death, study finds – sparking calls for dramatic treatment change

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Welcome to the Red State HIV Epidemic

Welcome to the Red State HIV Epidemic

May 30, 2015t it wasn’t supposed to happen here. Not in Austin, a one-doctor-and-an-ice-cream-shop town of 4,200 in southeastern Indiana, nestled

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New HIV Study Was So Dramatic, It Had To Be Stopped Early

New HIV Study Was So Dramatic, It Had To Be Stopped Early

MAY 30, 2015 A major international clinical trial funded by the National Institutes for Health (NIH) has been cut short a year early, now that researchers

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Indiana's HIV Outbreak Leads To Reversal On Needle Exchanges

Indiana's HIV Outbreak Leads To Reversal On Needle Exchanges

June 3, 2015 On a recent afternoon, Brittany Combs drove a white SUV through a neighborhood at the northern end of Austin, Indiana.

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Study finds new path to HIV vaccines

Study finds new path to HIV vaccines

JUNE 5, 2015 A newly discovered response that alerts the immune system to HIV infection has been reported by a team led by Sanford-Burnham Medical

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HIV risk among young gay, bi men tied to societal issues

HIV risk among young gay, bi men tied to societal issues

Jun 6, 2015 (Reuters Health) - For young gay and bisexual men, the risk of HIV infection is linked with societal issues, a new study says.

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Scott County HIV outbreak’s source remains elusive

Scott County HIV outbreak’s source remains elusive

June 8, 2015 NDIANAPOLIS — Health officials are still searching for “patient zero” seven months after detecting HIV among

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Cebu City highest in HIV prevalence

Cebu City highest in HIV prevalence

June 9, 2015 Cebu City (CNN Philippines) – Cebu City is ranked number one in terms of prevalence of

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Stigma horror: 7 with HIV ‘sacked unfairly’

Stigma horror: 7 with HIV ‘sacked unfairly’

10 June 2015 RIYADH: Seven people who have tested positive for HIV have

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HIV resistance clue found

HIV resistance clue found

June 12, 2015 A small number of HIV-positive people mysteriously control the

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HIV Awareness Month Officially Gets Underway

HIV Awareness Month Officially Gets Underway

June 13, 2015 The opening public event for HIV Awareness Month was held today [June 12] at Wesley Square in Hamilton, with free confidential HIV testing available at the mobile health van and the AIDS quilt on display as a memorial.

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Cebu has most Phl HIV cases among male sexual partners

Cebu has most Phl HIV cases among male sexual partners

June 15, 2015 CEBU, Philippines- Cebu City has the highest prevalence rate of human immunodeficiency virus infection, in terms of males who engage in sex with males, among major cities in the country.

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New HIV infections at highest in five years 112339

New HIV infections at highest in five years 112339

June 16, 2015 New HIV cases have reached their highest point in five years.

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New system changes way HIV patients getting medication

New system changes way HIV patients getting medication

June 17, 2015 MONTGOMERY, ALA. Six months ago, Medical AIDS Outreach's Montgomery clinic needed an entire room to store prescription medications for its hundreds of patients.

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Vitamin D may help fight HIV

Vitamin D may help fight HIV

By Wires English @indiacom | June 16, 2015 11:59 PM | comment Modified Date: June 17, 2015 12:00 AM Tags: HIV, Vitamin D

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Health official: disagreements ‘delay’ long-term care plans for HIV crisis

Health official: disagreements ‘delay’ long-term care plans for HIV crisis

AUSTIN, Ind. (WISH) — Disagreements between two health agencies at the center of Indiana’s HIV crisis might have delayed state officials from finalizing a long-term plan to treat these patients, local officials tells I-Team 8.

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HIV epidemic waning in southern Indiana county -officials

HIV epidemic waning in southern Indiana county -officials

June 18, 2015 The number of new HIV cases in a rural southern Indiana county that has seen a recent epidemic has fallen dramatically, public health officials said on Wednesday.

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HIV vaccine approaches human trial

HIV vaccine approaches human trial

June 19, 2015 An HIV vaccine trigger tested in a mouse model successfully readied the immune system to repel the virus, according to studies published

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Three new studies advance development of HIV vaccine

Three new studies advance development of HIV vaccine

June 20, 2015 Rabbit, monkey and mouse cells were stimulated in lab tests to produce antibodies that prevent HIV from infecting human cells.

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Elite Controllers of HIV May Owe Success to Dendritic Cells

Elite Controllers of HIV May Owe Success to Dendritic Cells

June 22, 2015 The rare people who can control HIV without the need for treatment, called elite controllers, have dendritic immune cells that are better able

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New York 1981 | Manila 2015

New York 1981 | Manila 2015

June 22, 2015 By: Bart Guingona It’s happening, at 22 cases a day in the Philippines. In his own words, the director and lead actor of The Normal Heart urges us to see, through this angry, inflammatory play, how we can apply the lessons New York learned in 1981 to respond positively to what is happening to us today.

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PrEP data links anti-HIV immune response to reduce chance of infection

PrEP data links anti-HIV immune response to reduce chance of infection

June 23, 2015 WASHINGTON (June 18, 2015) -- Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that some individuals exposed to HIV-1, but who remain uninfected, have a

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Free HIV testing offered this week

Free HIV testing offered this week

June 24, 2015 If you've ever hired a prostitute, if you are using right now or have used intravenous

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Online HIV map adds Birmingham to latest edition

Online HIV map adds Birmingham to latest edition

June 25, 2015 The rate of HIV infection is nearly 20 times higher in inner-city Birmingham neighborhoods than it is in the suburbs, according to a website that tracks the virus in almost three dozen cities.

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Drastic acceleration of HIV fight needed to stop AIDS resurgence

Drastic acceleration of HIV fight needed to stop AIDS resurgence

LONDON, The global HIV epidemic could see a resurgence in just five years without a drastic acceleration in efforts to prevent and treat the AIDS virus, the United Nations and disease experts said on Thursday.

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14 percent of people living with HIV in 2011 didn’t know they were infected

14 percent of people living with HIV in 2011 didn’t know they were infected

June 26, 2015 In 2011, about 1.2 million people were living with HIV in the US. Unfortunately, 14 percent of those people didn’t know they were infected, according to a CDC report released today

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Many Americans with HIV don't know they're infected

Many Americans with HIV don't know they're infected

June 27, 2015 Twenty years ago, Maria Davis got tested for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as part of an application for a life insurance policy. She thought nothing of it

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CDC report: 1 in 8 Americans with HIV don't know they have the virus

CDC report: 1 in 8 Americans with HIV don't know they have the virus

June 29, 2015 About one in eight Americans with HIV do not realize they are infected with the virus and those people account for nearly one-third of HIV transmissions in

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5th man arrested on charge tied to Indiana HIV outbreak

5th man arrested on charge tied to Indiana HIV outbreak

June 30, 2015 JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Federal agents say a fifth man has been arrested in connection with the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history.

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Cuba first to ​eliminate mother-to-baby HIV transmission

Cuba first to ​eliminate mother-to-baby HIV transmission

July 1, 2015 World Health Organisation hails ‘one of the greatest public health achievements possible’, five years into regional initiative

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Sydney dental patients in infection scare

Sydney dental patients in infection scare

July 2, 2015 Up to 11,000 dental patients may have been exposed to a range of infectious diseases because of poor hygiene practices at four Sydney clinics.

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740 new HIV cases reported in May

740 new HIV cases reported in May

July 3, 2015 The Department of Health (DOH) has reported more than 740 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the month of May, the highest number registered in one month over the last 30 years.

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Could a new jab PREVENT HIV? Vaccine 'completely protects against the virus and could have an enormous impact,' say experts

Could a new jab PREVENT HIV? Vaccine 'completely protects against the virus and could have an enormous impact,' say experts

July 4, 2015 Monkeys were given the vaccine and then exposed to six doses of simian immunodeficiency virus, a close cousin to HIV which infects primates Vaccine provided complete protection against infection in half of them Positive results spurred pharmaceutical company to begin tests in humans Vaccine has capacity to be an 'enormous public health impact', experts say

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New Austin clinic offers HIV prevention drug free

New Austin clinic offers HIV prevention drug free

By David Scott Published: July 12, 2015, 4:58 pm Updated: July 12, 2015, 8:25 pm

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Did you know: New HIV cases

Did you know: New HIV cases

Philippine Daily Inquirer @inquirerdotnet 06:37 AM August 26th, 2015

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22 NAHAHAWA NG AIDS KADA ARAW, HINDI BIRO! -- SOLON

22 NAHAHAWA NG AIDS KADA ARAW, HINDI BIRO! -- SOLON

By Bernard Taguinod | Posted on 8 hours ago

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#StayNegatHIVe: We need to talk about HIV/AIDS

#StayNegatHIVe: We need to talk about HIV/AIDS

MANILA, Philippines - The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a growing epidemic in the Philippines.

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Rappler Talk: Curbing the HIV epidemic in PH

Rappler Talk: Curbing the HIV epidemic in PH

MANILA, Philippines - The final Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report released by the United Nations (UN) in July 2015 showed that globally, new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections declined by about 40% between 2000 and 2013. But this is not the case for the Philippines.

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Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000 - UNICEF

Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000 - UNICEF

By: Agence France-Presse November 27, 2015 8:14 AM An Indian boy walks past an AIDS mural painted on the side of a train Kolkata in West Bengal, India. (AFP/Getty Images)

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DOH: More young people getting HIV

DOH: More young people getting HIV

Philippine Star 8:06 AM as of Nov. 30, 2015 More children and young people are getting infected with human immunodefiency virus (HIV), the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.

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DOH urges public to join fight vs HIV

DOH urges public to join fight vs HIV

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 2, 2015 - 12:00am Health Secretary Janette Garin said they have strengthened their partnership with other government agencies such as the Department of Education and community-based groups to boost public awareness about HIV/AIDS. Boy Santos/File photo

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Asia-Pacific youths facing hidden HIV epidemic ­— study

Asia-Pacific youths facing hidden HIV epidemic ­— study

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 3, 2015 - 12:00am The rise in new infections coincides with an increase in risky behavior, such as multiple sexual partners and inconsistent condom use. Philstar.com/File

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 627 new HIV cases reported last November; total cases now exceed 7K

627 new HIV cases reported last November; total cases now exceed 7K

By: Jocelyn R. Uy @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 07:19 AM January 12th, 2016 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has reported 627 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in November 2015, bringing the total number of cases to more than 7,000 for the first 11 months in 2015.

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HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO

HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO

They looked at responses to annual surveys that the WHO had sent to 127 countries between 2012 and 2014 asking about capacity and usage of blood tests that check HIV status and health.

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DOH: HIV-positive blood units increased in 2016

DOH: HIV-positive blood units increased in 2016

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) | Updated February 11, 2017 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines - The increasing number of HIV cases in the country has apparently affected the blood supply collected by the Department of Health (DOH) in 2016.

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10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients — study

10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients — study

Agence France-Presse / 07:06 AM May 11, 2017 PARIS, France — The life expectancy of HIV-infected people in Europe and the United States has been boosted by a decade since anti-AIDS drugs became available in the mid-1990s, researchers said Thursday.

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On the front lines of Russia's 'staggering' HIV epidemic

On the front lines of Russia's 'staggering' HIV epidemic

Moscow Anna Alimova works on the front lines of Russia's growing HIV epidemic.

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Philippines has fastest growing HIV infections in Asia — UN

Philippines has fastest growing HIV infections in Asia — UN

The Philippines has the fastest growing number of HIV infections in Asia, a report by the United Nations and the government showed Tuesday.

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DOH tries prevention vs HIV

DOH tries prevention vs HIV

By: Jocelyn R. Uy - Reporter / @mj_uyINQPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 07:12 AM August 06, 2017 A pilot program of the Department of Health (DOH) designed to prevent the AIDS-causing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from further spreading in the country appears to heed the saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Called Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PReP), the program features a pill that program participants were expected to take on a daily basis, according to health and program officials.

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House bill for stronger HIV/AIDS fight approved

House bill for stronger HIV/AIDS fight approved

By Jess Diaz and Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 6, 2017 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives committee on health has approved a bill that seeks to strengthen the fight against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) amid rising new cases in the country.

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More Filipinos acquire HIV through paid sex

More Filipinos acquire HIV through paid sex

By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 28, 2017 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines - More men in the Philippines have acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) because of paid sex, a report from the Department of Health (DOH) shows.

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DOH to Metro Manila mayors: Help curb HIV rise

DOH to Metro Manila mayors: Help curb HIV rise

By: Tina G. Santos - Reporter / @santostinaINQPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 06:34 AM September 22, 2017 With the majority of people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) coming from the National Capital Region, the Department of Health has asked Metro mayors to take proactive steps to stop its spread.

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‘997 children got sick after vaccination’

‘997 children got sick after vaccination’

By Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 6, 2017 - 10:35am MANILA, Philippines (First published 12:00 a.m.) — Nearly a thousand children in public schools had fallen ill over a five-month period after receiving their first dose of the controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, The STAR learned yesterday.

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127 of 894 new HIV cases turn into AIDS

127 of 894 new HIV cases turn into AIDS

A total of 894 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were reported in November last year, according to the Department of Health.

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Drug-resistant HIV on the rise

Drug-resistant HIV on the rise

By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) | Updated January 31, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Incidence of drug-resistant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the country is now on the rise, an infectious disease expert reported yesterday.

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Gay dating app Grindr scorched for handling of HIV data

Gay dating app Grindr scorched for handling of HIV data

Agence France-Presse Posted at Apr 03 2018 09:53 AM SAN FRANCISCO - Gay dating app Grindr was under fire on Monday for sharing information about users' HIV status or locations with two companies enlisted to optimize its software.

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DOH records 871 new cases of HIV infections in February

DOH records 871 new cases of HIV infections in February

Philippine Daily Inquirer / 06:38 AM April 07, 2018 The Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday it recorded 871 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in February alone.

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DOH records close to 900 new cases of HIV/AIDS in February

DOH records close to 900 new cases of HIV/AIDS in February

Published April 9, 2018 12:07 PM The Department of Health recorded close to 900 new cases of HIV/AIDS — 871 to be exact — in February, “Unang Balita” reports on Monday.

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Drop in Australia HIV sparks call for expanded drug distribution

Drop in Australia HIV sparks call for expanded drug distribution

Published October 18, 2018 6:44am By HUGO GREENHALGH, Reuters LONDON, United Kingdom - HIV transmission rates among gay and bisexual men fell by almost a third in the Australian state of New South Wales following the wide-scale introduction of a daily anti-HIV drug, sparking calls for other health authorities to follow suit.

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DID YOU KNOW: 2,234 youths diagnosed with HIV January to August 2018 Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM November 08, 2018

DID YOU KNOW: 2,234 youths diagnosed with HIV January to August 2018 Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM November 08, 2018

According to latest data from the Department of Health, a total of 2,234 Filipino youth aged 15 to 24 years old were diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from January to August 2018.

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