MANILA, Philippines – UNAIDS finds that every two minutes a young person 15-19 years old is infected with HIV around the world. There were 600,000 young people living with HIV in the Asia-Pacific region in 2015.
A just released UNAIDS report warns that new HIV infections are rising among gay men and other men who have sex with men, as well as other key populations. In some countries, including the Philippines men who have sex with men account for up to 80% of all new HIV infections. (READ: Infographic: Why you should get an HIV test)
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