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Catriona Gray, JC Santos share journey as HIV/AIDS awareness spokespersons

Aug 10, 2018 - 3:17 PM

'It took losing a good friend of mine at the age of 26,' says Catriona

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Kylie Verzosa wants to prove she can act too

Aug 06, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Kylie Verzosa enjoys the life of a multihyphenate

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DOH launches HIV/AIDS advocacy via pageant

Aug 04, 2018 - 5:43 PM

The LHIVE FREE Redvocates will search for 3 spokespersons – a man, a woman, and a transwoman – to help the Department of Health spread public awareness on HIV/AIDS

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HIV infects one teenaged girl every 3 minutes – UN

Jul 25, 2018 - 9:42 PM

Girls and young women make up two-thirds of 15- to 19-year-olds infected with HIV in 2017, according to data revealed at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam

TALKING ABOUT AIDS AND HIV. Charlize Theron speaks in Amsterdam, on July 24, 2018 on the second day of the AIDS2018 congress aiming at launching a new coalition of global AIDS funders, Photo by ANP/Robin Utrecht/AFP

Candidate AIDS vaccine passes key early test

Jul 07, 2018 - 8:52 AM

The candidate vaccine will be tested in 2,600 women in southern Africa to see whether it prevents HIV infection

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Indonesia 'anti-LGBT abuses' fuel HIV cases – Human Rights Watch

Jul 02, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Government actions are discouraging some at-risk groups from accessing prevention and treatment services, according to a new Human Rights Watch report

Chile's new sexual freedom leads to spike in AIDS cases

May 31, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Chile has the highest rate of HIV cases in Latin America – some 5,816 new cases registered last year, a jump of 96 percent since 2010

POSITIVE. Chilean AIDS patient Carolina Del Real, 37, prepares coffee at her home in Santiago on April 27, 2018. Photo by MArtin Bernetti/AFP

Strengthened HIV-AIDS policy nears becoming a law

May 21, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The Senate and House approve the bill seeking to strengthen government policy on the prevention and control of HIV-AIDS

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Get tested on nationwide HIV testing day

May 17, 2018 - 12:42 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Free and confidential HIV testing in 10 sites in Metro Manila, Luzon, and Mindanao on Saturday, May 26, from 11 am to 7 pm

SC on drug war documentation, FBI probe on Quiboloy church, Grindr on HIV data | Evening wRap

Apr 03, 2018 - 8:22 PM

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Gay dating app Grindr scorched for handling of HIV data

Apr 03, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Researchers worry that including the health information with other data such as location and email address could result in people being identified

Osmeña on Aguirre, Duque on HIV, Duterte on Kuwait deployment ban | Evening wRap

Mar 21, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

DOH denies Philippines has new HIV strain

Mar 21, 2018 - 1:10 PM

'That is fake news. 'Wag po sana tayo maging simula ng mga ganoong balita kasi 'di naman po ito batay sa ebidensya,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to scientists who warned of a new HIV subtype

REFUTING REPORTS. DOH chief Francisco Duque III says they have not been informed by the WHO of the alleged new HIV AE subtype in the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

New, aggressive HIV strain can worsen epidemic in PH – scientist

Mar 12, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Dr Edsel Salvana, director of the UP Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, says the HIV AE subtype is more resistant to antiretroviral drugs

[OPINION | DASH of SAS ] Condoms not pleasant? Get a cockblocker

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:30 PM

An old man who, by his own admission, can’t get it up without popping a pill and a group of men forbidden to indulge in carnal desires have positioned themselves as voices of authority when it comes to sexual health

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After Duterte’s remarks, PopCom reminds public condoms prevent HIV

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Commission on Population chief Juan Antonio Perez III says condoms are 'the preferred method' to prevent sexually transmitted diseases

'Fake' doctor accused of infecting 46 Indians with HIV arrested

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:42 PM

Rajendra Yadav is facing initial criminal charges of impersonation and endangering human lives

Lack of condom use contributes to rising HIV infections in PH

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:17 PM

'Successive Philippine governments have failed miserably to propagate condom use and educate young Filipinos to avoid HIV transmission,' says Carlos Conde of Human Rights Watch

Ingestible 'mini pill box' releases weekly dose of HIV meds

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:42 AM

Tested only in pigs so far, the tiny device is the latest attempt to make it easier for people on medication for chronic illnesses, including those infected with the AIDS-causing virus, to stick to their dosage plans

Want free condoms? SafeSpacesPH app tells you where you can get it

Dec 30, 2017 - 3:57 PM

SafeSpacesPH is a mobile application where establishments that dispense condoms with water-based lubricants can be located

An actual interface of the Safe Spaces App showing the location of Depots and its details. Photo from LoveYourself

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Modernizing the Philippines' HIV law

Dec 15, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Government data shows that most newly reported HIV infections are among 15-24-year-old males

Get tested for HIV, end stigma and discrimination, youth urged

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

According to a report from DOH, only 33% of HIV positive Filipinos are enrolled in the government’s treatment programs due to stigma and prejudice.

NO STIGMA. Senator Risa Hontiveros undergoes HIV testing to raise public awareness and prevention of the disease. Photo by Abigail Abigan/Rappler

'We will win this': Advocates call to end HIV, AIDS stigma

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:09 AM

Advocates and those living with the virus brings to Twitter their stories in a bid to end discrimination in the country

Netizens hail #HIVPolicyNow: 'Fight continues at Senate'

Dec 04, 2017 - 7:15 PM

On December 4, the House of Representatives approves a bill that seeks to improve the Philippines' HIV and AIDS policy

House approves bill to improve PH's HIV, AIDS policy

Dec 04, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The House votes 188-0 in favor of the proposed measure

HUMAN RIGHTS, TOO. HIV awareness advocates light candles as they mark World Aids Day inside the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City on Thursday, December 1, 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

On World AIDS Day, Duque urges public to break stigma on HIV

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III calls on HIV positive Filipinos to avail of the free anti-retroviral therapy of the DOH

BREAK THE STIGMA.HIV awareness advocates join DOH Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, and WHO's Dr Rajendra Yada as they hold up HIV awareness ribbons. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Sketsatorial: Mitos dan fakta seputar HIV dan AIDS

Dec 01, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Mitos: HIV dan AIDS adalah masalah bagi kaum homoseksual dan pengguna narkoba saja. Faktanya?

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Words Anonymous

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:11 PM

The spoken word artists are bringing their poetry to Rappler HQ

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

HIV cases in Central Visayas hit 4,165 – DOH

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:00 AM

It is the total number of cases since 1984, DOH Region 7 says, and HIV patients in the region are getting younger

HIV SITUATION UPDATE. Dr. Van Philip Baton, coordinator of Re-Emerging Infectious Disease Program of DOH 7

How can we help end the negative impact of HIV?

Nov 30, 2017 - 9:11 AM

In the Philippines, the question is highlighted after media groups and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) struggled to handle a case involving a person living with HIV (PLHIV)

‘Stop HIV shaming’: When status is not the story

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Here are guidelines for government authorities and media groups in handling cases and stories involving persons living with HIV

De Castro testimony, Dela Rosa on Reuters report, UAAP Finals | Evening wRap

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

PDEA says sorry for disclosing HIV status of drug suspect

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:09 PM

'We may have gone overboard by violating his right to privacy,' says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino

Pia Wurtzbach speaks out against revealing drug suspect's HIV status

Nov 29, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Like many social media users, Miss Universe 2015 calls out the PDEA and a media outlet for revealing the HIV status of a drug suspect

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Better police handling, media coverage of drugs and HIV needed

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM

We can all do our part in easing the stigma of HIV and creating a less hostile environment both for people who use drugs and people living with HIV

Netizens call out media outlet for baring suspects' mugshots, HIV status

Nov 28, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Netizens argue that such actions reinforce the stigma attached to the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV

#2030NOW: Best cure for HIV/AIDS stigma? Love and acceptance

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:46 PM

One way to stop the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Philippines is by fighting the stigma that comes with it, says Paul Junio of LoveYourself

World lags badly on targets to slash TB, HIV, obesity – study

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:12 AM

Overall only a fifth of 37 health related targets set under the UN s Sustainable Development Goals SDGs adopted in 2015 are likely to be met

[Dash of SAS] Someone just told me he has HIV. What do I say? What do I do?

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:00 PM

If you find yourself still not knowing what to say offer benevolence and understanding through silence

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach's first public HIV testing in PH

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:09 PM

Pia launches the PIA project which will focus on spreading information about HIV SOGIE and promoting self worth among the youth

Youth-oriented films to watch over the long weekend

Aug 06, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The 12 final entries carry out youth issues including child labor youth in conflict with the law out of school youth teenage pregnancy and mental health

Treat minors seeking HIV tests as medical emergencies – experts

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:56 PM

The experts invoke medical jurisprudence in their call for an urgent policy to ease the restrictive environment that prevents them from providing the HIV test to a minor

Bureau of Customs, HBO, Scaramucci | Midday wRap

Aug 01, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

PH has 'fastest growing' HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific – DOH

Aug 01, 2017 - 1:36 PM

85 of the new HIV infections among Filipinos are hitting 15 to 24 year old males having sex with males

PREVENTING HIV. DOH officials led by Secretary Paulyn Ubial (2nd from right) hold a press conference on HIV cases in the country on August 1. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

'Government has to treat HIV as national emergency' – RITM doctor

Jul 31, 2017 - 9:27 PM

AIDS experts and persons with HIV ask government to enforce the treat all policy and provide medication to patients regardless of their infection stage

TESTING FOR HIV. A lab technician prepares samples for HIV testing. Photo courtesy Diana Mendoza

Number of new HIV cases in PH breaches 1,000-mark

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The Philippines now has 29 new infections every day according to the health department

File photo by George Moya/Rappler

Injectable AIDS drug may work 'as well' as pills – study

Jul 24, 2017 - 4:37 PM

At present people have no option but to take lifelong daily doses of anti retroviral therapy ART which keeps the HIV virus under control but does not kill it

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

'Draconian' US funding cuts would cost lives – AIDS meeting

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Leaders in the fight against HIV urges the US government the largest donor to global AIDS research and treatment to reject draconian funding cuts proposed by President Donald Trump

International AIDS Society president Linda-Gail Bekker (L) and President of the French National Ethics Advisory Committee (CCNE - Comite consultatif national d'ethique) and conference chairman Jean-Francois Delfraissy (R) attend the opening of the 9th International AIDS Society conference on HIV Science on July 23, 2017, in Paris. Francois Guillot/AFP