#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

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Aug 01, 2017 - 7:26 PM

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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

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'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

Headway on AIDS threatened by funding slowdown

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Kaiser Family Foundation says the cut in the HIV AIDS funding could lead to 200 000 new infections

BUDGET CUT. US President Donald Trump's budget saw a decrease of $1 billion in terms of funding for the global fight against HIV infection.

Macron, Netanyahu mark 75 years since Paris roundup of Jews

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu s presence at the ceremony sparks controversy with the Union of French Jews for Peace calling it shocking and unacceptable

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (2nd R) pay their respects after laying wreaths during a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Vel d'Hiv roundup in Paris on July 16, 2017.  French President Emmanuel Macron on July 16 marked 75 years since the roundup of some 13,000 Jews to be sent to Nazi death camps, calling France's responsibility a "stark truth" at a ceremony attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kamil Zihnioglu

Orgies and Tinder: Millennials are having a lot of sex, some with a deadly price

Jul 01, 2017 - 8:27 PM

An old virus has new victims: HIV is now infecting the youth faster than any other age group due in part to technology and unsafe sex

Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:15 PM

A box of 30 pills of Dolutegravir DTG which lasts a month typically costs between 25 and 50 The generic version only costs 4


[Two Pronged] My partner is HIV+

May 30, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Art asks our Two Pronged duo if he should continue his relationship with his HIV positive boyfriend even if his love for him is less than before

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Mr Gay World 2017 John Raspado

May 18, 2017 - 1:45 PM

We re getting to know the first Mister Gay World titleholder from the Philippines – tune in

100 HIV-positive cases recorded in Palawan – DOH

May 12, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The rise in the number of cases is due to more people who are now aware of the disease and voluntarily visiting HIV clinics to be tested says Health Regional Director Eduardo Janairo

RISE IN HIV CASES. Palawan registers a 2% increase in HIV cases, making it the 9th with the highest number of cases among provinces. Photo courtesy of DOH Mimaropa

Rappler columnist receives Hildegarde journalism award

May 10, 2017 - 10:27 PM

UPDATED Ana Santos receives the Hildegarde People’s Choice Award in the Field of Print Journalism for her articles that seek to raise awareness on HIV AIDS and reproductive health

Pia Wurtzbach is new UNAIDS Asia-Pacific goodwill ambassador

May 03, 2017 - 5:19 PM

I will use my voice my social media following for this advocacy People who are following me right now at least when they look at me they ll know that I am advocating for HIV AIDS the beauty queen says

SPREADING AWARENESS. UNAIDS Director for Asia and the Pacific Steve Kraus hands Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach the certificate of her assignment as UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Canadian 'giant' of HIV research drowns

Apr 14, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Canadian scientist Mark Wainberg dies at the age of 71

HIV RESEARCH 'GIANT'. Dr Mark Wainberg drowned on Wednesday, April 12, while swimming off Bal Harbor in Florida. Image by Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

AIDS 101 and painting a pregnant woman with HIV

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Visual artists from the Panday Pira group render images of Janina 21 who was diagnosed HIV positive during a prenatal check up in November 2016

ARTISTS AT WORK. Artists paint portraits of a pregnant woman with HIV. Photo by Diana Mendoza

Draft Senate bill to boost AIDS response

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:04 PM

But the proposed law needs strong language promoting condom use

Lika-liku pendeta jalanan menyelamatkan mereka yang terpinggirkan

Mar 07, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Agus Sutikno membantu anak anak agar mengenyam pendidikan dan ODHA mendapat pengobatan Ia dituduh melakukan Kristenisasi

Berani bersuara pada Hari Tanpa Diskriminasi 2017

Mar 01, 2017 - 8:50 AM

“Diskriminasi ditandai ketika seseorang diberi perlakuan yang tidak adil Perlakuan tersebut menyebabkan ia kehilangan haknya ”

Tanzania threatens to publish 'list of gay people'

Feb 18, 2017 - 9:19 PM

The country s deputy health minister says the government is investigating the homosexuality syndicate and would arrest and prosecute those involved in the gay sex business

Aiza Seguerra pushes for lower age of HIV testing without parental consent

Feb 14, 2017 - 4:39 PM

This is necessary says the National Youth Commission chairperson because of the 28 who get infected with HIV up to 26 are young people

FIGHTING HIV/AIDS. National Youth Commission Chairperson Aiza Seguerra speaks with President Rodrigo Duterte and his common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña at the Palace. Malacañang photo

Kebijakan baru LPDP menuai kontroversi

Feb 07, 2017 - 5:57 PM

Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan LPDP dinilai diskriminatif terhadap pengidap HIV AIDS

Salah kaprah yang melembaga tentang HIV dan AIDS

Feb 07, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Penulis menyayangkan kebijakan program LPDP yang meminta pendaftar beasiswa bebas dari HIV dan AIDS

Briones: No condom distribution in schools

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says health centers are tasked with condom distribution

EDUCATION SPENDING. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the Philippines can only show it deserves to spend 6% of the GDP on education by catching up on commitments to deliver services. Screenshot from Rappler

1-year old child is youngest HIV patient in Cagayan Valley

Jan 28, 2017 - 9:08 PM

The baby is the latest addition to the 88 recorded HIV and AIDS cases in Cagayan Valley

[DASH of SAS] Schools as access points for condoms

Jan 21, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Education and health agencies tackle strategies that will address the glaring information gap in sexual literacy among the Filipino youth

Condoms in schools? Sotto hits Ubial for 'imposing' beliefs on Filipinos

Jan 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

It s insensitive to dismiss the sentiment of a conservative culture just because they failed to implement effective health programs says Senator Vicente Sotto III

Screenshot of Ubial from Rappler; Sotto file photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

QC mayor bans DOH from giving out condoms in public schools

Jan 15, 2017 - 1:42 PM

We will allow the use of QC public health facilities but not QC public schools says Quezon City mayor Herbert bautista

NO CONDOM DISTRIBUTION. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista prohibits the Department of Health's planned distribution of condoms in public schools in the city. File photo by AFP

Restoring RH budget a 'bright spot' for Duterte administration

Jan 14, 2017 - 8:46 AM

UPDATED Human Rights Watch says the budget cut in January 2016 threatened to roll back hard fought gains in maternal health and reductions in infant mortality over the past decade

Bayi tabung untuk pasangan HIV, kenapa tidak?

Jan 09, 2017 - 3:16 PM

‘Andaikan saja cairan spermatozoa adalah ikan sedangkan cairan ejakulan adalah airnya Meski airnya terinfeksi oleh HIV namun belum tentu ikannya ikut terinfeksi juga’

Condoms in schools won't cut it

Jan 02, 2017 - 4:41 PM

There is no quick fix to the problem of HIV and unwanted pregnancy among our youth but we must start quickly on the path toward the right solutions


WATCH: Healing the stigma of HIV

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:15 PM

In an environment where government policies restrict interventions reaching out through kindness and acceptance becomes a way to address HIV

EPIDEMIC. Cebu has seen one of the biggest explosions in infection rates, specifically among people who inject drugs (PWID) and share needles. Photo by Veejay Villafranca

Part 2: The Philippines as target market for illicit drugs

Dec 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

A public health approach rather than a law enforcement one should form the basis for a response to drug use and dependence

BUST. Police seize P2-B worth of drugs at Subic port. File photo by AFP

Briones: Condoms won't be given out like leaflets in schools

Dec 15, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Hindi naman sa tatayo sila diyan sa pinto bawat pumapasok bibigyan kagaya ng nagbibigay ng leaflet diyan… Hindi ganoon It has to be done very carefully says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

PREVENT HIV/AIDS. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the plan to distribute condoms in schools should be done carefully and with great sensitivity. Briones file photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Human Rights Watch: PH gov't 'fueling' HIV epidemic

Dec 08, 2016 - 12:04 PM

The HRW report cites government barriers – from the national to the local level – on HIV prevention It also says two local governments have hindered HIV prevention efforts due to conservative views

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

Meluruskan 8 mitos tentang HIV dan AIDS

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:31 AM

Apa bedanya HIV dan AIDS? Apakah HIV AIDS hanya jadi masalah bagi kaum homoseksual dan pengguna narkoba saja?

Pemahaman keliru mengenai HIV/AIDS justru mendorong sejumlah perilaku yang menyebabkan makin banyak orang terjangkit penyakit ini. Foto dari HelloSehat

Sketsatorial: 5 alasan mengapa kita perlu tes HIV

Dec 05, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Kebanyakan orang saat ini masih merasa enggan untuk melakukan tes HIV terutama karena stigma yang ada di masyarakat

Di 'Women Change Makers', perempuan positif HIV ceritakan kisah mereka

Dec 03, 2016 - 11:47 AM

Ketiga perempuan ini berharap agar bisa dilihat sebagai diri mereka apa adanya dan dilibatkan dalam program pemerintah

(ki-ka) Liana, Ayu Oktariani, dan Hanna menceritakan kisah hidup mereka sebagai perempuan dengan HIV di 'Women Change Makers', 1 Desember 2016 di The Warehouse, Plaza Indonesia. Foto oleh Nadia Vetta Hamid/Rappler

HIV now an 'epidemic' among PH youth - Nat'l Youth Commission

Dec 01, 2016 - 9:42 PM

In partnership with the health and education agencies the NYC leads the development of an HIV information drive that target the youth

HIV TESTING. Because of the high incidence of HIV among young people, NYC supports HIV testing among young people aged 15 to 17 without parental consent. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

Jaringan Indonesia Positif tolak skema ARV berbayar

Dec 01, 2016 - 8:12 PM

Skema ARV berbayar dinilai hanya akan merugikan ODHA

Menkes ingatkan supaya para suami tidak membawa pulang virus HIV ke rumah

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Berdasarkan data dari Kementerian Kesehatan golongan yang paling rentan tertular virus HIV datang dari kelompok ibu rumah tangga

HIV/AIDS. Menteri Kesehatan Nila F. Moeloek memberikan penghargaan kepada di Gubernur Jawa Timur,Soekarwo di Gedung Negara Grahadi Surabaya, dalam peringatan Hari AIDS Sedunia. Foto oleh Amir Tejo/Rappler

Hari AIDS Sedunia, netizen gunakan tagar #SayaBerani untuk hilangkan stigma

Dec 01, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Sudah saatnya bagi kita untuk menghentikan dan menghilangkan stigma yang kerap menyudutkan Orang dengan HIV dan AIDS