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New law allows minors to get HIV test without parents' consent

Jul 12, 2019 - 12:09 PM

A key provision of the new law allows minors from 15 to 17 years old to undergo HIV testing even without parental consent

HIV-AIDS. The Philippines has one of the 'fastest growing' HIV epidemics in the world. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

Pia Wurtzbach headlines fashion show in Cebu for HIV/AIDS awareness

Jul 02, 2019 - 7:30 AM

'Etuf: Cebu’s Premier Fashion Auction for HIV/AIDS Advocacy' happens on July 6

Photo by Dion Besa/Rappler

OFWs now comprise 10% of Filipinos with HIV – ACTS-OFW

May 25, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Of the 65,463 confirmed cases listed in the National HIV/AIDS Registry as of March 2019, 6,524 are overseas Filipino workers, says ACTS-OFW

WIDESPREAD. HIV/AIDS continues to persist despite measures taken to suppress the virus. Photo from Shutterstock

PH Army joins 36th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

May 18, 2019 - 7:58 PM

The Philippine Army hosts this year’s commemoration in solidarity with the initiative to curb the HIV epidemic in the country

Members of the Philippine Army unveil the IACM red ribbon at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig on May 16,2019. Photo by San Juan City Social Hygiene Clinic

Treatment prevents sexual HIV transmission among gay men – study

May 03, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Doctors doing the Europe-wide study do not find a single case of in-couple HIV transmission within the 8 years of the research, raising hopes that widespread antiretroviral programs could eventually end new infections

Human rights 'core guiding principle' of new HIV, AIDS law

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The law's principal authors say it will help address the stigma against people living with HIV and AIDS

HUMAN RIGHTS. Legislators say the new law strengthening the HIV and AIDS policy of the Philippines focuses on human rights.

Duterte signs law strengthening HIV, AIDS health services

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:35 PM

(UPDATED) The new law allows persons aged 15 to 17 years old to undergo HIV testing even without the consent of a parent or guardian

Health advocates light candles during commemoration of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial at the Quezon City Hall on Monday, May 21, 2018, to honor HIV/AIDS victim. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Person living with HIV grateful for priest’s hug and acceptance

Dec 05, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Holding a placard which says 'Free Hugs. I’m HIV+' , Joross de Vera gets a warm embrace from Fr. Alvin Pila, who is a participant of the Marian procession in Intramuros

ACCEPTANCE. A Catholic priest hugs a person with HIV at the Grand Marian Procession in Intramuros, Manila. Photo Courtesy of Manila Red Cross Youth

IN NUMBERS: Global HIV/AIDS cases still on the rise

Dec 01, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The number of HIV-positive individuals continues to rise globally despite maximum efforts done to suppress the disease

WIDESPREAD. HIV/AIDS continues to persist despite measures taken to suppress the virus. Photo from Shutterstock

WHO urges PH to 'give more attention' to growing number of HIV-AIDS cases

Oct 08, 2018 - 7:56 PM

WHO's Dr Shin Young-soo says, sooner or later, the general population in PH – not just gay men and men having sex with men – might be infected by the virus

HIV-AIDS. The Philippines has one of the 'fastest growing' HIV epidemics in the world. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

China HIV/AIDS cases surge by 14%

Sep 30, 2018 - 7:30 AM

More than 40,000 new HIV/AIDS cases are reported in the second quarter alone

Experts: U.N. helped reverse AIDS epidemic. It now must do the same for TB.

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Health experts call for specific action steps to combat tuberculosis

'32 Filipinos test positive for HIV-AIDS daily'

Sep 26, 2018 - 12:31 PM

The Philippine National AIDS Council says if not enough is done there will be a quarter of a million Filipinos living with HIV-AIDS in 2030

HIV-AIDS. The Philippines has one of the 'fastest growing' HIV epidemics in the world. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

Puerto Princesa commits to end HIV epidemic by 2030

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:14 PM

'Ten years ago, we just had one case here. Now we have 198 enrolled in our treatment hub and 139 come from Puerto Princesa,' says Regina Villapa, city coordinator on HIV-AIDS

FIGHTING HIV/AIDS. Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron (2nd from right) and UNAIDS Philippines Director Lui Ocampo (right). Looking on are Bb Pilipinas Universe Catriona Gray and Chi Vallido of Forum for Population and Development Photo by Mau Victa

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

Photos by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Kylie Verzosa wants to prove she can act too

Aug 06, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Kylie Verzosa enjoys the life of a multihyphenate

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

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

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

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

File photo by George Moya/Rappler

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

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

[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

'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

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?

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Nov 30, 2017 - 11:22 AM

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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

#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

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

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

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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.

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

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 ”

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

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

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

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