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Turkey assault could displace 400,000 in Syria, says U.N.

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Thousands are forced to flee their homes since the beginning of Turkey's military incursion after US President Donald Trump ordered American troops to pull back from the border

FLEEING HOME. An elderly woman is evacuated from a building in Akcakale, a town near the Turkish border with Syria on October 13, 2019, after it was hit by a rocket reported to be fired from within Syria. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

$14 billion goal in sight for fighting AIDS, TB, malaria

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Promises for replenishment money are made at meeting in France of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

FUNDS. (From left) Irish rock band U2 singer Bono, Microsoft founder, Bill Gates and French President Emmanuel Macron attend the announcement of the final amount raised for the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria on October 10, 2019, in Lyon, central eastern France. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

7.2 million HIV-positive in South Africa, says study

Oct 03, 2019 - 7:26 AM

South Africa has the largest number of HIV-positive people in the world, says The Lancet HIV Journal

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

AIDS deaths down a third since 2010 – U.N.

Jul 16, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Highlighting the enormous progress made since the height of the AIDS epidemic in the mid-1990s, the report shows the number of people dying from the disease fell from 800,000 in 2017 to 770,000 last year.

AIDS DEATHS DOWN. This file photograph taken on November 30, 2016, shows an experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus in Shoshaguve as South Africa launched a major clinical trial of the experimental vaccine. Photo by Mujahid Safodien/AFP

[OPINION] No such thing as a free lunch: The Filipino 'libre' culture

Jul 13, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Has the Filipino tradition of gift-giving and treating friends and family gone too far?

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

AFP says Marawi aid audit report 'not quite accurate'

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:20 AM

The Armed Forces denies irregularities in its handling of aid money, after state auditors flagged the disparity in amounts given to wounded soldiers

MARAWI SIEGE. Government troops take position against enemy snipers as they escort rescued workers and trapped residents near the town center of Marawi on June 1, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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

South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North

Jun 20, 2019 - 7:14 AM

It will be the first time the South provides food aid to the North since 2010, when it sent 5,000 tons of rice across the border

People take part in an annual rice planting event in Nampho City in Chongsan-ri, near Nampho on May 12, 2019. The event takes place every May 12 to mark the occasion in 1971 when late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il planted rice in the area. KIM Won Jin / AFP

South Korea approves $8 million in aid for hungry North

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:57 PM

It will be the first such aid Seoul has provided Pyongyang since 2015 and follows the North's lowest recorded harvest for a decade, according to the United Nations

DROUGHT. North Korea's border county of Kaepoong is seen from a South Korean observation post in Paju near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas on May 17, 2019. File photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

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

Denying health, life insurance to people with HIV illegal – lawmaker

Feb 27, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Surigao del Sur Representative Johnny Pimentel makes the clarification as several insurances companies still exclude HIV-related cases from their coverages

HIV STATUS. Insurance companies in the Philippines are not allowed to deny service to persons living with HIV. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

U.N. reaches aid warehouses on Yemen frontlines, seeks $4.2B

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:49 PM

(UPDATED) 'I have just received a piece of good news. Finally, it was possible for us to reach the Red Sea Mills,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

YEMEN AID. A general view shows the Red Sea Flour Mills on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida as Yemeni pro-government forces continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 14, 2018. Photo by Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP

U.S. condemns violence by Maduro's 'thugs' in Venezuela

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:07 AM

This comes after Venezuela security forces fired at demonstrators against Venezuela's aid lockdown, leaving 2 people dead and more than 300 injured

CONDEMNED. Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro refuses to accept aid from other countries, especially the United States, seeing it as a prelude to an invasion. File photo by Aizar Raldes/AFP

Venezuela's Guaido defies travel ban as aid row turns deadly

Feb 23, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Juan Guaido delivers a blow to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro as he turns up unexpectedly at the concert in the Colombian border town of Cucuta

DEFIANT. Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido gestures during the 'Venezuela Aid Live' concert, organized to raise money for the Venezuelan relief effort, at the head of the Tienditas International Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, on February 22, 2019. Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

Maduro shuts border with Brazil as Guaido goes in search of aid

Feb 21, 2019 - 12:41 PM

(UPDATED) Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido sets out in a convoy of vehicles to personally pick up US aid being stockpiled on the other side of the Colombian border, defying Maduro's military to stop him

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on January 25, 2019 shows Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido (L) speaking to opposition supporters at the Central University of Caracas (UCV) in Caracas, on January 21, 2019 and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offering a press conference in Caracas, on January 25, 2019. Venezuela's opposition leader and self-proclaimed "acting president" Juan Guaido stepped up his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro on January 25, 2019 calling for a "major demonstration" and rejecting an offer of talks with the socialist leader. Yuri CORTEZ / AFP

Venezuela 'on alert,' suspends links with Curacao to block aid

Feb 20, 2019 - 7:08 AM

(UPDATED) Regional commander Vladimir Quintero confirms reports Venezuela had ordered the suspension of air and sea links with Curacao and the nearby Netherlands Antilles islands of Aruba and Bonaire

A woman photographs boxes containing humanitarian aid for Venezuela inside a warehouse at the Tienditas International Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, on February 19, 2019. US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Venezuela's military to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's amnesty offer, or stand to "lose everything," as a crisis deepened over President Nicolas Maduro's refusal to let in desperately needed humanitarian aid. Luis ROBAYO / AFP

QC launches NCR’s first pre-employment financial aid program

Feb 19, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Press release: Grants are available for Quezon City residents from indigent families, including fresh graduates

Trump tells Venezuela military to back Guaido or 'lose everything'

Feb 19, 2019 - 7:46 AM

(UPDATED) The Maduro government has until Saturday, February 23, to let aid shipments into Venezuela

WAITING. People wait for a chance to receive medical attention by volunteers of the 'Aid and Freedom Coalition' movement during a medical attention camp in the Macarao neighbourhood in Caracas, on February 17, 2019. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Venezuela expels Europe lawmakers as aid showdown intensifies

Feb 18, 2019 - 12:13 PM

(3rd UPDATE) This incident is the latest point of tension between the international community and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who is in the grip of a power struggle with interim president Juan Guaido

Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido speaks to the crowd during a mass opposition rally against leader Nicolas Maduro in which he declared himself the country's "acting president", on the anniversary of a 1958 uprising that overthrew a military dictatorship, in Caracas on January 23, 2019. - "I swear to formally assume the national executive powers as acting president of Venezuela to end the usurpation, (install) a transitional government and hold free elections," said Guaido as thousands of supporters cheered. Moments earlier, the loyalist-dominated Supreme Court ordered a criminal investigation of the opposition-controlled legislature. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Thousands of Venezuela volunteers begin preparing U.S. aid entry

Feb 17, 2019 - 7:56 PM

The oil-rich country's economic meltdown under Nicolas Maduro has left millions in poverty facing shortages of medicine and food, with hyperinflation making purchases impossible

$100 million in humanitarian aid pledged to crisis-hit Venezuela

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Venezuela is plagued by hyperinflation and major shortages of basic goods, and two men – Juan Guaido and Nicolas Maduro – are vying for control of the country

BLOCKADE. This photo taken on February 14, 2019 shows a general view of the Tienditas International Bridge border with Venezuela, in Cucuta, Colombia. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

Yemen food aid at risk of rotting – United Nations

Feb 12, 2019 - 8:24 AM

Hodeida and its food silos are in the hands of Yemen's Huthi rebels and have been since 2014

FOOD AID. Martin Griffiths (C), the UN special envoy for Yemen, arrives at Sanaa international airport on February 11, 2019. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Humanitarian aid used as weapon in Maduro-Guaido conflict

Feb 10, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Maduro insists shortages plaguing the country are caused by Washington's punitive sections, and he has vowed to stop the 'spectacle of fake humanitarian aid'

BLOCKED. General view of the Tienditas Bridge on the border between the Colombian city of Cucuta and Tachira, Venezuela, after Venezuelan military forces block the bridge with containers on February 5, 2019. Photo by Schneyder Mendoza/AFP

Deadly drug-resistant tuberculosis a 'blinking red' global threat

Feb 08, 2019 - 7:45 AM

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is on a mission to eradicate the 3 epidemics

FIGHTING TUBERCULOSIS. This photograph taken on February 6, 2019, shows Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, during an interview with AFP in New Delhi. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Venezuela's military blocks humanitarian aid shipment

Feb 06, 2019 - 12:15 PM

(UPDATED) Juan Guaido, who proclaimed himself acting president on January 23, claims that up to 300,000 people face death if the aid is not delivered

BLOCKED. General view of the Tienditas Bridge on the border between the Colombian city of Cucuta and Tachira, Venezuela, after Venezuelan military forces block the bridge with containers on February 5, 2019. Photo by Schneyder Mendoza/AFP

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

Donors cut aid to Tanzania after rights crackdown

Dec 29, 2018 - 5:02 PM

As accusations of repression grow, donors and former allies are increasingly frustrated at what they say are moves that stifle dissent and create obstacles for journalists and rights activists

AID CUT. Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli (C) reviews an honor guard of troops as he attends a ceremony marking the country's 56th independence anniversary in Dodoma on December 9, 2017. File photo by AFP

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Community legal aid service: Too much, too soon?

Dec 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

What the Supreme Court may consider is putting together a pool of lawyers it deems qualified to provide legal assistance to indigent litigants and, in specific cases, let the courts require these lawyers to handle specific cases pro bono

#XXXWAD: Catriona Gray, PH celebs rally together in fight to end AIDS

Dec 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Local celebs take part in The Red Whistle's #XXXWAD campaign in honor of the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day

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

Arroyo against House inquiries unless they actually lead to laws

Nov 26, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says 'there is no legislation that happens, only harassment,' when lawmakers conduct investigations 'in aid of legislation'

ON PROBES. Speaker Gloria Arroyo (left) and House ways and means panel chairperson Estrellita Suansing during a hearing on November 13, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler  DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

Religious freedom at risk in 1 of 5 countries – report

Nov 23, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Of the 38 countries where freedom is threatened, the situation has worsened in 18 of them, 'in particular in two of the most populous countries in the world, China and India'

[OPINION] Preserving indigenous knowledge in disaster recovery

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Keeping indigenous knowledge systems, practices, and beliefs alive will allow communities of smallholder farmers to maintain their culture and the balance in their ecosystem without sacrificing their livelihood

Accompanied by Duterte, Bong Go files candidacy for senator

Oct 15, 2018 - 4:09 PM

(UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte goes with his top aide Bong Go in filing the latter's certificate of candidacy at the Comelec office in Intramuros

STRIKING OUT. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go is leaving his prime Malacañang post to run for senator. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

LIST: Foreign aid for Philippines after Typhoon Ompong

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:17 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Here is a list of countries and international organizations donating to the Philippines after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

TYPHOON OMPONG. Workers clear debris on September 16, 2018, from a landslide after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) in Baguio City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

P6.1-M medical aid given to Typhoon Ompong victims

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:36 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Health says 34 health emergency response teams have been stationed in affected regions

STRANDED. Typhoon Ompong strands passengers in Bicol while soldiers evacuate people. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Sara Duterte hands P1M to flood-hit Quezon City, Pampanga

Aug 13, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte as well as Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda attend Hugpong ng Pagbabago's event amid heavy rain and flooding in their areas

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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