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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

'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

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

[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

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

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

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

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

#HackHIV: PrEP launched in PH to curb epidemic

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:12 PM

PrEP is a daily pill that can be taken by people without HIV as an additional tool for prevention to lower the chances of contacting the virus

PREVENTION. (L-R) LoveYourself Senior Director Chris Lagman, volunteer Marvin Natural, LoveYourself Founder Vinn Pagtakhan, RITM AIDS Research Chief Dr Rossana Ditangco, and WHO Country Representative Dr Gundo Weiler answer questions from the audience during the PrEP Launch on Tuesday, November 29. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

[Dash of SAS] Making effective HIV and AIDS information materials

Aug 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Here are 5 simple questions that anyone can use to test and screen whether information material on HIV AIDS is accurate and appropriate

Decline in HIV funding worries health advocates

Jul 22, 2016 - 2:32 PM

A joint report by the UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that donor funding declined from 8 6 million in 2014 to 7 5 million in 2015

AIDS CONFERENCE. An HIV AIDS poster at the Slipway Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia 20 July 2016. South Africa is currently hosting the 2016 International Aids Conference between 18-22 July which is attended globally by over 18 000 delegates, policy makers, HIV Workers as well as many living with HIV.  Photo by Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

'Involve more young people in HIV work'

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:32 PM

During the opening of the 21st AIDS Conference world leaders scientists and activists emphasize the role of the young generation in ending AIDS

AIDS CONFERENCE. Several activists hold a people's march during the opening of the 21st AIDS conference in South Africa. Photo by Nikos Dacanay

How civil society is responding to PH’s HIV epidemic

Jul 16, 2016 - 12:06 PM

Advocates from LoveYourself and The Red Ribbon Project share how their organizations are helping the fight against HIV AIDS in the Philippines

SAFE HAVEN. LoveYourself's Chris Lagman says the organization creates a safe environment for males having sex with males. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

DOH scaling up community approach to end HIV epidemic

Jul 15, 2016 - 8:49 AM

To address the increasing prevalence of HIV AIDS in the country the health department is launching a two pronged response to halt and reverse the spread of the infection

'The HIV Generation': 25 people get infected daily in PH

Jul 14, 2016 - 6:47 PM

The problem could be worse as the statistics are based only on who get tested and not on the entire population

Dr Genesis Samonte of the Department of Health briefs members of the media on the HIV epidemic in the Philippines on Thursday, July 14. Photo courtesy of RITM.

DOH: HIV cases increase due to 'success' of free testing program

Jun 15, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Outgoing Health Secretary Janette Garin says there were fewer HIV cases in the past because only few people chose to get tested

HIV TESTING. Outgoing health secretary Janette Garin says the rise of HIV positive cases in the country can be attributed to the parallel increase of people who get tested.

How to use technology, stories to curb PH's HIV epidemic

Jun 09, 2016 - 4:46 PM

While international groups say the Philippine government is not doing enough to address the country s HIV epidemic different groups fill the gap through awareness programs and support for persons living with HIV

STUDENT INITIATIVE. A group of students use pop culture for their promotional materials. Photo courtesy of Uncove(RED)

'Free, anonymous, fast' HIV testing set on May 29

May 24, 2016 - 11:36 AM

The entire procedure takes less than 15 minutes inclusive of counseling on safer sex practices to lower the risk of HIV infection as well as an explanation on the results of the test

Posters from LoveYourself Inc

HRW: PH not doing enough to curb HIV epidemic

May 18, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Reducing HIV transmission among males having sex with males MSMs requires targeted education campaigns on condom use and safe sex The government has ignored these approaches Human Rights Watch says

Rappler file photo

Cebu to presidential bets: What will you do about HIV epidemic?

Mar 18, 2016 - 9:28 PM

Cebu City is at the heart of the country’s HIV epidemic with 7 7 prevalence of HIV among males having sex with males alone as of April 2015

HEALTH RISK. Cebu is the top city with the highest rate of HIV prevalence in the country. Photo of the City Health Department by David Lozada/ Rappler

UN urges equal access to health care on World Zero Discrimination Day

Mar 01, 2016 - 8:32 PM

The Joint United Nations Program on HIV AIDS UNAIDS is fighting for discrimination free health services to combat HIV

ZERO DISCRIMINATION. For World Zero Discrimination Day 2016, UNAIDS recognizes the role of judgment-free health services in curbing HIV cases. Image courtesy of UNAIDS

Will you touch an 'HIV+ poster'?

Feb 18, 2016 - 11:27 AM

The poster which holds a drop of HIV positive blood is part of a campaign to remove the stigma around HIV

HIV+. People are invited to touch a poster featuring a drop of HIV+ blood. All photos by Ana P. Santos and Niccolo Cosme

Ask LGBTs: Presidential candidates invited to 'reverse forum'

Feb 02, 2016 - 6:52 PM

For the 2016 elections the LGBT community is looking for a president who listens and is sincerely interested in advancing equal rights

LGBT VOTES. The LGBT Chamber of Commerce is advocating the advancement of equal rights during the 2016 elections as a matter of developing the country. Photo by Bea Orante/Rappler

PODCAST: HIV-shaming

Dec 29, 2015 - 3:00 PM

In this podcast an HIV positive person talks about how we can form a welcoming accepting environment for people at risk for HIV

Amid rising HIV cases, Iloilo to reactivate AIDS councils

Dec 09, 2015 - 4:56 PM

The establishment of Local AIDS Councils at the LGU ensures a collaborative effort from different stakeholders in crafting programs and interventions to prevent and control of the spread of HIV AIDS

World AIDS Day: Spreading awareness, fighting stigma against HIV

Dec 02, 2015 - 1:47 PM

On World AIDS Day netizens say the HIV epidemic can be solved in two ways: curbing the rise of new infections and fighting the stigma attached to people living with HIV

#StayNegatHIVe: How should we celebrate World AIDS Day?

Dec 01, 2015 - 5:54 PM

World AIDS Day is a time to celebrate progress and remember there is still much to be done says the UNDP

AIDS DAY. For World AIDS Day 2015, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark issues a challenge to take past successes further by putting the marginalized 'at the forefront of our efforts.' Image taken from Shutterstock

Unsafe sex, prostitution: AIDS epidemic sweeps Indonesia's Papua

Dec 01, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The virus has spread from sex workers through the whole population of Papua

DOH: HIV cases in PH may reach 133,000 by 2022

Nov 25, 2015 - 2:12 PM

In 2000 one HIV case was diagnosed every 3 days In 2015 one case is detected every hour

#StayNegatHIVe: Iloilo, 4 other cities UNICEF models for HIV services

Oct 13, 2015 - 1:18 PM

Globally UNICEF is working with partners towards revitalizing global response to HIV

Participants of the UNICEF workshop on HIV services come from various organizations working on HIV/AIDs prevention. Photo courtesy of Family Planning Organization of the Philippines

Recto: P1B in 2016 budget to fight HIV epidemic in PH

Oct 10, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Half of the budget will be used to buy anti retroviral drugs while the rest will go to test kits and reagents surveillance and local prevention programs

LIFE SAVERS. People living with HIV have to religiously take anti-retroviral medicine and live a healthy lifestyle. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Curbing the HIV epidemic in PH

Oct 08, 2015 - 5:15 PM

What can the Filipino public do to help curb the rising HIV AIDS epidemic in the Philippines?

#StayNegatHIVe #LivePositive: How life does not end with HIV

Sep 29, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Mikee is just one of the 521 people in Pampanga diagnosed with HIV This number only includes those who have willingly gotten tested

#StayNegatHIVe: We need to talk about HIV/AIDS

Sep 18, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Responding to the concerns of our movers across the country MovePH has partnered with LoveYourself and DM9 JaymeSyfu to launch StayNegatHIVe a campaign that aims to raise awareness on the issue of HIV AIDS in the country

#StayNegatHIVe: HIV/AIDS still on the rise in Western Visayas

Sep 15, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Among the 682 total newly reported cases in the Philippines 31 cases have been attributed to Western Visayas which accounts 5 of the total population

Thinking about taking an HIV test? Be brave

Jul 19, 2015 - 1:11 AM

If you want peace of mind and if you want to take care of yourself take the test You’re not alone

HIV+ hairdresser speaks out vs 'discriminatory' salon

Jul 01, 2015 - 9:33 PM

UPDATED Rene Nocos who was terminated from Ricky Superstyle Color Salon considers himself an advocate raising awareness to stop the social stigma surrounding HIV Ricky Reyes Corporation denies the discrimination claims

HIV's origins traced to Kinshasa in 1920s

Oct 04, 2014 - 9:42 AM

HIV s spread is a result of a number of factors such as urban growth strong railway links in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during Belgian colonial rule and changes to the sex trade

HIV. HIV-positive victim Rosine Muketeza, on a traditional ambulance, is carried by relatives through the border post between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the town hospital of Gisenyi, in Rwanda on 3 September 2007. Piero Pomponi/EPA

[DASH of SAS] HIV: Young people are dying when they shouldn't be

Jul 30, 2014 - 6:22 PM

The numbers will tell you their own story of how HIV is a concentrated epidemic among men who have sex with men between the ages of 20 29

HIV RISING. According to government data, the number of HIV positive men in the Philippines has risen throughout the years. Rappler file photo.

Study finds promise toward treating HIV and hepatitis C

Jul 20, 2014 - 1:23 AM

As many as 7 million people worldwide are infected with both human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C

PROMISING CURE. As many as 7 million people worldwide are infected with both human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C

#PugadBaboy: Sakit ng lipunan

Jul 18, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Diseases and stereotypes

#PugadBaboy: Sakit ng lipunan punchline 3

Jul 18, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Diseases stereotypes and PNoy s SONA

#PugadBaboy: Sakit ng lipunan punchline 2

Jul 18, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Diseases stereotypes and risk groups

#PugadBaboy: Blood, sweat and cheers punchline 3

Jul 12, 2013 - 5:00 AM

On drunk driving breathalizers and blood tests

Australian study arrests HIV progress to AIDS

Jan 16, 2013 - 3:23 PM

David Harrich from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research said he had successfully modified a protein in HIV that the virus needed to replicate and instead made it inhibit virus growth

MODERN DAY SCOURGE. The HIV virus. (Photo credit: C. Goldsmith/public domain)