AIDS in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on AIDS in the Philippines


Groups step up to help people living with HIV during coronavirus outbreak

Mar 26, 2020 - 12:58 PM

People living with HIV are among those significantly affected by lockdowns which pose challenges to access life-saving medication and services

LIVING WITH HIV. People living with HIV face challenges in accessing life-saving medication and services during the enhanced community quarantine. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

[OPINION] A bigger monster to fight: Depression and living with HIV

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:13 AM

'Yes, I fell in love with someone who was HIV-positive, and despite warnings from other people to just end the relationship, I chose to stay'

[OPINION] The stain in my blood: Thoughts of a person living with HIV

Dec 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM

We don't discriminate against people who have diabetes or high blood pressure, so why would we discriminate against people who have HIV?

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

LOOK: Robin Padilla supports Bong Go at frigates hearing

Feb 20, 2018 - 2:44 PM

The actor attends the Special Assistant to the President's Senate hearing

Licuanan proud of leveling opportunities in public, private education

Jan 27, 2018 - 8:09 PM

Many of the first batch of scholars in state universities and colleges graduated with honors. It shows that 'talent and intelligence is normally distributed, but opportunity is not,' former CHED Patricia Licuanan says.

LICUANAN's LEGACY. Former chairperson Patricia Licuanan talks to Rappler about what she believes is her legacy in CHED. File by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Oct 25, 2016 - 9:31 PM

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Duterte: No strings attached in Lawin aid from China

Oct 25, 2016 - 11:45 AM

It s completely out of benevolence says Duterte about the almost P90 million in aid from China for Super Typhoon Lawin Haima recovery efforts

AID FROM CHINA. President Duterte and Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jinhua meet in Malacañang Palace on October 24, 2016. Photo by ALBERT ALCAIN/ Presidential Photo

US senator warns PH of 'further conditions' on aid

Sep 28, 2016 - 4:53 PM

US Senator Patrick Leahy says there will need to be an appropriate response by the US government if extrajudicial killings continue

EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS. Senator Patrick Leahy (left) warns the Philippines of ‘further conditions’ on US aid because of recent killings in the Southeast Asian country. File photo by Chip Soodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

PH to launch world's first 'AIDS Hour' on May 14

May 13, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Filipinos are encouraged to light a candle from 6 pm to 7 pm on Saturday May 14 to commemorate the lives of those who died from HIV and AIDS

Photo c/o Project Red Ribbon

Youth-friendly HIV testing center opens in Manila

Feb 16, 2016 - 12:38 AM

LoveYourself Uni also functions as a community center where people can hang out in a safe non judgmental environment

LOVE YOURSELF. The LoveYourself hubs are powered by over 600 trained volunteer counselors. Photo by Ana Santos

The dead, the dying, and the woman who prays for them

Nov 07, 2015 - 10:30 AM

On occasions like All Souls Day when the nation pays its respects to loved ones who have gone on to the afterlife Lorna prays for those who passed on from HIV related complications

Loreta, a former bar girl turned social worker who acquired HIV from having unprotected sex with one of her customers, visits the grave of her former partner who committed suicide due to his habitual 'shooting' behavior. Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

#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

Philippine Red Cross sending typhoon teams to Nepal

Apr 28, 2015 - 10:56 PM

Red Cross teams in the Philippines with experience of Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 are being sent to Nepal to help victims of the deadly quake

RELIEF. A child peeks out of a hole in a temporary tent in an open ground in Kathmandu after a powerful earthquake followed by strong aftershocks struck Nepal, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 27 April 2015. Photo by Narendra Shresta / EPA.

Boston bomber, Arroyo house arrest, HIV in PH | The wRap

Apr 09, 2015 - 8:22 PM

The Boston bomber is found guilty Former president Arroyo asks for house arrest New HIV cases hit an all time high

Secretary Ona, please do (not) test me

May 19, 2014 - 8:50 AM

Let us go get tested voluntarily so that Secretary Ona may be convinced that public education community action and free voluntary and confidential testing is still the way to go

Gov't launches improved foreign aid tracking site

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:51 PM

The new version allows 64 countries and 7 multilateral organizations to input their cash and non cash pledges on the site increasing accuracy of foreign aid tracking

IMPROVED VERSION. The government launches Version 2.0 of its foreign aid tracking site, FAiTH. Screenshot of FAiTH website

Donors get online access to track Yolanda foreign aid

Apr 07, 2014 - 7:22 PM

The DFA gives 64 donor countries and 7 multilateral organizations access to the government s online tracker to monitor foreign aid donations

FAiTH. Screenshot of the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH) website on Sunday, November 17.

Rising HIV cases in PH buck global decline

Nov 21, 2012 - 10:11 AM

UPDATED Cases of HIV infections in 25 countries dropped by more than 50 but the Philippines reports a 25 rise

September's 316 HIV cases highest in nearly 3 decades

Nov 06, 2012 - 3:36 PM

September 2012 has the highest monthly recorded number of HIV cases in the Philippines in nearly 3 decades

HIV/AIDS cases surpass 2010 record

Jul 27, 2012 - 6:15 PM

The health department is alarmed over the big jump in the number of HIV AIDS cases this year

How can PH lessen dependence on foreign aid?

Apr 17, 2012 - 6:51 PM

To accept foreign disaster relief means swallowing national pride says the Philippines disaster management chief