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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

QUIZ: Laging nahihilo? Take this quiz to find out if you’re at risk for Iron Deficiency Anemia

Dec 21, 2018 - 7:11 PM

Your frequent dizziness might not be as simple as you think

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

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

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

Infographic: The reality of anemia in PH

Apr 24, 2017 - 5:22 PM

How widespread is anemia – and what are its consequences?

Quiz: Could it be anemia?

Apr 07, 2017 - 7:39 PM

Know its symptoms and how it affects daily activities

Healthy blood for a better Philippines

Apr 04, 2017 - 2:37 PM

Sangobion launches new campaign to continue the fight against iron deficiency anemia

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] 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

'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

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.

Could your child be iron-deficient?

Mar 31, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Babies transitioning to a solid diet could be susceptible to lower iron levels

INFOGRAPHIC: Iron deficiency and your baby

Mar 28, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Iron deficiency during infancy could lead to serious effects on a child’s endurance immunity and attention span

ERC approves NGCP's Visayas-Mindanao grid link study

Feb 15, 2016 - 8:00 PM

There is a need for the Visayas and Mindanao grids to immediately share power reserves says the NGCP

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

Sibuyan: An island paradise in peril?

Nov 28, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Despite its beauty Sibuyan Island faces the threats of isolation poverty and food insecurity

Pacquiaos ask SC to stop BIR from confiscating assets

Oct 23, 2015 - 7:54 PM

For alleged fraud in tax payments Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao are being asked to pay almost double their declared assets

Image courtesy of Bello Medical Group

#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

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

PH vs China, Egay, Princess Charlotte | 6PM wRap

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:38 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Avoiding the sun can do you no good

Jan 28, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Studies show how it can put you at risk of developing chronic diseases

Surprise! Filipinos need sun exposure

Dec 12, 2014 - 10:00 AM

If you re avoiding the sun you might be suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency

'Hidden hunger,’ often overshadowed but devastating: report

Oct 13, 2014 - 7:30 PM

More than two billion people worldwide suffer from hidden hunger more than double the 805 million people who do not have enough calories to eat

HIDDEN HUNGER. Micronutrient deficiencies account for a certain type of hunger not easily seen. Graphic by Raffy De Guzman

SC stops BIR from seizing Pacquiao's assets

Aug 20, 2014 - 7:55 PM

A TRO is also issued against an April 22 tax appeal court resolution which imposed a bond requirement on the lifting of the warrant of distraint and levy and garnishment

Pacquiao to SC: Remove bond in tax evasion case

Aug 15, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Pacquiao also asks the SC to stop the BIR from collecting his allegedly unpaid taxes by temporarily seizing his assets

What to mix with children's 'lugaw'?

Jul 25, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines comes out with its first locally produced Micronutrient Powder which can be used to help improve the nutritional status of children

MICRONUTRIENTS. The Nutrition Center of the Philippines came up with the country's first locally-manufactured Micronutrient Powder (MNP) distributed among LGUs, NGOs, and the DOH. Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/

The long, slow march of 'biofortified' genetically modified food

Jul 09, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Research into biofortified food has looked at boosting levels of important micronutrients in rice banana cassava and corn but progress has also been slow

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY? Golden Rice, currently undergoing field trials in the Philippines, is supposed to be the world's answer to Vitamin A deficiency. Photo from International Rice Research Institute

BIR 'happy' with compromise Pacquiao cash bond

Apr 24, 2014 - 4:08 PM

The CTA orders the BIR to cease and desist from collecting Manny Pacquiao s deficiency tax assessments for taxable years 2008 and 2009

Hungry homes in resettlement areas

Apr 08, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Families in resettlement areas complain about hunger poverty and the lack of job opportunities in resettlement areas

PH losing trillions of pesos yearly due to malnutrition

Mar 12, 2014 - 1:45 PM

The Philippines loses about P2 trillion a year as a result of lost productivity and health care costs caused by malnutrition

MALNUTRITION. Aside from its impacts on physical health, malnutrition also imposes social and economic burdens on countries. Graphic by Emil Mercado/Rappler

Hungry children: What happens to their behavior?

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:59 PM

Aside from affecting physical growth and development the claws of hunger also rip children of their confidence and sunny disposition

HUNGER AND CHILD BEHAVIOR. Doctors observe that malnourished children are more irritable, lethargic, and apathetic than well-nourished kids. Photo by Jez Aznar/AFP

Take it with a grain of 'iodized' salt

Dec 24, 2013 - 9:00 AM

The iodine status of pregnant and lactating women is of public health concern

[INFOGRAPHIC] Nutrition Facts: Hidden hunger

Dec 17, 2013 - 6:30 AM

The infographic explains the essential roles micronutrients play in your health and development

HIDDEN HUNGER. Micronutrient deficiencies account for a certain type of hunger not easily seen. Graphic by Raffy De Guzman

Why I support Golden Rice

Oct 22, 2013 - 9:02 AM

I believe that the best way forward for Philippine agriculture is not to dismiss GMOs outright but to see how we can best use them to our advantage

Michael Purugganan, Dean for Science, New York University

Iron supplements do not boost malaria risk - study

Sep 04, 2013 - 8:03 AM

The findings contrast with previous research that has suggested iron deficiency anemia may protect against malaria and that iron supplements may make malaria more deadly

MALARIA VACCINE? This undated photo courtesy of Sanaria, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, shows Malaria infected mosquitoes ready for dissection in the lab's manufacturing facility during vaccine production. ADAM M. RICHMAN/SANARIA INC./AFP

Five things that tire you out

Mar 13, 2013 - 6:38 PM

Feeling sluggish and worn out all the time? These 5 factors may be the culprit

EXHAUSTED. These 5 factors may be the culprit. Photo from "Headache" Facebook page

Boy infected by mom dies of AIDS

Mar 07, 2012 - 4:33 PM

A 7 year old boy who got infected with HIV while still in his mother s womb died of the AIDS virus in January 2012

'PH should spend more on AIDS prevention'

Feb 23, 2012 - 6:40 PM

The Philippine government s budget for programs to prevent HIV AIDS is not enough to reach populations that are most at risk