hiv in the philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on hiv in the philippines


[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?

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Better police handling, media coverage of drugs and HIV needed

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM

We can all do our part in easing the stigma of HIV and creating a less hostile environment both for people who use drugs and people living with HIV

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

Draft Senate bill to boost AIDS response

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:04 PM

But the proposed law needs strong language promoting condom use

WHO country rep: PH not doing enough to stop HIV epidemic

Dec 01, 2016 - 2:22 PM

WHO believes it would take mass mobilization to counter the spread of the virus in the Philippines

File photo of World Health Organization Philippine representative Dr Gundo Weiler from WHO

'Hottest gay guy' in PH braves HIV test

Nov 16, 2016 - 4:38 PM

2016 Mister Gay World Philippines John Raspado invites people to undergo HIV testing so they will know their status and help spread awareness on the disease

Photo of Mr Gay World Philippines John Raspado courtesy of LoveYourself.

PODCAST: There's an HIV law in the PH?

Feb 27, 2016 - 2:30 PM

About two decades ago former president Fidel V Ramos gifted the Asia Pacific HIV community with an HIV law

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

INFOGRAPHIC: HIV epidemic in the Philippines

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:02 AM

There is a challenge for the Philippine government to ramp up its response to the HIV situation in the country in terms of funding and raising awareness But what can Filipinos do in their own capacity?

'Stop the spread of HIV'

May 15, 2015 - 9:52 PM

At least 667 new human immunodeficiency virus HIV cases have been documented in March the Philippine s health department reports noting that the number is expected to rise in May

Various LGBT groups light the 1167 candles which represent the total number of AIDS victims in the Philippines from 1984 to March 2015. Photo by Mark Saludez/Rappler.

The day I took the HIV test

Aug 04, 2014 - 10:00 AM

If I a sufficiently well educated person and activist found myself guilty of self stigmatization then certainly the stigma surrounding HIV and the HIV test is still out there

[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.

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

Proposed mandatory HIV testing not for all Filipinos

May 15, 2014 - 2:25 PM

While nothing is definite yet when it comes to mandatory testing the Department of Health is looking at amending the country s AIDS law

AMEND THE LAW. New Health Spokesperson Dr Lyndon Lee Suy says the department is in talks with lawmakers on updating the AIDS law in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Mandatory HIV testing? Groups blast DOH chief

May 14, 2014 - 7:39 PM

It has to be said: one of the legacies of Secretary Ona and the Aquino administration will be the HIV epidemic in the country

NO TO MANDATORY. The Network to Stop AIDS Philippines is against mandatory HIV testing in the Philippines. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Alarming: 12 HIV cases a day in PH

Mar 01, 2013 - 6:05 PM

The health department says this is the highest daily rate since government began monitoring HIV cases in the Philippines

Analysts optimistic about erasing HIV in PH

Dec 04, 2012 - 9:41 AM

HIV cases in the Philippines are rising at an alarming rate Local and international agencies unveil a plan to curb its spread Natashya Gutierrez reports

HIV prevalence can be controlled, mitigated: ADB

Dec 03, 2012 - 5:11 PM

The Asian Development Bank is finalizing a project targeting prevention of HIV AIDS in big cities in the Philippines where the number of new infections have risen in the past decade

HIV INTERVENTION. Chiyo Kanda, Acting Country Director for the Philippines of the World Bank, expressed support for helping the country mitigate HIV/AIDS. Photo by Adrian Portugal.

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