DOH warns couples vs HIV as Valentine’s Day nears

Tina G. Santos 02/12/2022

The Department of Health (DOH) reminded couples celebrating Valentine’s Day this year to be on guard not only against COVID-19 but also against other diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). “Protect yourself. There are other illnesses…

HIV surge to 100,000 cases feared amid COVID pandemic

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher Writer 02/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines—The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting services and treatments for other diseases, like the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is projected to rise as a result, both directly and indirectly, of restrictions brought by the pandemic. According…

Ex-convict arrested with P272K worth of shabu; back in jail

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Raymond Rosales, 29, was released from the Cebu City Jail in January 2021 after spending more than two years in detention for an illegal drugs case. But after enjoying seven months of freedom, he…

Battling HIV amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – When lockdowns lingered during the first half of 2020, volunteers from non-profit group LoveYourself – Cebu introduced new ways for patients to sustain their medications needed to treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such…

Central Visayas records 190 new HIV cases from Jan – Mar 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/04/2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas (Region 7) recorded 190 new cases of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) during the first quarter of 2021, recent data from the regional health office showed. HIV attacks the…

RH Care Info: Your 24/7 free website on reproductive health

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 12/09/2020

Let’s take a quick review of our lessons from school. Reproductive health is considered one of the most important topics taught from early education until college because it is not only a system in our bodies, it…

Imagine a world without a vaccine against COVID-19

Jobers Reynes Bersales 05/07/2020

  I do not want to sound pessimistic. But if you look at another virus that has killed millions of humans in recent past, the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, no vaccine has been produced yet some…

Second patient cured of HIV

Agence France Presse 03/11/2020

PARIS — A second patient has been cured of HIV after undergoing stem cell transplant treatment, doctors said Tuesday, after finding no trace of infection 30 months after he stopped traditional treatment. The so-called “London Patient”, a…

Illegal drugs coming from Bacolod?

Alven Marie A. Timtim 02/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Police in Cebu found out that some of the illegal drugs circulating here are coming from Bacolod City and transported by land. This is what the City Intelligence Branch (CIB) of the Cebu City…

Cebu City allots P5M for HIV treatment

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will be allotting P5 million to subsidize the cost of treatment of indigent persons in the city found positive with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The Cebu City Council approved…

Cebu City mayor wants youth to be educated on HIV

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella wants the youth in the city to be educated properly on the risks and effects of contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Labella said…

Cebu City Health Department needs more funds to treat HIV patients

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department needs more funding to treat patients positive of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as their grants from non-government organizations (NGOs) are about to end. This was the pronouncement of…

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