16 test positive of HIV-AIDS in Iloilo

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ILOILO CITY: The Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) reported virus upsurge of the dreaded human immuno virus (HIV) among the male young people aged 17-33 years old. A total of 16 turned out positive out of 124 walk-in clients who sought voluntary HIV testing at the FPOP clinic based in Iloilo City since February to June this year. However, monitoring of these male clients continues and positives that include five students – two of the 17 year-old, two overseas Filipino workers, one commercial sex worker and eight working adults. Earlier, DOH reported that HIV is attacking Filipinos every 19 hours and the move is to stop its spread to infect other people. DOH and UNICEF selected five highly urbanized cities in the country as pilot areas for HIV-AIDS program especially among the young people – Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Quezon and Iloilo – to lead on increasing youth participation in adolescent and reproductive health programs.

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