Baguio calls for ‘clean entertainment’

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BAGUIO CITY: The Social Hygiene Clinic of Baguio City Health Services Office (CHSO) campaigns for “clean entertainment” among night entertainers in the Summer Capital to prevent the spread of sexually acquired diseases. Dr. Celia Flor Brillantes of the CHSO said clean entertainment encourages night workers to entertain and mingle with their costumers in their establishments through any form of socializing but sexual contact. This year, Baguio recorded 21 percent increase of HIV cases, with six to seven cases added every year since 2013, and most of the new cases are MSM (men having sex with men). Out of the 300 MSM tested, nine were HIV positive, and of the total 5,000 tested, 12 were positive including a mother and child, Brillantes said. In 2014, there were 6,011 total cases of HIV in the country reported to the HIV and AIDS Registry, making the reported cases from 1984-2014 to a total of 22,527.

Gaby Keith

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