TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan: The latest patient tested positive brings to a total of five human immunodeficiency (HIV) cases recorded here by the City Health Office (CHO).
City Health Officer James Guzman said the latest patient underwent voluntary counseling and testing in October.
Guzman said the male patient admitted to have engaged in sexual activities with the same sex where he could have acquired the disease.
In 2013, the CHO has recorded its first HIV case followed by three more in May and the latest in October.
Guzman said the HIV positive patients are of the age range from 19 to 27 years old.
”We have more than five patients at the CHO who were tested positive in other places and who are availing of our services,” Guzman said.
He added that he appreciates the 24-year-old HIV patient from Isabela province who have continually shown positive outlook about his disease.
“This patient even gave a testimony during the World Aids Day celebration in Tuguegarao City on Wednesday,” Guzman said.
He said the patient boldly told the audience of his experiences and how he deals daily with the disease.
”We are hoping that he will continue to be an inspiration to those who have HIV,” Guzman said.