Department of Health (DOH) together with Department of Education (DepEd), non-governmental organizations, and private institutions used the occasion of World AIDS Day last Thursday to launch a multi-faceted effort to address the increase of HIV infections in the Philippines.

DOH statistics showed that about 26 new cases of HIV infection are recorded daily in the Philippines. In June, the DOH recorded 841 new cases – the highest monthly total since the first case of AIDS, the disease caused by HIV, was recorded in the Philippines in 1984.

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