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People Unaware of Their HIV Status - Manila
« on: November 04, 2008, 11:24:37 PM »
For your information....

This news is something to discuss upon. Let us be cautious everyone. To all my comrades let's get HIV Testing.


People Unaware of Their HIV Status Could Jeopardize Battle vs AIDS: WHO
PUBLISHED ON September 26, 2008 AT 11:03 AM

MANILA, 25 September 2008—The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that, despite good progress, the fight against HIV/AIDS may be jeopardized as the majority of people with HIV are unaware of their condition.

Available data on HIV testing and counselling indicate that the majority of people living with HIV still do not know they are sick and, therefore, are not only missing the opportunity to access available services, but may also unknowingly be spreading the disease.

WHO noted that while interventions for the prevention of HIV transmission are well established, their scale and coverage are often limited. In the Western Pacific Region, marginalized populations such as sex workers, injecting drug users and men who have sex with men are the main drivers of the epidemic, but coverage is not sufficient.

In addition, HIV/AIDS access programmes often fail to reach the wives, girlfriends and partners of these main drivers, further narrowing the window of opportunity to avoid more serious epidemics.

About 1.3 million people, including 21 000 children, were living with HIV/AIDS in the Western Pacific Region in 2007, compared to 750 000 in 2001. Some 150 000 new HIV infections occurred that year.

Addressing the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific Region, Dr Shigeru Omi, WHO Regional Director, said more strategic information is urgently needed to ensure guidance for proper planning of interventions and allocation of resources. Such interventions include raising awareness about the growth of TB-HIV co-infections, strengthening links between programmes for HIV and sexual transmitted infections and other health programmes.

The Regional Committee, WHO’s governing body in the Western Pacific, is meeting in Manila to review WHO’s work in the Region, including progress on HIV/AIDS.
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Re: People Unaware of Their HIV Status - Manila 2008
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010, 06:28:26 AM »
nice post... until now... marami pa ring unaware sa ganitong condition... kakalungkot..i encourage everyone to get tested..


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Re: People Unaware of Their HIV Status - Manila 2008
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 04:30:57 AM »
isa kasi sa problema talaga ng HIV is the stigma that the disease carries. pag HIV positive ka, hindi malayong layuan ka, katakutan, at pandirihan. pero dapat nating intindihin na ang sakit na ito ay hindi pumipili ng kulay ng balat, ng estado sa buhay, ng sekswalidad, at ng pagkatao. lahat ng tao pwedeng tamaan nito at hindi lang sa sex nakukuha ang HIV. nagpupunta ako dati sa HIV/STD clinic kasi gusto ko magvolunteer sa pagpapalaganap ng kaalaman. dun ako nakakita ng mga taong may HIV pero makikita mo ang mga ibang volunteer dun na deadma lang. kasi naiintindihan nila na ang HIV ay hindi madaling maihawa sa pakikisalamuha lamang sa araw araw.

i did some research and marami akong natutunan about HIV na nagpabago ng pananaw ko. huwag sana natin husgahan ang mga positive at isipin na dahil sa sex kaya sila naging infected. one case i read about was a boy who got infected after using his parent's toothbrush. pero malungkot na ang batang to at doomed na into stigmatizing kasi nagkaroon sya ng sakit na pinaniniwalaan ng marami ay sakit ng mga bakla o prostitute. at sa totoo lang, marami ang nahawa dahil hindi lang sa casual sex, marami sa kanila tunay na nagmahal, nataon lang na sa pakikipagtalik sila nahawa ng partners nila. kasalanan ba na nagmahal sila ngunit tinamaan ng sakit? maging open sana tayo and help spread awareness rather than persecuting HIV positive individuals. thanks. peace.

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Re: People Unaware of Their HIV Status - Manila
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 12:21:17 PM »
Sa mga hindi pa aware ang HIV Status nila.. pwede nyo puntahan sa Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila ==> The Philippine General Hospital  offers the most affordable HSV 1/2 (Oral and Genital Herpes) laboratory testing at P1,430.00 for both tests (Herpes Simplex 1 and 2 [IGg]).

Other hospitals like St. Luke's charges P4,000++ while UST Hospital charges P9,220.00 (HSV 1/2 IGg and IGm testings). San Lazaro Hospital and Jose Reyes Memorial do not offer Herpes Simplex 1 and 2 testing.

Call PGH Infection Control at (02) 5548400 local 3238/ (02) 5548400 for more information on the testing, what time you should go there for testing, what to bring, how much is the total fee, etc. I believe you need to have a recommendation (referral/prescription form) from a doctor before you undergo Herpes testing. You can get a doctor's referral from free from PGH Infection Control Unit. Just ask for STI/HIV Sagip office.


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Re: People Unaware of Their HIV Status - Manila
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2011, 01:27:47 AM »
mas mataas ang 2011 figures ng may HIV compared sa 2010 data... dumodoble kada taon.... talagang mabahala na lalo pa yung hindi pa nagpapatest.


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