Philippines HIV Cases Spike to Record in January

Published: March 4, 2010

Philippines HIV Cases Spike to Record in January

The number of people diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is the highest reported since the disease first surfaced in the country in 1984, said Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral.

Since the start of 2009, Cabral said, an average of about 60 Filipinos had been diagnosed as HIV-positive each month. But that figure rose sharply to 126 cases in December.

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