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Philippines: HIV Cases on the Rise

by Sheela Philomena on  September 2, 2013 at 4:38 PM AIDS/HIV News   - G J E 4
In July, Philippines has recorded 449 new HIV-positive cases, the highest number in a month since the first case was reported in 1984, says health official.
 Philippines: HIV Cases on the Rise
Philippines: HIV Cases on the Rise
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The July figure was 62 percent higher compared to the same period last year, Xinhua cited the Philippines HIV and AIDS Registry as saying Sunday.

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"Most of the cases (96 percent) were male. The median age was 27 years (age range: 5-60 years). The 20-29 year (57 percent) age group had the most number of cases," it said.

The latest HIV-positive cases brought the January-July figure to 2,772 cases.

From January 1984 to July 2013, 814 people with HIV died out of 14,474 cases of infection, the health department said.

Source: IANS
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