Thursday, September 10, 2009

DOH - NEC July 2009 Report

In July 2009, there were 70 new HIV Ab sero positive individuals confirmed by the STD/AIDS Cooperative Central Laboratory (SACCL) and reported to the HIV and AIDS Registry (Table 1). This was a 32% increase compared to the same period last year (n=53 in 2008) and the second highest number reported in a month. This brings the total for 2009 (January to July) to 432 cases.

Most of the cases (87%) were males. The median age was 28 years (age range: 18-58 years). The 25-29 year age-group had the most cases (31%). Fifty-six percent (39) of reported cases were from the National Capital Region (NCR). Sixty-nine cases reported sexual contact as mode of HIV transmission; one case had no data (Table 2). Bisexual contact (38%) was the predominant type of sexual transmission (Figure 2). Most (97%) of the cases were still asymptomatic at the time of reporting (Figure 3). There was no death for this month.


Of the 70 HIV positive cases, two were reported as AIDS cases; both were males (19 years and 21 years). One acquired the infection through bisexual contact and one through homosexual contact. There was no death reported for this month.

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)
Twenty-one of the 70 (30%) reported cases were OFWs (Figure 5, page 2). Sixteen (76%) were males. The median age was 33 years (age range: 23-58 years). All cases acquired the HIV infection through sexual contact (14 heterosexual, 2 homosexual, and 5 bisexual).

AIDS Cases

Of the 817 AIDS cases reported, 70% (573) were males. Median age was 36 years (range 1-72 years). Thirty-eight percent (314) had already died. Sexual intercourse was the most common mode of HIV transmission, accounting for 93% (757) of all AIDS cases. More than half (440 or 58%) of sexual transmissions was through heterosexual contact, followed by homosexual contact (249) then bisexual contact (68). Other modes of transmission include: mother-to-child transmission (17), blood transfusion (10), injecting drug use (4), and needle prick injuries (2). Three percent (27) of the AIDS cases did not report mode of HIV transmission.


I got this from the blog of my good friend Chronicles of E and I'm helping to disseminate this message!

SOCIAL HYGIENE CLINIC has new stocks of BETTER way way way much better HIV rapid tests! I don't where it came from but it is 99% accurate compared to the 85% accuracy of their previous kits. But of course, they would still get serum from you to cross examine and check if you have other S.T.I. (Not the computer school dumbass! STI--formerly known as STD or sexually transmitted disease)

Again, TESTING IS FOR FREE!!! The Rapid test results will take only a couple of minutes (5 minutes maximum!) So this is it folks! Now is the perfect time to get yourself tested. Spread awareness and not the virus!

Here I go again, if you need REAL help and REAL advocacy, you can always shoot BACK IN THE CLOSET (HOE), Green man diary or me an email and we will be more than HAPPY to help out.

Tita Malou of Social Hygiene Clinic is great! she's our mother (fucker) and she's always there to help out. You could also go to RITM look for ate Ana, Ate Ellen or Ate Shola-whatever you do stay FAR away from a humongous faggot name JESSA or a closet fag named RENZ.

Positivism is a good tool to help you out as well, so don't stress too much about it. It is important to know what is going on with our body, the sooner that you know that your positive then the sooner we can do something about it. If you test negative, then your one lucky son of a bitch but that doesn't give you the right not to wear a condom.

Social Hygiene Clinic Manila Health Department,
2nd Floor of 208 Quiricada Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila
Contact Details: For inquiries, call 711-6942 and look for Dra. Diana Mendoza or Ms. Malou Tan, Monday to Friday only from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Hey guys! Sorry if I was silent for the past few months. I decided to come back and activate my blog. I'll try to update this atleast twice a week about the happenings in my life. Hope to hear from you guys! Chill! Ingat!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hey everyone, sorry if I've been quiet for a long time medyo madami lang pong iniisip and inaasikaso. I just want to greet everyone a prosperous New Year! I'll try to blog often na ulit! Ingat!