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Number Of HIV Cases, AIDS-Related Deaths Increasing Among At-Risk Populations In Philippines

Los Angeles Times: The Philippines largely dodged the AIDS crisis. That’s changing.
“…[I]n the Philippines, more than 20,000 new HIV infections were reported from 2010 to 2015 — more than four times as many as had been recorded in the 26 years before that. Along with India and Pakistan, the Philippines is seeing new infections and AIDS-related deaths sharply rise among men who have sex with men and among transgender women, sex workers, and people who inject drugs. A nationwide study conducted by the Department of Health showed that in some areas, infection rates among these groups were higher than five percent…” (Santos, 1/20).