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With Increasing Number Of HIV Cases In Philippines, Experts Worry About More Infections Among Women, Infants

Thomson Reuters Foundation: FEATURE — Women and infants in Philippines at higher risk of HIV from “downstream” infections
“…Along with Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka in the Asia-Pacific region, the Philippines saw the rate of new HIV infections increase by more than 25 percent from 2001 to 2011. Increasing infections among injecting drug users combined with low condom use and high fertility rates have health experts worried about ‘downstream’ HIV infections — when the virus spreads to people who are not typically at risk of HIV, like children who acquire the virus through mother-to-child transmission…” (Santos, 2/15).

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