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Fil-Am scientist, who helped find a cure for HIV baby, among TIME’s most influential people

Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga

One of two Filipinos who made this year’s TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World is Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga, a pediatric allergist and immunologist from the University of Massachusetts, who was part of the team that developed a cure for an HIV-positive infant.

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

WHO prods PH to do more to fight HIV/AIDS


The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged countries in the Western Pacific, including the Philippines, to do more in the fight against the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

25% hike in new HIV cases in PH noted


The rate of people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), has increased by more than 25 percent in the Philippines in the last decade, according to the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sex talk key to addressing sexual, reproductive health problems, says expert


Let’s talk about sex. “Do we talk about sex? How many of us are openly talking about it,” Dame Carole Kidu, a member of the High Level Task Force for International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), asked members of parliament and civil society organizations from 13 Asian countries in a forum on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on Wednesday.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Men-to-men sex fuels HIV rise in the Philippines

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Unprotected men-to-men (MSM) sex is fuelling an alarming rise of HIV infections in the Philippines, experts warn.

Posted: July 26th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Seamen urged to get tested for HIV

Rep. Arnel Ty. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Alarmed by the rising number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) turning up positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lawmaker has urged sexually active Filipino seamen to voluntarily undergo testing to safeguard their partners at home in the Philippines and curb the spread of the dreaded disease.

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN notes sharp rise in HIV cases in Philippines


The Philippines has failed to stop the spread of HIV-AIDS, the head of a United Nations program on the dreaded disease reported Tuesday.

Posted: April 4th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines way short of goal vs HIV, says UN agency


With a 50-percent increase in new HIV infections in the past 10 years and decreasing local and foreign funding for anti-AIDS programs, the Philippines has “a long way” to go to meet its sixth Millennium Development Goal (MDG)—to halt and reverse the spread of the dreaded disease by 2015.

Posted: January 17th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Spread of HIV virus continues unabated in Philippines


With a 50 percent increase in new HIV infections over the past 10 years and decreasing local and foreign funding for anti-AIDS programs, the Philippines is a “long way” from meeting its sixth Millennium Development Goal—halting and reversing the spread of the dreaded disease—by 2015, according to the country coordinator of the United Nations Program on HIV-AIDS (UNAIDS).

Posted: January 11th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »


In the fight against AIDS, a troubling trend for Filipinos


SAN FRANCISCO—This year’s World AIDS Day was understandably upbeat. New treatments have helped keep the disease under control. Infection rates in many countries are falling. “We think the end of AIDS is coming about,” Dr. Richard Marlink, executive director of the AIDS Initiative at the Harvard School of Public Health, told the Los Angeles Times. [...]

Posted: December 6th, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »



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