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65) April 2013 --- Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry



Newly Diagnosed HIV Cases in the Philippines


In APRIL 2013, there were 388 new HIV Ab sero-positive individuals confirmed by the STD/AIDS Cooperative Central Laboratory (SACCL) and reported to the HIV and AIDS Registry. This was 67% higher compared to the same period last year (n=233 in 2012).

Most of the cases (95%) were males. The median age was 28 years (age range: 17-63 years). The 20-29 year (61%) age group had the most number of cases.

Reported mode of transmission were sexual contact (356) and needle sharing among injecting drug users (32). Males having sex with other males (81%) were the predominant type of sexual transmission. Most (94%) of the cases were still asymptomatic at the time of reporting.

In April 2013, bulk of the new HIV cases came from NCR, Region 4A, Region 7, Region 11, and Region 3. The three highest reporting regions were NCR, 4A, and 7.






Source: Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry
www.pnac.org.ph/uploads/documents/publications/NEC_HIV_April-AIDSreg2013.pdf


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