to: Emi Rose Santiagudo
According to the Health Development Center (DOH-CHD) -6, one is diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) every 13 hours in western Visayas.
CHD-6 nurse V Caroline Tumabotabo said in August 2018 that West Visayas was ranked fifth in terms of new HIV infections.
"From August 1986 to August 2018, 2,741 cases were recorded in the region, of which 263 were asymptomatic and 478 were considered advanced or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)," Tumabotabo added. .
Philippine Family Planning Organization (FPOP) -Iloilo program manager Monalisa Diones noted that HIV and AIDS deaths increased.
"The increase in incidents can be attributed to more effective reporting and case discovery," Dioness said.
DOH-6, meanwhile, recorded 278 deaths (20 deaths), the highest number of deaths in Iloilo, and 13 deaths in the state of Iloilo. Bacolod City 11; And Negros Occidental and 7.
Western Visayas includes Western Visayas Medical Center and The Medical City of Iloilo, Angel Salazar Memorial Hospital of Antique, Corazon Locsin Memorial Hospital of Negros, And Rafael Tumbokon Memorial Hospital.
With the exception of free initial laboratories and free services, DOH-6 announced that it extended its hours of treatment from 8 am to 8 pm at the treatment hub.
DOH will organize campus tours and HIV / AIDS advocacy mission searches at the World AIDS Day celebration on December 1st.
Campus tours aim to spread awareness among students to prevent the spread of disease, and annual searches are looking for an ambassador leading to public awareness about the disease.