Nearly 700 HIV and AIDS Cases Recorded in the Philippines in September 2015

As reported by Manila Bulletin, there were 692 reported cases of HIV incidences in September 2015, bringing the total number of cases to 6,000 for the year so far. The number is according to the HIV and AIDS Registry of the Philippines of the Department of Health.

Of the reported cases for the said month,  45 already progressed to AIDS. Majority (270) of the reported cases were from the National Capital Region. There were 128 reported cases from the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon (CALABARZON) region, 60 in Central Luzon, and 38 in Davao Region.

Ninety six percent of the new cases were acquired through sexual transmission, with men who have sex with men (MSMs) accounted for 577 cases.

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