2019 World AIDS Day

The City Government of Catbalogan joins the global community in commemorating on December 01 the 2019 World AIDS Day.

This year’s theme is “Communities make the difference”, which highlights the importance to recognize the essential role that communities have played and continue to play in the AIDS response at the international, national and local levels.

A UNAIDS Report on the global HIV epidemic states that the number of new infections in the Philippines has more than doubled in the past six (6) years from an estimated 4,300 in 2010 to an estimated 10,500 in 2016. The Philippines has become the country with the fastest growing HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific, and has become one of eight countries that account for more than 85% of new HIV infections in the region.

With this alarming rate, there is a need to “intensify comprehensive prevention, increase HIV testing and coverage, early initiation of treatment and adherence to treatment” according to that same report.

So how can we prevent the further spread of HIV? How can we help those who are already affected? 

Join the campaign, get tested, be informed, spread the love not the virus!

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