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Data on Alarming Cases of “HIV” in PH Exposed by the DOH

DOH – The Department of Health exposed the date on the alarming number of cases of “HIV” in the Philippines.

One of the serious conditions that could really lead to death is HIV, a virus that harms the immune system of an affected person by the destroying the white blood cells.

When the WBC is destroyed, the affected individual is further exposed to other infections and conditions that could put the life of the person at more risks. Usually, its initial symptom is a fever.

Aside from fever, other symptoms of HIV may also include nausea, vomiting, rapid weight loss, rashes, and persistent diarrhea. The person may also suffer from fatigue and sore throat.

In 2017, the Department of Health recorded 11,100 cases of HIV in the Philippines. Recently, the health department released the records for 2018 and it is quite alarming.


Based on a report on GMA News, citing Saksi, the DOH exposed a data on the alarming “HIV” cases in PH. For 2018, more than 11,400 new cases were added on the record of the health department.

The 2018 record is higher than the number of cases recorded in 2017. In an advisory, the health department advised the people to be tested for HIV.

According to the report, in case someone tests positive for the virus, the government will shoulder the cost of the “anti-retroviral drugs” for the affected person.

As of this writing, the DOH has yet to release the individual counts of the cases of “HIV” per areas and other further details regarding the matter. We’ll keep you posted for updates or further information.

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