WATCH: US donates P85 million worth of HIV test kits to PH

01/12/2022 11:43:00 AM

The Philippines has the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region. Bonz Magsambol files this report.

WATCH: In commemoration of the World AIDS Day, the US government donates P85 million worth of HIV viral load cartridges to the Philippine government. Rappler's bnzmagsambol reports:

The Philippines has the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region. Bonz Magsambol files this report.

MANILA, Philippines – In commemoration of World AIDS Day, the US government donated P85 million worth of HIV viral load cartridges to the Philippine government.The Philippines has received 86,000 HIV viral load testing cartridges from the United States government in commemoration of World AIDS Day on Thursday, Dec.But the Philippines just like other nations in the Asia-Pacific region, faces mismatch issues in terms of public investment in HIV response, denying key population segments of state support.#BangongBacolod signals the return of celebrations! Presented by: Sunsilk Philippines Published November 29, 2022 5:36pm In Bacolod City, the MassKara Festival finally returned after its two year absence.

“Treatment as prevention is an effective strategy in many HIV programs globally.The science behind U equals U is clear.PHOTO BY JALEEN RAMOS/ MANILA BULLETIN US Ambassador MaryKay Carlson led the handover of the HIV viral load testing cartridges worth P85 million or $1.With HIV treatment, people living with HIV can no longer transmit the virus,” said US Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson.“Regardless of how big or small the prevention spending, spending on key populations is much lower,” said Taoufik Bakkali, UNAIDS regional director for Asia and the Pacific, as the world celebrated World Aids Day on Dec.In 2021, there were some 12,300 reported cases of HIV in the Philippines.Carlson was joined by Sen.The majority of these cases were among males.

The Philippines, a population of 110 million, has the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region, with a 237% increase annually from 2010 to 2022.“These laboratory tests are further proof that the US government is committed to working alongside the Department of Health (DOH), the community of Filipinos living with HIV, and local governments like Manila City to ensure that people living with HIV in the country have equitable access to a viral load test,” Carlson said in her speech.” Spending on HIV accounted for 6.Bonz Magsambol files this report..This year’s theme of the US government’s World AIDS Day is “Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV.

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