In past years, there has been a sudden increase of HIV-AIDS cases in the Philippines, most of which was through male-to-male sex. Due to this incident, the Department of Health declared an AIDS epidemic outbreak in the Philippines. There is no better example but here in our own backyard, in Cagayan de Oro City.
For the first time in decades, the HIV-AIDS cases in Cagayan de Oro City has reached double digits. Here are the full statistics in the past years :
2008 - 6 cases HIV-AIDS
2009 - 9 cases HIV-AIDS
2010 - 14 cases HIV-AIDS
The average increase of HIV-AIDS cases in CDO is a staggering Fifty (50) percent. If we follow this trend, this year alone 2011, the HIV-AIDS cases in the city will reach 20 or more and by 2015 we might reach the 100 level.
Do you have to wait to get infected before you realize your mistake? That is why I appeal to everyone, to every responsible Kagayanon, to do their part in the fight against this disease. Practice safe sex and be responsible for yourself and others.
For more information about safe sex and HIV-AIDS read DISCREET CDO articles on Proper Use of Condoms, Sex and HIV-AIDS.
Read articles about HIV-AIDS cases in the Philippines and Cagayan de Oro