Friday, December 30, 2011

HIV AIDS in Cagayan de Oro

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.  The Department of Health has already declared an AIDS epidemic outbreak in the Philippines including Cagayan de Oro City.

For the first time in decades, the HIV-AIDS case in Cagayan de Oro City has reached double digits.  Here are the full statistics in the past years : 

2008 - 6 cases
2009 - 9 cases
2010 - 14 cases

Based on the statistics, the rate of the viral infection is at Fifty (50) percent annually.  If we follow this trend, this year alone 2011, the HIV-AIDS case in the city will reach close to 30 and by 2015 around 100 people will be infected by the virus.
If you are from Cagayan de Oro City, call the AIDS Hotline number (8822-area code) 72-1189.  This is a service by the City Health Office of Cagayan  de Oro.  They will entertain your questions without malice.  If they do insult or embarrass you in anyway, call the attention of the City Health Officers and report such incident.  These people are supposed to assist you in anyway.

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