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PH has 1,021 new HIV cases recorded in January 2018

By Analou De Vera March 20, 2018 The Philippines has 1,021 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that were recorded in the first month of this year, as cited to the recent data released by the Department of Health- Epidemiology Bureau. Based on the HIV and AIDS Registry of the Philippines (HARP) report, the said figure is 187 cases higher compared to the same period in 2017, wherein 834 cases were recorded. An average of 33 people was diagnosed with HIV each day during the month of January, the report said. Most of the cases reported were male individuals…

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Duterte: Use pills, injectables — not condoms

By CNN Philippines Staff February 14, 2018 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 14) — Use pills and injectables instead of condoms, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday night. Addressing workers who came home from Kuwait, Duterte digressed a bit from discussing their plight and expressed his preferred contraceptive. “May pills libre. Huwag ‘yang condom kasi hindi masarap ‘yang condom [Pills are free. Don’t use condoms because they don’t feel good],” Duterte said to laughter from the audience. He even mimed eating a piece of candy with a wrapper. “Kainin mo ‘to. Huwag mong balatan… Iyan ang condom [Eat this. Don’t unwrap it……

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