The Department of Health (DOH) reported 253 new HIV cases for
September 2011 alone, 65 percent higher compared to the same period
last year of 153.
In DOH latest monitoring on HIV/AIDS in September this year showed
that of the new reported HIV cases, 135 came from the National Capital
According to DOH report, the mode of transmission is high among males
having sex with other males (83 percent), with most on ages 20-29 year
(57 percent) age-group.
Of the 253 HIV positive cases, five were reported as AIDS cases; All
were males. Of the AIDS cases, there were two reported deaths for
Meanwhile, 16 of the 253 (six percent) reported cases were OFWs
(Overseas Filipino Workers) with 11 males and five females.
From January to September 2011, there were a total of 1,669 cases
reported, 71 were reported as AIDS cases, which acquired the infection
through sexual contact (68) [heterosexual (18), homosexual (30), and
bisexual contact (20)].
Other modes of transmission include: (one) mother-to-child
transmission and (two) needle sharing among injecting drug users.