HIV spread fastest in PH – study

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines has bucked the trend of a steady global decline in HIV cases, becoming the country with the "fastest growing epidemic" of the sexually transmitted infection, according to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). A UNAIDS study found that from 2010 to 2018, the Philippines saw new HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infections grow by 203 percent, when cases worldwide had declined by at least 18 percent. Only two other countries in the Asia-Pacific region registered an increase in HIV cases. Pakistan posted a jump of 57 percent, and Malaysia, 4 percent. Vietnam and Thailand had significant drops in HIV cases---64 percent and 59...Keep on reading: HIV spread fastest in PH – study

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