HIV cases in the Philippines are rising at an alarming rate. Local and international agencies unveil a plan to curb its spread.
The Department of Health estimates about 9 new cases of HIV a day.?? ADB Vice President Stephen Groff says the World Bank and the Department of Health are working together on an HIV prevention program that will concentrate on big cities in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu.
The good news is, the government and development agencies understand the problem, and are acting now.??The goal of the Asian Development Bank is getting to zero. Zero new infections, zero discrimination, and zero aids related deaths. Analysts believe the virus can be erased completely, but emphasize the need to scale up interventions, challenge the stigma around it, and encourage public debate.
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