237 AIDS patients registered at PIMS last year
07 Januari 2014  11:22:43 WIB
  The PIMS Centre for Treatment and Prevention of AIDS registered as many as 237 new patients of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) last year.  The data collected by ‘The News’ reveals that the total number of patients so far registered at the centre since its establishment in 2005 with HIV positive and AIDS has become 1,683 after registration of 237 patients in 2013. However, it is also learnt that the centre at PIMS has… more
400 new HIV cases reported in November
02 Januari 2014  10:01:10 WIB
MANILA, Philippines—Almost 400 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), were reported in November, according to the Department of Health (DOH). Contracting HIV leads to a condition characterized by the weakening or breakdown of the body’s immune system. Data from the Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry showed that there were 384 new HIV cases reported in November. This figure is 35 percent higher… more
Battle against HIV/AIDS in Asia-Pacific ‘far from over,’ UN agency warns
25 November 2013  10:14:16 WIB
BANGKOK, Thailand --- Voicing deep concern over high HIV/AIDS infection among children and teenagers in Asia-Pacific, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today called for accelerated actions to address the specific needs of this vulnerable group and wipe out the pandemic. “We have the opportunity to raise an AIDS-free generation in Asia and the Pacific,” said Dr. Isiye Ndombi, UNICEF’s Deputy Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific. Of great importance, he underscored, is… more
Experts focus on HIV prevention in UAE and region
15 November 2013  09:32:25 WIB
Dubai: Educating young people — the region’s greatest resources — of HIV and Aids is critical to ward off the spread of the disease, delegates heard at a two-day conference in Dubai. The Regional Forum on Young People and HIV, was hosted by Dubai Police in Dubai in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) and the Unicef as well as the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids. Delegates included government officials, doctors and… more
NACA Seeks to Curtail HIV Through Women's Empowerment
12 November 2013  10:57:53 WIB
    The National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA), said in Gwagwalada, FCT, it was committed to women empowerment as a tool for reducing HIV and AIDS. The Director-General, NACA, Prof. John Idoko, said this at the graduation of 78 women trained on various skills at the Anawim Skills Acquisition Centre, FCT. Idoko said NACA was convinced that empowering women would help to reduce the prevalence rate of HIV and AIDS in the… more