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Chile’s new sexual freedom leads to spike in AIDS cases

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POSITIVE. Chilean AIDS patient Carolina Del Real, 37, prepares coffee at her home in Santiago on April 27, 2018. Photo by MArtin Bernetti/AFP

Chile has the highest rate of HIV cases in Latin America – some 5,816 new cases registered last year, a jump of 96 percent since 2010

SANTIAGO, Chile (May 31, 2018) — The winds of change are blowing through Chile where a youthful sexual revolution is shattering taboos – but also sparking an explosion of HIV cases that has set off alarm bells in the traditionally conservative Latin American country. Continue reading Chile’s new sexual freedom leads to spike in AIDS cases

PH has ‘fastest growing’ HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific – DOH

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PREVENTING HIV. DOH officials led by Secretary Paulyn Ubial (2nd from right) hold a press conference on HIV cases in the country on August 1, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

85% of the new HIV infections among Filipinos are hitting 15 to 24-year-old males having sex with males

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 1, 2017) — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday, August 1, that the Philippines now has the “fastest growing” HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific. Continue reading PH has ‘fastest growing’ HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific – DOH