The documented cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the Philippines revealed that at least 18 Filipinos were being infected every day, based on the Department of Health (DOH).
Records shown that these new 61 cases had reached to full-blown AIDS before they were reported and 14 of them died.
In turn new HIV cases, 534 (99%) sexually-transmitted, mostly caused by a man having sex with man (same sex affair) or 460 (86%). The 45 new cases are among the range of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
Since 1984, the 23 063 HIV cases reported in the country includes 2,110 AIDS cases and 1,132 deaths.