Wednesday, October 7, 2015   

Philippine HIV infections rise in January, annual AIDS deaths climb to 223
(02-27 17:24)

Philippines recorded 448 new HIV infections in January, up 18 percent over a year earlier, the Department of Health said.
New infections brought the total number of HIV and AIDS cases to 16,964 since 1984 when it started documenting such cases, the health authority said.
The registry showed that 57 of them were AIDS infections at the time of reporting. There were seven deaths.
The highest number of deaths were in the 25-29 age group, accounting for 57 percent, followed by the 20-24 age group, 30-34 group and the 50 and older group.
The annual number of deaths from 1984 to 2010 ranged from 2 to 36 with an average of 14 deaths per year. But starting from 2011, there has been an increase in the number of recorded deaths, from 69 to 177 in 2012 and 223 in 2013.--Xinhua

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