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CL logs 39 AIDS case daily

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — The Department of Health (DoH) has reported that around 39 new cases of Acquired Immunedeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are being recorded daily in Central Luzon.

In a statement, the DoH said the daily figure is alarming compared to the 22 daily cases logged in 2020; 11 daily cases in 2012; and just around two daily cases in 2008.

The DoH however assured that treatment is available, saying HIV is no longer a death sentence, and is by now highly-preventable, with the presence of various available means of prevention and treatment.

The alarming report came as Central Luzon commemorated this year’s International AIDS Candlelight Memorial at Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital.

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