During the last two years, the number of HIV-AIDS or Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acoustic Emine Disease Cancer Syndrome has doubled in the Negros Oriental.
Provincial HIV / AIDS Coordinator Christina Douglle announced that in 2015 there are currently about 50 people from 20 cases who have been affected by HIV / AIDS this year.
Duggal said that the above figure is that about 48 people were acquired by men having intercourse with men, and both of them got it by having sex with men.
HIV targets the immune system and weakens people's defense systems against infection and some types of cancers.
The health officer said that the virus destroys the immune system and damages it, the infected person gradually becomes immunodeficient.
However, Douglas attributed the growing reporting to the cause as the victims now come out of their shell to receive help and support from the government.
Five percent of the HIV-AIDS program receives P1 million budget from the Gender and Development Fund.
The Douglas further said that the provincial government provides complete assistance to HIV-AIDS customers by giving free assistance to drugs and medicines, advice and tests, including full hostels every week.
Douglhe said that there is a case where the province helps victims, a foreign Philippine worker (OFW) for his home and care.
A part of the budget is also information Education and lawyer activities.
HIV-AIDS mainly covers unprotected sex (including anal and oral sex), contaminated blood transfusion, hypodermic needles and mother during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding, Duggal adds.
The World Health Organization says that HIV is a global public health problem, which claims so far 35 million people.
It is said that there is no remedy for HIV infection.
However, effective antiretroviral (ARV) drugs can control the virus and help prevent transmission, so people of HIV and people with a greater risk of enjoying a healthy, long and productive life. (PIA, Negros Oriental)