[QODLink]
Asia-pacific

Philippines confronts threat of AIDS epidemic

International group helping government with financing of medications and treatment as cases jump to one every two hours.

Last updated: 25 Jul 2014 16:24
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Thousands of scientists and activists are in Australia to discuss the biggest challenges in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

In the Philippines, health experts have given warning that the number of cases has reached epidemic levels in their country.

According to the latest data, one new HIV case is reported in the country every two hours.

Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.

62

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.