The highest number of HIV-AIDS cases recorded in Bulacan this year -DOH

The highest number of HIV-AIDS cases recorded in Bulacan this year -DOH

-With a total of 136 new cases, Bulacan ranked number one to have the highest number of HIV-AIDS cases

-This data is according to the latest report of DOH's Epidemiology Bureau

-The increase of HIV-AIDS cases in the province can be linked to the growing number of patients who visit HIV testing facilities and treatment hubs

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According to the Department of Health's Epidemiology Bureau, Bulacan has the highest number of HIV-AIDS cases this year.

With a total of 136 new cases in Central Luzon.

Most of these cases were from age 15 and above, Raffy Tima of GMA News reported.

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The figure was from the data of DOH from January to March this year.

The increase of HIV-AIDS cases in Bulacan can be linked to the growing number of patients who visit HIV testing facilities and treatment hubs, according to local health officials.

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

HIV destroys the body's ability to fight the organisms that cause disease, damaging one's body.

According to some reports, there's no cure for HIV/AIDS, but there are medications that can slow the development of the disease.

HIV is caused by a virus. It can be transmitted through "intimate" contact or blood, or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.

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