HIV & AIDS

The Philippines is one of only nine countries worldwide that registered more than 25 per cent increase in cases of HIV, according to a 2012 global study. A review of Millennium Development Goal 6, which seeks to halt the spread of HIV, revealed that the Philippines’ target of 80 per cent condom use was not achieved. Correct knowledge on HIV among 15-24 years old was also below the 80 per cent target and the identified cases of HIV are getting younger.

The Philippines is one of only nine countries worldwide that registered more than 25 per cent increase in cases of HIV, according to a 2012 global study. A review of Millennium Development Goal 6, which seeks to halt the spread of HIV, revealed that the Philippines’ target of 80 per cent condom use was not achieved. Correct knowledge on HIV among 15-24 years old was also below the 80 per cent target and the identified cases of HIV are getting younger.

UNFPA Philippines supports the promotion of the integration of sexual and reproductive health, HIV and gender-based violence in ensuring that women, girls, indigenous peoples, LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) and key populations have access to information and integrated services in the prevention of stigma and all forms of discrimination, as well as access to condoms.