The Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry of the National Epidemiology Center (NEC) of the Department of Health (DOH) has released its Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry for December 2012. From the report, it showed that there were 293 new HIV cases in the country during that month. 97% of the cases were males and 52% came from the National Capital Region (NCR).
Of the 293 cases, 288 cases reported that sexual contact was the mode of transmission. Men having sex with men (MSM) comprised 83% of the total cases.
Fourteen (14) cases were reported as AIDS, however there no reported deaths during this month. Four percent (4%) of the cases were overseas Filipino workers (OFW).
For more details, please see the full report below:
Source: Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry, NEC-DOH
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