Monthly Archives: December 2015

HIV AIDS workplace policy & program – DOLE

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1 dead, another hurt as glass panel collapses

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MANILA, Philippines – A 22-year-old worker died and another was injured when 47 panels of window glass fell on them in Binondo, Manila Saturday.

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Special Report: Promises broken; HIV advances (When drugs and Aids collide)

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Search for people at risk crucial amid ‘high-level HIV epidemic’ in Cebu IN 2011, the Philippines adopted the “Asean Declaration of Commitment: Getting to Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, Zero Aids-Related Deaths.” This, after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (Asean) first regional report on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) revealed that HIV affected…

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HIV incidence to rise fivefold

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The number of Filipinos afflicted with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is expected to increase fivefold and reach over 130,000 in the next seven years, the Department of Health (DOH) warned.

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#StayNegatHIVe: How should we celebrate World AIDS Day?

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World AIDS Day is a time to celebrate progress and remember that there is still much to be done, says UNDP Administrator Helen Clark MANILA, Philippines – The spotlight is on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) on Tuesday, December 1 as different groups around the world commemorate the World AIDS…

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Scaling up HIV prevention interventions in the Philippines

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The Philippines is one of the only nine countries in the world with increasing HIV cases, and the number of new cases has been rising alarmingly.

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Unprotected sex still top cause of AIDS —DOH

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Department of Health (DOH) spokesperson Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy on World AIDS Day revealed that unprotected penetrative sex is still the leading cause of human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the Philippines.

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Beyond food and shelter: Protecting women and girls in times of crisis

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Women and girls face a great risk of reproductive health-related illnesses and death due to the lack of protection in conflict zones and in times of disasters. The world needs to take action to ensure they feel safe.

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Job-skill mismatch still glaring

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IF the trend in online hiring is to be used as basis, the country is still far from solving its problem on job-skill mismatch, a phenomenon that the government and private sector already noticed and sought to address since the early 2000s.

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Paper presented by TUCP President RUBEN D. TORRES at the JILAF INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

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Paper presented by TUCP President RUBEN D. TORRES at the JILAF INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM Tokyo, Japan, December 2015 Read the paper here.

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Special Report: Syringe scrimmage (When drugs and Aids collide)

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Giving syringes to drug users to stop spread of HIV prickly issue IN EARLY 2014, Dr. Alice Utlang started work at the Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap) at the Cebu City Health Department building. A curious sight immediately met Cosap’s new executive director: the long line of people outside the CebuPlus Association…

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