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HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is the virus causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS. It harms your immune system by destroying the white blood cells that fight infection. This puts you at risk for serious infections and certain cancers.
AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection with HIV. Not everyone with HIV develops AIDS.
HIV most often spreads through unprotected sex with an infected person. It may also spread by sharing drug needles or through contact with the blood of an infected person. Women can give it to their babies during pregnancy or childbirth.
The first signs of HIV infection may be swollen glands and flu-like symptoms. These may come and go within two to four weeks. Severe symptoms may not appear until months or years later.
A blood test can tell if you have HIV infection. Your health care provider can do the test, or you can use a home testing kit. Or to find free testing sites. 
There is no cure, but there are many medicines that fight HIV infection and lower the risk of infecting others. People who get early treatment can live with the disease for a long time.

VISION
A safe and healthy community with reduced burden of disease

MISSION
To develop a well-informed, safe and healthy environment through an integrated approach committed to work for a reduced burden of disease community.

OBJECTIVES

  • HIV prevalence of less than 1% is maintained
  • STI among MARP is reduced
  • The transmission of RTI’s in the general population and among the vulnerable groups is reduced

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • Improved outreach strategies to MSM and PWID
  • Time-limited intensive peer driven intervention
  • Improved quality of HCT in conveniently located sites
  • Concrete linkages to HIV care and treatment that reduce loss to follow-up


TARGET POPULATION/CLIENT
(KAP) Key Affected Population – MSM, FSW Diagnosed PLHIV (People Living with HIV)

AREA OF COVERAGE
CaLaBarZon

PARTNER INSTITUTIONS
Save the Children & The Project Red Ribbon

POLICIES AND LAWS

R.A 8504
 An Act Promulgating Policies and Prescribing Measure for the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS in the Philippines, Instituting a Nationwide HIV/AIDS Information and Education Program, Establishing a Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Monitoring System, Strenghening the Philippine National Aids Council, and for other Purposes

POLICIES
The State shall promote public awareness about the causes, modes of transmission, consequences and means of prevention and control of HIV/AIDS through a comprehensive nationwide educational and information campaign organized and conducted by the State. 

The State shall extend to every person suspected or known to be infected with HIV/AIDS full protection of his/her human rights and civil liberties.

The State shall promote utmost safety and universal precautions in practices and procedures that carry the risk of HIV transmission.

The State shall positively address and seek to eradicate conditions that aggravate the spread of HIV infection, including but not limited to, poverty, gender inequality, prostitution, marginalization, drug abuse and ignorance.

The State shall recognize the potential role of affected individuals in propagating vital information and educational messages about HIV/AIDS and shall utilize their experience to warn the public about the disease.


STRATEGIES, ACTION POINTS, AND TIMELINE

  • Expand hiv Counseling and Testing & Enabling people at risk to know their HIV status.
  • Maximize prevention in a wide range of activities involving health and other health sectors, complemented with availability and access to essential prophylactic commodities like condoms and art to prevent mother to child transmission.
  • Scale up treatment, care & support. for infants, children or adults living with hiv. A comprehensive package of prevention, treatment and care intervention should be made available.
  • Invest strategic information. This includes surveillance of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection, monitoring and evaluation & continuing research for vulnerabilities & operation researches to strengthen health system.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS/STATUS
Monitoring tool of LGU and Letter of intent.

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES (JAN-DEC)
Roll out Forecasting and Inventory  (March)
Health Counseling and testing   1st Batch (May) 2nd Batch (July)
Med.tech Profieciency Training (August)
Syndromic Case Management (May)
AIDS Candle LIGHT Ceremony (May-June))
HIV 101 and R.A 8504 Training  ( September, October) 
World Aids Day (December)

STATISTICS

Statistics

Percentage of HIV

RANK

PROVINCE

HIV CASES (Jan 1984 – August 2017)

1

CAVITE

2381

2

RIZAL

1884

3

LAGUNA

1375

4

BATANGAS

790

5

QUEZON

321

Program Manager Contact Information
Dr. Orlando Padilla        0998-535-1989