Forty-eight percent of the reported cases were from the National Capital Region (NCR) and 22 out of the 131 new cases were overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
“From 1984 to 2010, there were 849 AIDS cases reported, 71 percent or 602 were males… Of the AIDS cases, there were 323 or 38 percent deaths during the reported period. Sexual contact was the most common mode of HIV transmission, accounting for 93 percent or 788 of all AIDS cases,” it added.
The predominant type of transmission was through males having sex with males (MSM), making up 75 percent of the total figures. The other modes of transmission were through needles by injecting drug users and sexual contact.
Earlier, an expert predicted that the number of HIV/AIDS cases in the country could double by the end of the year and may even surpass last year’s 835 cases.
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