4,021 = Number of HIV-positive Filipinos since 1984
817 = Number of Filipino AIDS patients
25-39 years = Age range where 58% of HIV-AIDS patients belong to
72 = Percentage of male patients among the 4,021 with HIV-AIDS
90 = Percentage of HIV-AIDS acquired via sexual intercourse
32 = Percentage of all Filipino HIV-AIDS patients who are overseas workers
(from the July 2009 Philippines HIV-AIDS Registry of the Department of Health)
From "low and slow," the HIV-AIDS problem in the Philippines is now characterized as "hidden and growing." The cost of diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up is still too exorbitant for ordinary Filipinos. The time to band together to stop the looming threat of HIV-AIDS is now.
Support The Philippine Red Party Project, a benefit concert for the HIV-AIDS patients being taken care of by the Infectious Diseases Section of the UP-Philippine General Hospital, to be held at the San Miguel by the Bay of the SM Mall of Asia on Saturday, September 5, 2009, 7pm.
Tickets are at P200 each. Leave a comment or email me for ticket reservations.
More details on The Philippine Red Party Project can be found in http://www.redparty.20fr.com/.