Get HIV Tested: Don’t Join The Hardest Guessing Game

Get HIV Tested: Don’t Join The Hardest Guessing Game


December 1 marks the start of World’s AIDS Day all over the world. It is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.


According to Mr. Piyush- “World AIDS Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Malaria Day and World Hepatitis Day. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day.


As of 2013, AIDS has killed more than 36 million people worldwide (1981-2012), and an estimated 35.3 million people are living with HIV, making it one of the most important global public health issues in recorded history. Despite recent improved access to antiretroviral treatment in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claims an estimated 2 million lives each year, of which about 270,000 are children.


In September 2014, there were 565 new HIV cases in the Philippines, according to the Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry of the Department of Health, National Epidemiology Center (DOH-NEC) Most of the cases were male (94%), and sexual contact was reported to be 95% of the cases. The top 3 Regions of the country with the highest incidences were: NCR (42%), Region IVA (14%) and Region III (9%).


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In line with this, let me share with you a video I found online entitled “The HARDEST guessing game” by The Red Whistle. It aims to show us that we know what HIV is. But most of the time it is very hard to guess your  HIV status. Well, you don’t need to enter the bandwagon of the guessing game. Have yourself tested. Click here.




Get HIV Tested: Don’t Join The Hardest Guessing Game

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