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125 HIV-AIDS deaths were observed in 3 decades



Total of 125 Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) people died in Davao City from 1984 to July 2018.

The actual number could be higher, as not all patients reported their condition, says Jordana Ramiterre, chief physician of the Reproductive Health and Wellness Center (RHWC).

"Hindi's scarf is a member of the record, member-reported, especially when they die in sa bahay (not everyone was registered, especially when a person died in the house)," Ramiterre said during Kapehan sa Dabaw at the appendix of the SM city of Davao on Monday November 5

Alma Mondragon, Executive Director of the Alliance Against AIDS (Alagad) said that the number of people with immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS remains low, as others were not registered.

AIDS has caused HIV that can be transmitted from one person to the other with unprotected sex, through sexual intercourse through the vaginal and anal to an infected partner, infected blood components through infected blood transfusions, and contaminated injections and tattoos.

He or she can also carry an infected mother to a child with childbirth and breastfeeding. A person living with HIV does not always have AIDS.

Between 1984 and July 2018 there were 2525 people diagnosed with HIV-AIDS. Of this figure, 95 percent were men and five percent women.

Almost half of the patients, or 1,181, were from the age group of 25 to 34 years, followed by 15-25 groups (1,004), 35-49 (287), 46-50 (46).

Approximately 90 percent of HIV cases were discontinued during libido, in particular for men who have sex with men.

HIV attacks on the immune system, especially T-cells that fight against pathogens. This makes the patient vulnerable to infections.

AIDS is a late stage in HIV, in which the virus seriously damages the immune system. There is no cure for infection, but symptoms can be controlled using antiretroviral therapy (ATR).

After daily admission, it can prolong the life of the infected person.

The prevention of infection can be prevented by the use of anti-smoking, consistent and proper condoms, safe use of syringes, education and early detection, and mutual trust in the partner.


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