Children stand next to banners during a march to mark World Aids Day in Olongapo. The number of people dying from Aids is rising in the Philippines, whereas globally it is falling. Photo: AFP

HIV in the Philippines: why it must act fast to control growing epidemic, as advocacy groups lead the way

  • While many countries, including in Southeast Asia, have seen a fall in new HIV infections, the Philippines has seen a sharp rise
  • Bureaucracy, a conservative society and the Catholic Church are the main stumbling blocks to effective action
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Children stand next to banners during a march to mark World Aids Day in Olongapo. The number of people dying from Aids is rising in the Philippines, whereas globally it is falling. Photo: AFP
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