DOH Bicol to step up campaign vs HIV

DOH-5 Regional Director Ernie Vera

The Department of Health in Bicol has announced its plan to step up its campaign to prevent and lessen HIV cases in the region.

DOH data showed that from last January to September, Bicol reported 229 cases of HIV, a virus that infects cells of the immune system, making the patient vulnerable to infections, a condition called acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The virus can be detected 11 days after a person had a contact with a person with HIV.