GENEVA, (Reuters) ━ The World Health Organization is preparing for the worst-case scenario in an Ebola outbreak in a remote area of Congo, including spread to a major town, WHO Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response Peter Salama said on Friday.
Lots of sex by millennials, causing spread of HIV/AIDS
Sexual encounters through social media are becoming more and more prevalent in the Philippines, particularly in Cebu and Iloilo where the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS are now being reported.
Are you prepared for the flu season?
NSW’s multicultural communities are being urged to get their flu vaccinations to prevent a repeat of last year’s horror flu season that caused more than 640 deaths.
The woman with a ‘bubble-wrap face’
Mother, 38, is covered in thousands of agonising tumours after the birth of her second child. Strangers ask why she doesn’t commit suicide. A mother-of-two has been left with a ‘bubble-wrap’ face after the birth of her second child triggered the growth of thousands of tumours.
Cancer drug prompts ‘drastic’ HIV decrease in lung cancer patient
Doctors in France have found the first evidence that a drug normally used to treat lung, kidney or skin cancer may be able to eradicate HIV-infected cells in people with the AIDS virus.
Cost of HIV Treatment in the Philippines
People living with HIV can avail of government support through Public Hospitals in the Philippines. San Lazaro Hospital provides FREE treatment for HIV patients; however, they list the person being treated as HIV positive. Thus, there is no privacy and your identity is open to public scrutiny.
What I learned after talking to people living with HIV by Jacqueline Arias
(Editor’s note: Before I published this article, I had the rare opportunity of actually having lunch with a person in New South Wales believed by many to be carrying the HIV virus. The person will not be named to protect his/her privacy. According to that person, the HIV was diagnosed some 25 years ago. After […]
Can HIV be transmitted through oral sex (fellatio and cunnilingus)?
Yes, but the risk is relatively low. HIV is transmitted through seminal and vaginal fluids, including menstrual fluids. The virus can enter the body through the bloodstream or by passing through delicate mucous membranes, such as inside the vagina, rectum or urethra. If a person gives fellatio and has bleeding gums, a cut, or an […]
Understanding End-of-Life Care
A seminar on understanding the End-of-Life Care was held on April 24, 2016 at the Blacktown Library Function Centre, under the auspices of the Timek Iti La Union Association. The speaker was Remedios Alvarez-Solarte, MSN, RN, NP, Professor Emeritus of Nursing from Michigan, USA. She is a multi-awarded Filipino-American, who is a Founding Member of […]
Nonagenarian celebrates 95th
February 10, 2016 — Doña Consuelo Mangona celebrates her 95th Birthday; she looks forward to her 100th. She can walk without help and can recognize people, mentioning accurately their names. It’s a classic case of Mens sana in corpore sano, Latin phrase for “A healthy mind in a healthy body.” At her ripe age, she […]
20ft tapeworm discovered inside man suffering from stomach pains
Warning to those who like to eat raw beef. A man suffering from stomach pain was found have a 20ft tapeworm inside his small intestine.
Scientists Study Ailing Senator’s Miraculous Recovery by Rene Ciria-Cruz
BIMINI, The Bahamas — Medical specialists based here are conducting extensive research and experiments on the case of an ailing Philippine senator who apparently sprang back to good health after being sprung from jail by the Philippines’ Supreme Court.