10 HIV-AIDS cases recorded in Zambo City since January PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 May 2014 14:00

City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos said they will further strengthen the advocacy campaign against Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as 10 positive cases were reported in just five months of this year.

Agbulos said they will focus the advocacy in schools since it has been observed that most of those afflicted with the disease since January this year are from the youth group.

Agbulos said 72 percent of the 10 cases recorded this year are from the 15 to 34 years old age group.

Agbulos said they are going to the different schools conducting lectures.

He said the focus on secondary level since they are highly vulnerable to get afflicted with the disease.

He said they have also formed organizations from within the schools, to include in universities helping them in the advocacy on HIV-AIDS.

Meanwhile, this city have already registered a total of 90 HIV-AIDS cases from 1995 with the addition of the latest 10 confirmed cases.

Of the total cases, 18 were confirmed to have already died. — RGAAG