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International AIDS candlelight memorial
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By: Romelyn Torralba
In observance of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, DOH Regional Office XIII is one with the international community in commemorating those who battled and is continuously battling HIV/AIDS. Join us in our 'AIDS Hour' today, May 14,2016, 5:00PM at Guingona Park, Butuan City. We aim to strengthen our efforts from the challenges brought about by HIV/AIDS.
National HIV Testing Week
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DOH leads candlelight memorial for HIV, AIDS victims
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The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday led a candlelight memorial to commemorate those who died with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.
In a statement, the DOH, together with the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP), led the observance of the 32nd International AIDS Candlelight Memorial.
It noted that since 1984, there were a total of 1,149 deaths recorded in the AIDS registry.
Meanwhile, as of February 2015, there are a total of 23,709 diagnosed cases of HIV in the Philippines, the statement said.
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