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Record New HIV Cases in Philippines Prompt Call for Action

The Philippines has posted a record number of new HIV infections, prompting campaigners to call on authorities to step up efforts to battle the potentially deadly disease. A total of 841 new cases were recorded in June, the highest ever monthly figure since the country's first reported case in 1984, according to the health department's latest statistics released this week. Over 90 percent, or 777 cases, were transmitted through sexual contact, the majority of them among men who...

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