Asked if there was any measure that the government could implement to address the purported rise in HIV cases, Ms Arroyo said: “First of all, are [the reports] on this supposed HIV epidemic real?
— Steady rise in HIV cases noted by Rey M. Nasol for PDI
From the same article, the Philippine National AIDS Council said there is at least one new HIV case reported every three days.
OK, so let us trust this government to sit on this one.
On the other hand, it is not the government’s responsibility to abstain from sex, or use protection when having one.
In a TV Patrol report last week, it said that free medication for HIV patients in government hospitals will stop within the year (or I think in 2011 — can’t remember). Afterward, it will cost from P10,000 to P15,000 a month. That’s P120,000 to P180,000 a year!
Also, my previous entry: If you can’t abstain, then stay protected