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Philippine Department of Health Warns Puerto Galera Tourists on HIV Spread

April 25, 2014

This article was reported by Solar News.

Solar News reported that the Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) issued an alert on April 24 to tourists visiting the town of Puerto Galera to abstain from having unprotected sex with individuals there, as the department has identified the tourist spot as an area with a higher risk of contracting HIV. According to DOH Regional Office IV-B Director Eduardo Janairo, the most preventable ways to avoid HIV are refraining from sex, having only one sex partner, using condoms, and avoiding sharing needles and syringes. Among the known high-risk groups prone to HIV infection are female sex workers, men who have sex with men, injection drug users, and overseas workers.

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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