Country profiles on HIV/AIDS
The Philippines had for many years recorded a low level HIV epidemic. From 1984 to 2006, there was a slow but steady increase. But in recent years, the number of cases detected per year has increased dramatically. According to recent estimations and projections, the Philippines has one of the fastest-growing HIV epidemics in the world, the estimated HIV incidence having risen more than 25% since 2001. Newly available data collected among men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs in several cities indicate that the country’s low-level epidemic will continue to grow rapidly and is now firmly concentrated in key populations.
All data from the databases below unless otherwise stated AIDSInfo. Geneva: UNAIDS http://aidsinfo.unaids.org Global AIDS response progress reporting [online database]. Geneva: https//aidsreportingtool.unaids.org/ Tuberculosis data [online database]. Geneva. World Health Organisation, 2015: http://www.who.int/tb/country/data/download/en/
Legend: ARV = antiretroviral ART = antiretroviral therapy FSW = female sex workers MSM = men who have sex with men PMTCT = prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV PLHIV = people living with HIV PWID = people who inject drugs VL = viral load