HIV intervention in the Philippines: time to take action

World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Publication details

Number of pages: 4
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English



Cebu City is experiencing an explosive HIV epidemic, primarily amongst people who inject drugs, but also in other populations. The public health crisis requires an urgent and well-coordinated response. To prevent and control the further spread of HIV and reduce AIDS-related deaths, WHO and its partners have developed a plan for Cebu City. It is based on scientific evidence gleaned from successful strategies applied in other communities. The plan is outlined in this briefing paper.