One Dabawenyo is recorded every month as positive with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), said the Davao City Health Office (CHO), with males outnumbering females, 10 to 1.Health officer Josephine Villafuerte said from June 1993 have reached a total of 153 cases, 139 of them males and 14, females.
We diagnose one patient with HIV every month, Villafuerte told a media forum here..
There is not a month that we don’t have a positive case, said Jordana Ramitterre, chief of the Reproductive Health and Wellness Center, in the same forum.
Villafuerte said HIV infection is no longer confined to homosexuals, saying there is a resurgence of family men in their record book.
The rising cases of HIV in Davao City has made the city as the number one in Mindanao in terms of reported cases.
Davao Region has the highest number of HIV-positive persons in the whole Mindanao, with Davao City having the highest number in the region.