Nenita C. Laude-Ortega,
Country Program Manager
5/F Gateway Tower 2, Araneta Center, Cubao Quezon City, NCR, Philippines.
+ 63 917 512 1956
AHF patients in Care: 15,831
AHF patients receiving ART: 15,023
People living with HIV (Estimates): 133,800 *
HIV prevalence rate: 0.1% *
Children 0-14 years old living with HIV in-country: 590 **
Total tested for HIV (since program start): 236,720 ***
Total condoms distributed (since program start): 1,461,509 ***
* DOH as of May 2021
** UNAIDS estimates as of 2020
*** all AHF supported facilities
Based on the Philippines’s HIV/AIDS ART Registry, a total of 55,498 people living with HIV (PLHIV) are currently on ART. Ninety-six percent (53,473) were males. The age of reported cases ranged from 1 to 81 years (median: 32 years old).
From January to November 2021, a total of 6,920 males having sex with males accounted for the highest incidence at 65.7% while people having sex with both males and females at 27.9%. Sharing of infected needles accounted at 0.80%.
In November 2021, eighty-seven (87) Filipinos who worked overseas within the past five years, whether on land or at sea, were diagnosed with HIV.
*Source: UNAIDS – Philippines – 2020
**Averages, cumulative reported cases in the Philippines as of January to November 2021 according to the Philippines HIV/AIDS and ART Registry of the Department of Health.