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The HIV PandemicLocal and Global Implications$
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Eduard J. Beck, Nicholas Mays, Alan W. Whiteside, and José M. Zuniga

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.001.0001

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The Philippines

The Philippines

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(p.333) Chapter 22 The Philippines
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The HIV Pandemic
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Ofelia T Monzon

Roderick E Poblete

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0022

This chapter reviews the Philippines's response to its HIV epidemic. Based on the AIDS Registry numbers, the Philippines remains a country with low HIV prevalence with a seroprevalence rate of 0.01 percent concentrated among vulnerable populations. This can be attributed to early recognition by the government, complemented by strong community interventions by non-government organizations (NGOs) and the strategic infusion of external resources from partners and donors. Collaboration among stakeholders led to sound policy formulation and comprehensive responses to HIV. Thus, although the current health system is insufficient to meet the needs of the country as it continues to undergo reforms, it has, nevertheless, been able to cope with the challenges of managing a relatively small number of affected individuals in partnership with local NGOs and external organizations.

Keywords:   NGOs, HIV epidemic, stakeholders, external organizations, HIV infection

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