Created by Analou De Vera
Department of Health (DOH) – Calabarzon recently conducted a "peer education and training" on HIV for students in Cavite's Bacoor City.
DOH-Calabarzon said, "We have conducted a workshop for students because they are seeing new cases of HIV infection among 12 to 24 year olds."
Dr. Michael Angelo Marquez, director of the Bacoor City Social Hygiene Clinic, said, "We must provide accurate and accurate information about HIV / AIDS so that we can empower and not infect our students.
"We must train our colleagues, increase their knowledge and encourage behavioral change to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) in schools and communities," he added.
DOH-Calabarzon said 161 students from other public and private schools in Bacoor participated in the event.
"Peer education education programs are an effective way to communicate risk reduction information through trust and trust. Youth depend on colleagues to get information and include sensitive issues such as reproductive health and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). I prefer information on most subjects, "said Mary Grace Javier, Bacoor City School District Medical Officer. .
According to DOH-Calabarzon, a total of 9,926 HIV / AIDS cases were recorded in the region from 1984 to April 2019.
"The largest number of districts is Cavite with 3,555, Rizal with 2,667 and Laguna with 2,032. Batangas recorded 531, with a total of 1,141 and Quezon.