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With HIV cases on the rise, Pampanga mayor urges residents to have check-up

Dec 2, 2015 @ 16:55

San Fernando City mayor Edwin Santiago is calling on his constituents to regularly visit local public clinics in view of the rising incidence of HIV infections in the city.

Santiago said there are city-run health stations located in the villages of Sto. Rosario, San Agustin, Sindalan, San Nicolas, and Northville.

“Palaging bukas ang ating mga health offices para sa mga Fernandino, narito ang mga magagaling na medical personnel at mayroon tayong maraming klaseng gamot para sa pangangailangan ng mga Fernandino,” the mayor was quoted by Headline Gitnang Luzon.

In her report to the Office of the Mayor, city health officer Renely Tungol said cases of HIV infections are increasing in the city, which she pointed out is a cause for alarm.
The new cases were mostly those aged 20-years-old and below, she said.

Santiago said the city government is intensifying its information, education, and communication campaign by providing lectures and seminars for students.

Free HIV testing and screening test for syphilis is also regularly conducted at the city’s social hygiene clinic in Sindalan village, he added.

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