Fake news is anathema to the Antipolo City government, which is now warning residents against false claims spreading through text messages that softdrinks in the city have been contaminated with HIV.
On its Facebook page, the city government issued a list of facts explaining why the warning was a bogus one.
It pointed out that HIV is not acquired by ingesting food or drink laced with the blood of people with the virus.
People can only get the virus if they engage in unprotected sex with people with HIV, if they are given infected blood, if they share needles with infected persons, and if their mothers had contracted HIV while they were still in the womb, it explained.
Anitpolo sure doesn’t want its citizens to be gullible!
“Huwag po tayong maniwala sa mga kumakalat na mensahe gaya nito.HINDI nakukuha ang HIV sa anumang pagkain o inumin na nahaluan ng dugo ng taong may HIV.Ang HIV ay nakukuha lamang sa:1. Pakikipagtalik ng walang proteksyon sa taong may HIV
2. Pagsalin ng kontaminadong dugo mula sa taong may HIV
3. Pakikipaghiraman ng karayon o heringilya sa taong may HIV
4. Mula sa inang may HIV (sa pagbubuntis, panganganak, pagpapasuso)TAMANG IMPORMASYON LAMANG PO ANG ATING IKALAT,” the city government posted on Facebook.