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Quezon Gov. Helen Tan wants an HIV testing facility in the province

Quezon Gov. Helen Tan wants the province to be proactive when it comes to addressing HIV and other transmissible diseases.

In a Facebook post, Tan said she wants to address the challenge of improving screening and testing.

She has asked the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine to help Quezon province to have a facility for confirmatory HIV tests at the Quezon Medical Center, so that residents would not need to travel far for these.

“Personal nating hiniling ito kasi napakahirap na kailangan pa nating pumunta sa San Lazaro Batangas for confirmatory,” she said.

She wants to step up efforts to address HIV, she said.

“Sama-sama tayo sa laban na ito. Mas magiging maingay ang ating panawagan na buwagin ang diskriminasyon at ipaglaban ang pantay na pagtingin at ang pagbibigay ng maaasahang lunas para sa ating mga kababayang may ganitong karamdaman,” she said.