Ex-Miss Universe urges HIV contrast in Philippines – The Nation
August 9, 2017 - miss universe
Pia Wurtzbach, UNAids goodwill envoy for Asia and a Pacific, took a examination in front of reporters as partial of her efforts to lift recognition of HIV and mislay a tarnish surrounding a pathogen in a regressive nation.
The United Nations and a supervision pronounced final week a Philippines saw a 140 per cent boost in new cases from 2010 to 2016, bucking a informal trend that saw infections decrease by 13 per cent over a same period.
“It is unequivocally wily in a Philippines given we’re a primarily Catholic republic and we are conservative. That’s because it can be utterly a plea to widespread recognition on this issue,” Wurtzbach said.
“This is a problem that’s unequivocally function right now and if we don’t do anything about it, we’re gonna be series one in a world.”
The republic of 100 million people, of whom 80 per cent are Catholic, is heavily shabby by a church that frowns on preventive use. Testing for HIV is also deliberate taboo.
Wurtzbach has been campaigning for HIV recognition given winning a 2015 beauty pageant. She cumulative a climax following a vital fumble in that horde Steve Harvey primarily gave it to Miss Colombia in error.
On Wednesday Wurtzbach launched an HIV information debate for immature people as she voiced support for due laws that would concede 15-year-olds to get an HIV examination but parental consent. The smallest age is now 18.
The health dialect had pronounced many reported HIV cases were among organisation carrying sex with men. This organisation on normal started carrying sex during 16 before they had begun regulating condoms or taken tests, augmenting a risk of infection.
“We wish to see an boost in a rates of unchanging HIV contrast among Filipinos to normalise a procession as a unchanging medical exam,” Wurtzbach said.