The Department of Health (DOH) is planning to distribute condoms to schools this year to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among the youth in the country.

In a recent press conference for the World AIDS Day 2016, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said the DOH will distribute condoms after they thresh out the strategy with the Department of Education (DepEd).

Photo: Planned Parenthood

Data show that from 1984 to October 2016, a total of 38,114 HIV cases were recorded, with 32,099 tallied from 2011 to 2016. There were 10,279 HIV cases between the age of 15 to 24 during the period, of which 9,066 were tallied since 2011.

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