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Friday, July 03, 2009


The Olongapo City Government thru the Olongapo City AIDS Council (OCAC) is continuously providing an information dissemination campaign to increase public awareness on Sexually Transmitted Diseases, (STD), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

“We initiated this kind of project to educate our people regarding STDs, including HIV-AIDS, minimize if not eliminate it, and prevent its proliferation,” said City Mayor James ‘’Bong’’ Gordon, Jr.

This is the objective of the creation of the AIDS Hotline 224-2437 (224-AIDS), the seven (7) digit hotline that is directly connected to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) office, City Health Office, Olongapo City Hall. It is manned by trained City Health Office personnel from 8AM to 5PM, Mondays thru Fridays.

The hotline is an inter-agency and multi-sectoral project of OCAC to enable the people to be aware of and understand the plight and right of HIV and AIDS victims, thereby, easing the effects of stigma and discrimination.

The hotline enables the people to be aware of the cause of the disease, modes of transmission and methods of prevention and envisioned community participation.

Rule of ‘confidentiality’ is strictly observed between the caller and the CHO personnel unless voluntarily chosen otherwise by the patient following the Philippine AIDS Law as stated under the Article VI, Section 30 of the Republic Act 8504.

It can be recalled that on October 8, 2007, the AIDS Hotline was launched with the unveiling of the AIDS Hotline poster stating, “NANGANGAMBA KA BA? NAG-AALALA KA BA? Kaibigan… USAP TAYO… TAWAG NA! AIDS HOTLINE 224-AIDS (2437)”.

According to health statistics, there are already more that 40 million HIV and AIDS cases worldwide.


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