Iba ang may alam! Bistek orders distribution of HIV reference materials to public high schools

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Quezon City Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista is determined to address the increasing number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases in his city.

To make this happen, Bautista ordered the distribution of 25,000 reference materials on HIV-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) to Grade 8 students of all public high schools in the city.

The module will be part of the MAPEH curriculum wherein teachers were trained to equip them with proper skills to educate students about the said diseases.

“Hopefully with this program that we’ve launched, yung ating libro, mga work book and informational materials para sa mga eskwelahan and yung pagpasok at pag-organize ng mga Pride Council sa city-level down to the barangay level, mas lalakas ang ating campaign to let it be known to everybody whether what type of gender you belong to male, female, LGBTQI, na meron tayong seryosong programa, that we do have a very serious program in addressing HIV/AIDS here in Quezon City,” the politiko said.

“Quezon City is taking the lead in the country, we have to take the lead because we have the most number of identified HIV, so we should really take the lead and indeed we are taking the lead. Yung ating Clinica Bernardo is now being replicated all over the country, I think there are about 200 now, more or less Klinika Bernardos all over the country,” he added.

Klinika Bernardo is the first local government clinic that offers free testing, counselling and treatment of HIV.

Knowledge is power, guys. Let’s act against AIDS now!