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HIV/AIDS Project

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The Visayas Primary Health Care Services, Inc. (VPHCS) is supporting the Iglesia Filipina Independiente-Visayas Mindanao Regional Office for Development (IFI-VIMROD) in its ongoing project, “HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness Program in Urban Poor Communities in Cebu.”

The one-year project which started August 2012 project complements the national and international campaign on HIV-AIDS in terms of providing increased access to information and services on HIV/AIDS prevention, control and treatment in Barangays Hipodromo, Carreta and Sambag II in Cebu City.The project aims to increase awareness on the causes, modes of transmission, consequences, means of prevention and control of HIV/AIDS through a comprehensive, educational and information campaign in the three communities.The project shall also train community health volunteers/peer educators in the three areas to provide basic information and health services (counselling and referrals) on HIV/AIDS. Interested persons in the communities shall then be assisted to avail of voluntary HIV testing and those with the disease to avail of free medical treatment.

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