Aklan has now recorded 24 cases of persons suffering from Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or HIV/AIDS.
This is based on the data of the Provincial Health Office/PHO-Aklan during an interview with Debby Villaflor, Provincial Nurse Coordinator of STI/HIV/AIDS-Aklan.
It was learned that of this 24 recorded cases of the Regional Health Office 6, six has already died, 9 are new cases and the remaining had been monitored for a number of years now.
Villaflor added that the number of HIV/AIDS victims in Aklan has been recorded for five to six years aside from the new cases.
The Provincial Nurse Coordinator also revealed that most of the victims are males who had acquired the disease through sexual intercourse.
Meanwhile to protect the security of the patients, Villaflor had refused to reveal the names of the towns in Aklan where these victims are from.