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PIA Press Release
2009/06/30

Seafarers' lifestyle presents HIV risks

Tagbilaran City (30 June) -- Despite a low prevalence of the dreaded Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) among Boholnao seafarers, their lifestyle expose them to the risk, an alarmed University of the Philippines College of Public Health study group bared.

Dr. Ofelia Saniel, principal investigator for the Joint Program on HIV and migration Baseline Research among Boholano Overseas Foreign Workers explained seafarers have high risk behaviors that may expose them to the infection.

She explained that high-risk behaviors include having multiple sex partners, unprotected sex and engaging in commercial sex.

Over this, local HIV AIDS Multi-sectoral Council members propose that an HIV curriculum be included in the maritime schools while pre-departure programs for overseas seafarers should include HIV awareness campaigns and programs. (PIA) [top]

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