(MENAFN – Asia Times) A two-year-old boy from Zamboanga in the Philippines died of human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV / AIDS).
According to the authorities, the child received the virus from one of his parents. After his death, health officials are alarming the way the disease affected the general population in the city, Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.
Dr Kibtiya Uddin, city health officer, said that all parts of the population, regardless of gender and age, were already affected by the disease.
"It's alarming because it means that HIV / AIDS no longer exists in a typical sexual transmission, but has already affected the general population," Uddin said.
Uddin said that 99% of the transmission of HIV / AIDS was through sexual activity, but another way of transmitting the disease is through pregnancy.
There are currently two cases of mothers in charge of HIV / AIDS in the town of Zamboanga, and two children aged six and seven are infected. The two children received the virus from their mothers.
"We do not know the nutritional status of these two children, but we are looking for it now. We will try to do something to prolong our lives," Uddin said.
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