Anti-AIDS Campaign

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MANILA, Philippines --- To boost the campaign against the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, the city government of Pasay will provide clubs and similar entertainment establishments with information materials to guide their workers in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Human Immune-Deficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the workplace.

The Anti-AIDS campaign of the city government is also in line with the "Travel City" program of Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto which seeks promote the city as the entertainment and leisure center of the country.

Calixto said the provision of these information materials on HIV-AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) is mandated under the newly approved Implementing Rules and Regulations of City Ordinance No. 2341 or the Pasay City Aids Prevention and Control Ordinance.

Calixto said he directed the City Health Office headed by Dr. Cesar Encinares to facilitate and ensure that the information materials are distributed to all entertainment establishments in the city. "These materials shall be tailor-made for workers in entertainment and related establishments in the city," Calixto added.

The mayor also explained that these materials must be posted in the establishment's dressing rooms, comfort rooms and other appropriate places, as well as in lodging houses to inform the employees and clients in the prevention and control of sexually-transmitted diseases. …