8 months Sex, HIV/AIDS still taboo subjects in Filipino homes – Popcom MB
By Analou De Vera Sex, teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and HIV/AIDS are still taboo topics in Filipino homes, an official of the Commission on Population (Popcom) said Sunday. In this Dec.1, 2016 file photo, an HIV-positive Filipino lights candles around an AIDS symbol as he participates in an event in observance of World AIDS Day in Quezon City, Philippines. (AP Photo / Aaron Favila, FILE / MANILA BULLETIN) “Our parents are not open to discussing STI (sexually transmitted infections), HIV/AIDS, about teenage pregnancy. These are still considered taboo. There is stigma in premarital sex,” Popcom-National Capital Region (NCR) Director ... more