San Lazaro General Hospital

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San Lazaro Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in the country. It was founded in 1557 as a dispensary clinic in Intramuros by Spanish Frey Juan Clemente. The clinic then became a hospital in 1578 for leprosy patient and other diseases.

The hospital is located in Quiricada St., Sta. Cruz, Manila. Many people who pass it daily may not realize that the San Lazaro Hospital, on Rizal Avenue, is a small part of a place known before as the “Hacienda Mayhaligue”.



The hospital was run by the Spanish government for 320 years before the Americans took over in running the hospital in 1898 and converted it into a contagious disease hospital. In 1918, the Filipinos take over the operations of the institution. The mental health cases were transferred to the National Mental Hospital in 1930-1931. And later in 1942, leprosy stricken patients were relocated to Tala Leprosarium or what is know today as the Jose Rodriguez Memorial Hospital.

The Present San Lazaro Hospital is one of the referral facilities for infectious and communicable diseases of the government. In 1986, some cases of HIV and AIDS patient were admitted to the hospital. As one of the government hospitals, San Lazaro Hospital provides free health care for the depressed and underprivileged sectors in the society.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus

  • The influence of Expanding Genetic Diversity on Molecular Diagnosis of HIV 1 in the Philippines
  • Detection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2(HIV-2) in the Philippines-A case report
  • HIV Drug Resistance Determination by Pol Gene Sequence (Getypic Analysis) among Filipino HIV Patients in San Lazaro Hospital
  • The Role of CD4/Cd8 subject for the prognosis of HIV Infected Individuals in SLH

Hepatitis B and C Virus, Syphilis

  • Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C, syphilis and HIV-1 among Intravenous Drug Users and Freelance Commercial Sex Workers in Cebu City
  • Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis Among Voluntary Blood Donors in JRMMC and SLH
  • Hepatitis B and C among Health Care Workers(with needle stick injury) in SLH and Health Care Facilities
  • Risk of Hepatitis C Exposure Among Selected Population
  • Clinic-Serologic Profile of latent Syphilis among Filipino

Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Bacterial Vaginosis

  • Clinical Profile of Male Patients with Gonococcal Urethritis in SACCL
  • Comparison of Nugent Scoring versus 3 out of 4 Criteria in the Diagnosis of Female with Vaginal Discharge secondary to Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Comparison of Azithromycinn and Cephalosporins (Cefixime and Ceftriaxone) in the treatment of Uncomplicated Gonorrhea
  • Prevalence of Chlamydia Trachmatis among High and Low Risk Population in Metro Manila


  • Drug resistance of Profile of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in SLH
  • Usefulness of Polymerose Chain Reaction in the Early Diagnosis of TB Meningitis
  • Universal Pattern and Clinical Correlation of Rpo B Gene Mutation among Rifampicin Resistant isolates of M’ tuberculosis in SLH and OI
  • Characterization of Clinical Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Isolates Resistant to Drugs and Rpo B Mutation for Rapid Diagnosis of Rifampicin Resistance in the Philippines




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