HIVisions – Getting the Story Out
Independent journalist and sexual health advocate Ana P. Santos works with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting6, an institution that supports journalists working on underreported issues. A two-time grantee, she has reported on migrant mothers as well as HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) in the Philippines. Her stories have been published in various international titles, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, IRIN News, and The Guardian.
LoveYourself and the Senate: Battling the Modern-Day HIV Epidemic
In commemoration of the World AIDS Day observed every 1st of December, Senator Risa Hontiveros, head of the Committee on Health and Demography, partnered with LoveYourself last November 29 in spearheading an HIV Testing campaign for the employees of the Senate of the Philippines. Together with the help of the Pasay City Social Hygiene Clinic, the testing was conducted from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Jose P. Laurel Hall.
STATUS – The FIFTH HIV Status
Unknown is actually the fifth HIV status. If you know your status, you can do something significant about your condition and also prevent worse things from happening such as spreading the infection and developing AIDS. Having an unknown HIV status will not give you the power to have control over the medical condition or your life.
AIDSpheriences: World AIDS Day in the Philippines
The Philippines participated in commemorating The World AIDS Day 2016 event last Thursday, 1 December. In the Quezon City Memorial Circle, several non-government organizations along with directives from the Department of Health (DOH), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS(UNAIDS), and the World Health Organization (WHO) joined together to lead the advocacy of promoting sexual health awareness and ending the stigma that still looms around HIV/ AIDS today.
Volunteer Spotlight: Jemuel Titan, LoveYourself’s Precious “Jem”
Jemuel Titan, more popularly known as “Jamie Well Titan,” or just simply “Jem,” has been consistently counseling for more than a year as a volunteer at LoveYourself. His dedication to guiding others in finding out their HIV status has made him one of the top counselors of LoveYourself Anglo, having helped over three hundred clients.
#HackingHIV: LoveYourself and PrEP Pilipinas Launch New HIV Intervention Program
HIV awareness and advocacy organization LoveYourself hosted #HackingHIV as part of its launch activities to introduce PrEP, an HIV prevention method, in the Philippines. In conjunction with project PrEP Pilipinas, in-charge of introducing the innovation into the country, the event was held at Greenbelt 3’s myCinema in Makati City last 29 November.
HIVisions – HIV/AIDS, the Roman Catholic Church of the Philippines, and Moving Christianity Forward
The HIV crisis has gone on for four decades, and for four decades the world has struggled against it. Doctors, scientists, educators, policy makers, writers, artists — people of all walks and all colors have, in their own ways, sought to make sense of this crisis and its relationship with society. From citizens to states, from medicine to prayer, from cures to cries for reform, people’s visions of how to respond to the crisis are as diverse as the people who bear its scars. The goal of this series is to give you a glimpse of these visions: the roles people of different passions and disciplines have played in this crisis that, as of March 2016 as recorded by the Department of Health’s Epidemiology Bureau, is infecting 25 Filipinos daily
The LoveYourself Testing Experience
Admittedly, getting tested for HIV is not one of the easiest things you’ll ever do in your life – in fact, it can be one of the most unnerving experiences you’ll ever have to go through. There are a myriad of reasons why you are getting tested – it may be a follow-up test to your previous result several months ago, or a requirement for getting recruited overseas, or you just simply decided to take the plunge and get yourself tested for the first time. Regardless of the reason, it’s difficult to really get the hang of it – whether it’s your first or fifth time getting tested. In any case, getting tested is the only definitive way to know whether you will turn out “reactive” or “nonreactive”.
Hottest Gay Guy in the Philippines Takes The Test – MGWP Winner Invites Everyone to Incognito 2.0
Taking a bolder step as a modern gay guy, John Raspado is the lead ambassador of LoveYourself Incognito 2.0, which is the country’s most trusted community-based HIV screening that is free, anonymous and fast.
MGWP First Runner-Up on Promoting Fitness and Sexual Health to Fight the Stigma on HIV
Cognizant of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, LoveYourself, Inc. strengthens the promotion of its HIV awareness campaign with its newest ambassador, Mister Gay World Philippines 2016 1st runner-up John Bench T. Ortiz.