MANILA, PHILIPPINES – After Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray visited LoveYourself, Inc. on Wednesday (27 February), the Filipina beauty queen invites everyone to get tested on 2 March 2019, Saturday at LoveYourself community centers and its partner community-based organization.
Dubbed as THIS IS ME: The Silver Lining HIV Screening Day, the purposeful event is a simultaneous HIV testing in Metro Manila, Cavite, Pampanga, Palawan, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga.
Interested individuals are encouraged to sign up at http://go.loveyourself.ph/ThisIsMeCatriona.
Joining LoveYourself on this endeavor are Decent Image of South Signal Association from Taguig, Juan AVES Love and Light, Cavite Positive Action Group The JCH Advocacy Inc., Posi+ive Movement and Project H4 in Luzon, Family Planning Organization of the Philippines – IloIlo in the Visayas, and Kagay-an PLUS – Preserving Life, Uniting Society Inc., Olympus Society of Davao, Inc., and Mujer-LGBT Organization in Mindanao.
This HIV screening day is led by Miss Universe Catriona Gray, who is a bonafide LoveYourself volunteer and ambassador. See her encouragement video here:
Latest data from Department of Health-Epidemiology Bureau, an average of 32 HIV cases were reported every day. In December 2018 alone, a total of 877 Filipinos were diagnosed to contract HIV. For the entire 2018, a total of 11, 427 was diagnosed person living with HIV.
In response to this rising epidemic, LoveYourself employs a differentiated care apporach to look after the needs of various segments of the society.
LoveYourself welcomes all clients from various walks of life to get tested to its five (5) community centers:
- LoveYourself Anglo along Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City
- LoveYourself Uni along Taft-Gil Puyat Avenue in Pasay City
- LoveYourself Welcome in Bluementritt near Welcome Rotonda
- Victoria by LoveYourself in Libertad, Pasay City
- Lily by LoveYourself x DIOSSA in Paranaque City across Waltermart Bicutan.
In addition, LoveYourself will expand its reach in the Visayas with its first provincial site, the LoveYourself White House near Fuente Circle in Cebu City.