After her charity day early this week, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray invites everyone to get tested on 2 March 2019 (tomorrow, Saturday) at LoveYourself community centers and partner community-based organizations (CBOs).
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 inviduals are encouraged to sign up at http://go.loveyourself.ph/ThisIsMeCatriona.
“Let’s keep HIV testing as a normal, regular medical routine,” Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
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.
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 has five community centers: LoveYourself Anglo (Shaw Boulevard); LoveYourself Uni (Taft-Gil Puyat Avenue); LoveYourself Welcome (Bluementritt); Victoria by LoveYourself (Libertad); and Lily by LoveYourself x DIOSSA (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.