HIV testing - updates

Rappler's latest stories on HIV testing


National HIV Testing Day: Where you can get tested in Metro Cebu

Nov 23, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Several sites across Metro Cebu are providing free HIV testing on Saturday, November 23

WATCH: What can you do to encourage HIV testing?

Mar 31, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Beyond raising awareness on how HIV spreads, it is important to address the stigma surrounding the virus

Get tested on nationwide HIV testing day

May 17, 2018 - 12:42 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Free and confidential HIV testing in 10 sites in Metro Manila, Luzon, and Mindanao on Saturday, May 26, from 11 am to 7 pm

Lack of condom use contributes to rising HIV infections in PH

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:17 PM

'Successive Philippine governments have failed miserably to propagate condom use and educate young Filipinos to avoid HIV transmission,' says Carlos Conde of Human Rights Watch

[Dash of SAS] Someone just told me he has HIV. What do I say? What do I do?

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:00 PM

If you find yourself still not knowing what to say offer benevolence and understanding through silence

Treat minors seeking HIV tests as medical emergencies – experts

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:56 PM

The experts invoke medical jurisprudence in their call for an urgent policy to ease the restrictive environment that prevents them from providing the HIV test to a minor

HIV now an 'epidemic' among PH youth - Nat'l Youth Commission

Dec 01, 2016 - 9:42 PM

In partnership with the health and education agencies the NYC leads the development of an HIV information drive that target the youth

HIV TESTING. Because of the high incidence of HIV among young people, NYC supports HIV testing among young people aged 15 to 17 without parental consent. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

Adolescence is a dangerous time for young gay men in the Philippines

Nov 24, 2016 - 2:03 PM

I was very confident that I would not have HIV because I thought there was no HIV here in Cebu City When I was handed the HIV positive result it was really difficult

'Hottest gay guy' in PH braves HIV test

Nov 16, 2016 - 4:38 PM

2016 Mister Gay World Philippines John Raspado invites people to undergo HIV testing so they will know their status and help spread awareness on the disease

Photo of Mr Gay World Philippines John Raspado courtesy of LoveYourself.

[WATCH] Pia Wurtzbach on importance of HIV testing: The risk is not knowing

Jun 28, 2016 - 1:14 PM

National HIV Testing Day is a reminder to get tested and take care of not only yourself but also the people you love Start talking and stop the spread of HIV Pia says

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach gets HIV test, speaks on importance of HIV awareness

Jun 23, 2016 - 3:14 PM

Pia is an HIV awareness advocate and she gets tested in time for National HIV Testing Day on June 27

'Free, anonymous, fast' HIV testing set on May 29

May 24, 2016 - 11:36 AM

The entire procedure takes less than 15 minutes inclusive of counseling on safer sex practices to lower the risk of HIV infection as well as an explanation on the results of the test

Posters from LoveYourself Inc

#StayNegatHIVe: Netizens show support for HIV/AIDS advocacy

Sep 18, 2015 - 7:20 PM

Netizens and HIV AIDS advocates encourage fellow Filipinos especially the youth to make themselves aware of the issue and get tested

WHO: PH has fastest growing HIV epidemic in the world

May 20, 2015 - 9:36 PM

WHO country representative Julie Hall says the Philippines needs to have a bigger response to bring the epidemic under control

'TIME TO ACT.' A Filipina medical technologist at the social hygiene clinic of Manila Health Department extracts blood for HIV screening test November 28, 2008 from a male client said he had sexual contact with a commercial sex worker. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Advocates ask PH: Say no to homophobia

May 17, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Advocates celebrate IDAHO or the International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia and the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

PODCAST: We need to talk about HIV

May 02, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Spread awareness not stigma or disease

'Stop thinking HIV testing is a bad thing'

Mar 09, 2015 - 7:00 AM

I write this story because I want the world to know that for HIV carriers there is hope to live one s life again – as long as you take pro active steps to get tested regularly

The day I took the HIV test

Aug 04, 2014 - 10:00 AM

If I a sufficiently well educated person and activist found myself guilty of self stigmatization then certainly the stigma surrounding HIV and the HIV test is still out there

Secretary Ona, please do (not) test me

May 19, 2014 - 8:50 AM

Let us go get tested voluntarily so that Secretary Ona may be convinced that public education community action and free voluntary and confidential testing is still the way to go

Proposed mandatory HIV testing not for all Filipinos

May 15, 2014 - 2:25 PM

While nothing is definite yet when it comes to mandatory testing the Department of Health is looking at amending the country s AIDS law

AMEND THE LAW. New Health Spokesperson Dr Lyndon Lee Suy says the department is in talks with lawmakers on updating the AIDS law in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Mandatory HIV testing? Groups blast DOH chief

May 14, 2014 - 7:39 PM

It has to be said: one of the legacies of Secretary Ona and the Aquino administration will be the HIV epidemic in the country

NO TO MANDATORY. The Network to Stop AIDS Philippines is against mandatory HIV testing in the Philippines. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

2012 YEAR-ENDER: Move.PH Top Picks

Jan 01, 2013 - 11:50 AM

We bring you some of the stories that moved us the most in 2012 We invite you to share with us what touched and moved you as well

Why go for an HIV test?

Dec 12, 2012 - 3:03 PM

The steady increase in new cases needs to be addressed and here I advocate for and explain an important tool in the fight against HIV: testing and counseling

HIV testing walkthrough

Dec 08, 2012 - 7:58 AM

A walkthrough of HIV testing