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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

Want free condoms? SafeSpacesPH app tells you where you can get it

Dec 30, 2017 - 3:57 PM

SafeSpacesPH is a mobile application where establishments that dispense condoms with water-based lubricants can be located

An actual interface of the Safe Spaces App showing the location of Depots and its details. Photo from LoveYourself

#2030NOW: Best cure for HIV/AIDS stigma? Love and acceptance

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:46 PM

One way to stop the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Philippines is by fighting the stigma that comes with it, says Paul Junio of LoveYourself

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach's first public HIV testing in PH

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:09 PM

Pia launches the PIA project which will focus on spreading information about HIV SOGIE and promoting self worth among the youth

WHO country rep: PH not doing enough to stop HIV epidemic

Dec 01, 2016 - 2:22 PM

WHO believes it would take mass mobilization to counter the spread of the virus in the Philippines

File photo of World Health Organization Philippine representative Dr Gundo Weiler from WHO

#HackHIV: PrEP launched in PH to curb epidemic

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:12 PM

PrEP is a daily pill that can be taken by people without HIV as an additional tool for prevention to lower the chances of contacting the virus

PREVENTION. (L-R) LoveYourself Senior Director Chris Lagman, volunteer Marvin Natural, LoveYourself Founder Vinn Pagtakhan, RITM AIDS Research Chief Dr Rossana Ditangco, and WHO Country Representative Dr Gundo Weiler answer questions from the audience during the PrEP Launch on Tuesday, November 29. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

'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.

MovePH's #StayNegatHIVe campaign wins bronze at Boomerang Awards

Oct 13, 2016 - 11:27 AM

As a result of the digital campaign the number of people who availed themselves of HIV testing services through LoveYourself increased by 60

HIV AWARENESS. Representatives of LoveYourself and Rappler pose with the trophy during the Boomerang Awards. Photo by Krista Garcia/ Rappler

[Dash of SAS] Including minors in HIV response

Aug 01, 2016 - 1:25 PM

A recent DOH study on adolescent HIV estimates that there are 9 559 adolescents who have HIV but only 10 have been diagnosed Currently only 381 are enrolled on anti retroviral therapy

How civil society is responding to PH’s HIV epidemic

Jul 16, 2016 - 12:06 PM

Advocates from LoveYourself and The Red Ribbon Project share how their organizations are helping the fight against HIV AIDS in the Philippines

SAFE HAVEN. LoveYourself's Chris Lagman says the organization creates a safe environment for males having sex with males. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Fighting the stigma against LGBTs and HIV through art

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:49 AM

The exhibit hosted by LoveYourself uses art as a positive campaign to fight the stigma on HIV AIDS and uplift the morale of the LGBTQI community It is open for public viewing until June 30 2016 at Pineapple Lab

'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

Youth-friendly HIV testing center opens in Manila

Feb 16, 2016 - 12:38 AM

LoveYourself Uni also functions as a community center where people can hang out in a safe non judgmental environment

LOVE YOURSELF. The LoveYourself hubs are powered by over 600 trained volunteer counselors. Photo by Ana Santos

Pia Wurtzbach is new advocate for HIV awareness

Dec 21, 2015 - 3:52 PM

Groups and advocates praise the Miss Universe 2015 winner for her HIV awareness statement

ADVOCATE. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach says she will use her influence as a public figure to raise awareness of HIV, and other issues relevant to the Philippines. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

World AIDS Day: Spreading awareness, fighting stigma against HIV

Dec 02, 2015 - 1:47 PM

On World AIDS Day netizens say the HIV epidemic can be solved in two ways: curbing the rise of new infections and fighting the stigma attached to people living with HIV

Rappler Talk: Curbing the HIV epidemic in PH

Oct 08, 2015 - 5:15 PM

What can the Filipino public do to help curb the rising HIV AIDS epidemic in the Philippines?

#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

#StayNegatHIVe: We need to talk about HIV/AIDS

Sep 18, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Responding to the concerns of our movers across the country MovePH has partnered with LoveYourself and DM9 JaymeSyfu to launch StayNegatHIVe a campaign that aims to raise awareness on the issue of HIV AIDS in the country

IN PHOTOS: Pride Carnivale

Jun 21, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Rainbow racers brave afternoon showers

The organizers deemed the event a success.

[DASH of SAS] HIV: Young people are dying when they shouldn't be

Jul 30, 2014 - 6:22 PM

The numbers will tell you their own story of how HIV is a concentrated epidemic among men who have sex with men between the ages of 20 29

HIV RISING. According to government data, the number of HIV positive men in the Philippines has risen throughout the years. Rappler file photo.