LoveYourself Offers Free HIV Screening On May 17

Advocacy organizes a free HIV screening day at Victoria Court, Malate in celebration of National HIV testing week.

In celebration of the National HIV Testing Week, LoveYourself, Inc. (LoveYourself) will be conducting a free HIV screening day on May 17, Sunday, at Victoria Court Malate. This event is open for all ages and genders. Register now at

With a message of “#Finally! Free HIV Testing For Me”, LoveYourself brings free, confidential HIV screening in a very accessible location in Manila for people who may not get screened because of its expensive cost in private clinics or hospitals.

The organization believes that people who finally know their HIV status can adopt a more confident, positive outlook in life.

Alarming rise of HIV

LoveYourself is a non-profit organization that offers free HIV testing and counseling through events and its clinics. It is at the forefront of the fight against the alarming rise of reported HIV cases in the Philippines at nearly 21,000 since 1984.

In January 2015, there were 536 people reported to be newly infected with HIV, 20% higher compared with the same period last year, according to Department of Health data. Around 95% of the new cases were male with 42% of new cases located in the National Capital Region.

Positive Change

LoveYourself believes that knowing your HIV status can not only help prevent the virus from spreading to other people, but will also empower you to take care of yourself and become a force of positive change in your family and community.

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