Davao, CDO to get free and confidential HIV testing tomorrow
LoveYourself, Inc. will be joined by Olympus Society of Davao, Inc. (OSD) and Kagay-an PLUS–Preserving Life, Uniting Society, Inc. (K-PLUS) in a nationwide human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing day tomorrow to address the increasing number of persons diagnosed with HIV in Mindanao.
Based on records from the Department of Health (DOH), it showed that about 70 new cases were recorded in Regions 10 and 11 combined, which is equivalent to eight percent of the total 912 newly diagnosed HIV cases in March 2018 alone.
The OSD and K-PLUS will bring LoveYourself’s “This is Me: Brave and Free” campaign – the first-ever community-based multi-city HIV testing to Davaoeños and Kagay-anons on Saturday from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
The OSD of Davao City will hold the HIV testing at #36 Loyola St., Bo. Obrero, Poblacion District, while the K-Plus in Cagayan de Oro City will conduct the testing at Pearlmont Hotel, Limketkai Drive.
The “This Is Me: Brave and Free” campaign is supported by the DOH-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc., Save the Children, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Philippines, Philippine NGO Council on Population Health and Welfare, Inc. (PNGOC), AusAID Australian Aid Program and HIVOS Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation.
To join, register at This is ME: Brave and Free