LoveYourself Inc., HIV & AIDS Support House Inc., and eight other non-government organizations have brought together a team of doctors and dentists, collectively called “Hot Doctors of Pinas”, to lead the national HIV testing day, happening on November 24, 2018.
Interested individuals who wish to get tested for free are encouraged to signify their intention to join the mass testing in any of the 15 locations nationwide through the event’s official sign-up sheet www.bitly.com/HotDoctorsPinas.
The #HotDoctors participating are Francis Dale Acenas, Francis Allanigue, Alyer Alestante, Val Constantine Say Cua, Jasper Nuel Dayanan, Peter Roe Prado Delizo, Wilbur Jan Robert Demafiles, Jose Danilo Diestro, Nagatoshi Ebisawa, Patrick Castillo Eustaquio, Kristoffer Flores, Rafael Fortus, John Kenneth Gacula, Austine Gawaran, Aldin Inocencio, Tristan Jediah Labitad, Mark Lawrence Lagac, Rommil Mano Longno, Michael Angelo Marquez, Roger Mission Jr., Jay Mark Ong, Davidson Pastrana, John Nico Ronquillo, Hanz Sandoval, Luigi Pierre Segundo, Andrew Siazon and Cyriel Anthony Tingne.
“Celebrating self-care has never been this sizzling. No apple can keep the ‘Hot Doctors of Pinas’ away as we celebrate the country’s second community-based, multi-site national HIV testing day,” LoveYourself Inc. Founder and Executive Director Ronivin Pagtakhan said.
The national HIV testing day, which will run from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, is a joint project of the LoveYourself Inc. and the Juan Posi+ive Movement; HIV & AIDS Support House, Inc. (HASH); DIOSSA Taguig; and the Project H4.
The Kagay-an PLUS-Preserving Life, Uniting Society Inc.; Olympus Society Davao, Inc.; Cavite Positive Action group – The JCH Advocacy Inc.; AVES Love and Light; and Mujer-LGBT Organization will also join the mass testing.
“Celebrate the freedom that comes with the courage to know your status. It’s free and confidential,” Pagtakhan added.
The “Hot Doctors of Pinas” will be “IN” at LoveYourself’s HIV hubs in Mandaluyong City (3/F of Anglo Building, No. 715-A Shaw Boulevard) and in Pasay City (2/F LM Building 2028 Taft Avenue Extension) and (2/F Torres Building 2442 Park Ave.).
They will also be spotted at the newly opened LoveYourself hub at the intersection between Manila and Quezon City along 858 Blumentritt Road and Remedios Street, just a few steps away from “Welcome Rotonda.”
The doctors will also be available at the 9/F Kalayaan Hall, SM Aura Office Tower, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City and at No. 98 Pineda Building Manalac Ave., across Waltermart Bicutan, Parañaque City.
Outside the metropolis, the doctors will be in Mabalacat, Pampanga at 104-B Roxas Street, Brgy. Lakandula; Imus Cavite along Lumina Mall E. corner Nueno Ave.; and Bacoor City at Rooms 7 and 8, EMA Building Km. 17 Aguinaldo Highway.
Puerto Princesa residents can catch the doctors at No. 41 Abad Santos St., in Barangay Masipag; LoveYourself Whitehouse in Cebu City; and at 2F Dulalia Blg. Rizal St. Bgy. Maria Clara, City Proper in Iloilo City. In Davao, they will be at No. 36 Loyola St., Bo. Obrero, Poblacion District.
The doctors will also be at KPlus Champion Lounge, Gates 2 and 3, Nuevas Bldg., 8th to 21st St., Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City; and Valderoza St. Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar Zamboanga City.
This LoveYourself program is supported by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. as well as MACARE Laboratories.