Do you have questions, but are scared to ask? It all starts somewhere. And it is okay to ask. Some of the words you may be scared to ask represent a part of our bodies, and there shouldn’t be any shame in talking about it. With this, having a dialogue without fear should be and is being established.
More and more people are becoming aware and getting tested. What is more important is the awareness and education that comes with HIV prevention. Let’s continue to break the barrier and stigma of getting tested for HIV and of using condoms with some quotable quotes by esteemed advocates of HIV prevention.
On Making it a Family Matter
“I’d want to consider two important safe spaces: our home and our school. I always believe that the concept or the discussion on the use of condoms, sexual orientation, choices… Must also start with our own family. We also need to empower the families in discussing HIV and the use of condoms.” – JB Deang, Student Leader, Advocate
On Its Importance
“It’s not just for family planning, but for HIV prevention as well.” – Dr. Miel Nora, Chief of Party, Save the Children and Global Fund for HIV Prevention
“2014. Back then, I was part of the epedemic… Back then, there were no words to substitute it. I am malandi. This is a SafeSpace. I am malandi. However, back then, life realizations came. I took a step for me to take care of myself.” – Danvic Rosadino, Project and Data Manager, Prep Pilipinas / Love Yourself
LoveYourself encourages the public to visit its two clinics, which are also safe spaces not just for free and confidential HIV screening, but for free condom with water-based lubricants, as well. These are LoveYourself Anglo along Shaw and LoveYourself Uni in Taft-Buendia. Both clinics are open every Wednesdays to Saturdays from 12pm to 7pm and Sundays at 9am to 2pm.