Saturday, May 12, 2012


LoveYourself, Inc. joined the AIDS Candlelight Memorial held last May 11, 2012 at Dona Leonila Park in San Pablo City, Laguna. The memorial was meant to remember people with HIV/AIDS who passed on and give encouragement to those who are still fighting. 

This year, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is committed to ending HIV by raising awareness and advocating for the advancement of effective policies at all levels with its theme, "Promoting Health and Dignity together…"

Highlighted was the UNAIDS Strategy of Getting to Zero: Zero AIDS Related Deaths, Zero New HIV Infections and Zero Stigma and Discrimination. Ensuring access to treatment, prevention, and care; reducing stigma and discrimination; increasing resources for HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, and other related issues; and promoting greater involvement by people living with HIV and key populations - were the key issues presented to the public.

Pledges from government agencies, civic groups, non-government organizations, advocacy groups, transport groups, bar owners, sex workers, students, and individuals were declared. Soon after, candles were lit one after the other. The atmosphere turned golden as the flames spread. The fight against HIV/AIDS has become more intense.

This event was organized by the San Pablo City Local AIDS Council and the City Health Department, with support from various organizations, including LoveYourself, Inc.

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by: Bree Belen