Monday, November 26, 2012

It was a Lovely Evening - SEB Makati

Confidential HIV Testing and Counseling in Makati City
by The Love Yourself, Inc. was indeed a success, thanks to all of you Lovers!
November 23, 2012, Makati City - In establishing a concrete effort for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) through HIV/AIDS awareness by facilitating Confidential HIV Counseling and Testing for free, The Love Yourself. Inc. together with Makati City Health Department, Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) along with MediCard Philippines, Inc. as venue sponsor, then Sugarleaf foods that nourish and Chicken Charlie as food sponsors have all teamed up to make this noble project possible and indeed a success.

A total of 184 clients came and attended group discussions, then 174 of them had themselves voluntarily tested, from which 22 or 12.5% had reactive results. 

More than just numbers, the event proved that this should indeed be held closer to key cities like in Makati where most participants have been working rigorously day and night. We are thankful to some offices who encouraged their employees to take the initiative and are observing DOLE's HIV/AIDS Program in the Workplace. All information are treated with confidentiality and with highest regards to the rights of our clients.

The participation of sponsors were also critical in order to provide a better quality service to our lovers, for this allow us to extend our gratitude to the following: 


MediCard Lifestyle Center - the poshest medical facility center in the business district, Makati City. This is one of the best offerings of MediCard Philippines, Inc. - a Health Maintenance Organization that commits to provide the best quality health care service through total customer satisfaction to their members and to contribute to the well-being of the society that they serve.

We are also thanking Colorectal Specialists, Inc. (CSI). CSI is the only specialty clinic in the country where colorectal surgeons are grouped together to offer outpatient clinic services. CSI at the MediCard Lifestyle Center offers state-of-the-art treatment options for haemorrhoids like rubber band ligation, stapled hemorrhoidopexy and tran-anal hemorrhoidal dearterialization or THD.

Ronivinn, President and Founder of TLY,
 as he nibbles on the crunch
smoked salmon food wrap
Aside from clinics, you can also find yoga facilities, gym facilities, and other alternatives that promotes healthy lifestyle, which includes the nutritious food hub Sugarleaf.

Sugarleaf foods that nourish - offers the most delectable, mouthwatering, organic gastronomic experience in Makati and Greenhills. Their menu is definitely healthy and also taste good from carefully selected ingredients that are organically harvested. We got to taste the freshest food wraps smoked salmon and crab sticks, both were topped with kefir sauce. These were offered to our attendees and advocates which they instantly got curious of and eventually loved.

Some of our admirable advocates who rendered their patience,
time, and  lovely efforts during the event
Then we have the 100% Pinoy pride soy chicken, Chicken Charlie. It served the participants and the advocates with both garlic and spicy glazed chicken, potato fries and iced tea, check more of our fun pics at our Facebook page!

The Lovers who got so excited of the delivery!

We are indeed grateful to everyone, especially to our continuously growing number of advocates who generously extended their time, they who took their office off, and even stayed until early morning of the next day. Since then, we have been receiving heartwarming messages online due to this event.

Most of all, we are ever thankful to those who came and showed the importance of empowering themselves by taking the test and trusting us for more than a year. The increase in number of participants had been significant enough to clearly define the social responsibility of our community. We are interpreting the numbers more of behavioral change by committing to a better lifestyle, a better community, called Lovers!

Thank you and see you soon!