Friday, March 30, 2012

Loveyourself loves - Yoga for life

extends our happiest greetings to the founders of


Charmaine & Paulo

Happy Birthday!



visit their website, click YOGA



YFL Schedule
 


Healing comes not only from little bottles, but from inside as well.

While its general health benefits have long been proven, yoga has also become widely recognized as an effective complementary therapy for many conditions and diseases, including HIV.

Yoga for Life is the Philippines’ first community-based yoga program for people living with HIV or PLHIV, as well as others who support them and the cause, and want to experience the beauty of yoga.

Through yoga and Yoga for Life, you gain the tools to move from passion to the clarity of dispassion, from distress to de-stress, and from dis-ease to ease.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Welcome New Lovers: Makati VCT Counselors Training


Loveyourself Inc. in partnership with Makati City Health Department in cooperation with NASPCP (DOH) and PBSR had the second batch of Loveyourself HIV Counseling & Testing Counselors Training last March 23-25, 2012 at the Makati Friendship Suites, Guadalupe, Makati City. The event was spearheaded by Dexter Secosana (Loveyourself Inc, Deputy Director for Counseling & Education) & Dr. Estela P. Barrios (OIC, Makati Health Department. The 3-day training was headed by Dr. Jonathan Fontilla (PSFI/ Master Counselor) and the rest of the DOH Master Counselors based on the NASPCP (DOH) protocol, the event was filled with energy, learning and experience that dared everyone to care and share... to loveyourself.






















Welcome to the Loveyourself Family - Our new batch of Lovers


Sunday, March 18, 2012

SHH on April 29,2012

Loveyourself in Partnership with RITM invites you to

SHH...
(confidential SYPHILIS, HIV & HEPATITIS B testing for MSM)

SHH... (confidential and free Syphilis, HIV, and Hepatitis B testing for men who like men). April 29, 2012 10AM TO 3PM at 1946 FB Harrison Rd (Queeriosity), Pasay City






Pre-registration at http://tinyurl.com/apr29test 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

HAPPY Birthday Sir Ian Felix Alquiros


TO loveyourself's very own 

Noted SEXY Fashion Photographer

Ian Felix Alquiros

 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
dare.care.share.bamba 

from your loveyourself inc. family

please leave a comment for ian TY :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

BE Happy - the First Makati HCT Event


March 4, 2012, Loveyourself Project and Makati City Health Disctrict held its first Makati Confidential Counseling and Testing event with a theme: BE HAPPY! KNOW YOUR STATUS!


SIXTY SEVEN individuals, after learning about it through social networking sites, blogs, and Facebook, voluntarily came to a special HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) event organized by the Love Yourself (VINN Advocacy) on March 4, 2012. The event was held in Pio del Pilar National Highschool, Makati City as part of Makati City's goal of mainstreaming HIV.

The program provided an intensive STI and HIV/AIDS education session to all attendees. For those who signed the informed consent for testing, the mandated pre-test and post-test counseling were also done. A total of thirty-four (34) volunteer HIV counselors (trained and certified by the Department of Health and/or RITM), and HIV educators (trained by certified trainers of the Philippine National AIDS Council) helped in ensuring that the education and counseling were done according to set protocol.

The 67 HIV Ab test clients’ age ranged from 18 to 58 years. 

As per DOH protocol, during the post-test counseling and release of the rapid HIV test result, all clients were given instructions, as follows:

The blood samples of the clients that turned out reactive shall be sent to the National Reference Laboratory-STD AIDS Cooperative Central Laboratory / San Lazaro Hospital to undergo the confirmatory test. The QCHD will contact the client after two weeks and the results will be given. If confirmed positive, the client will undergo further laboratory tests, most importantly the CD4 level to determine the need for administration of anti-retroviral drugs. For all others that received non-reactive results for the test, they were reminded to consistently use the recommended HIV prevention practices, and take the voluntary HCT again after three to six months.


Friday, March 9, 2012

LOVEYOURSELF on BARCODE

Loveyourself just received our page BARCODE courtesy of 
DPC (www.eyp.ph)
Loveyourself website barcode

thank you!

and for you BBM Lovers! add our BBM group. Just Scan the barcode below:
                                                             Loveyourself BBM group



special thanks to Mr. Arvie Dizon of DPC for making this possible.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Free HIV Counseling and Testing on March 4 at Makati City

The Loveyourself Project and Makati City Health Disctrict invites you to:
 BE HAPPY! KNOW YOUR STATUS!

credits to: Aura Sevilla and CD225 (UP Diliman College of Social Work and Community Development)
Ano: HIV Confidential Counseling & Testing – it’s FREE! Walang bayad!

Kailan: Sunday, 4 March 2012 (9am to 5pm)
Saan: Gen. Pio Del Pilar National High School, F. Zobel cor Morong St., Poblacion, Makati City (directly at the back of Makati City Hall)

Map:









Mga malimit na itanong:

1. Natatakot akong magpa-test. Anong gagawin ko?
Normal na kabahan o matakot ang mga taong nagpapa-HIV test. Kung hindi ka pa talaga ready, okay lang. Mayroon mga trained HIV educators at counselors doon sa event, at maaari mo silang i-konsulta. Hindi ka nila pipiliting magpa-test kung talagang ayaw mo.
2. Magkano ang bayad para makasali dito?
Ang HIV counseling ay walang bayad, libre. Gayun din ang HIV testing, free of charge din. Kung mas nakaluluwag ka naman sa pera at gusto mong tumulong, taos pusong tatanggapin ng Love Yourself ang inyong donasyon, kahit magkano man.
3. Anong dapat kong dalhin?
Dalhin lamang ang sarili. Hindi ka hihingan ng anuman, kahit pa ng ID.
4. Blood test ito, kailangan ba akong mag-fasting?
Hindi kailangan mag-fasting. Walang bawal kainin o inumin bago magpa-test -- hindi ito makaka-apekto sa HIV test.
5. First time ko itong magpa-test. Ano ba ang mangyayari doon?
Napakabuti ng iyong desisyong magpa-test. Basahin ang sumusunod bilang gabay: What to expect during your HIV test.
6. Ako ay isang babae, tunay na babae. Puwede ba ako magpa-test?
Oo. Ano ka man, babae, lalake, o anuman, maaari kang sumali at magpa-test.


Iba pang katanungan? Email info@loveyourself.ph

Special Thanks to Aura Sevilla and CD225 (UP Diliman College of Social Work and Community Development) for the video and the flyers