Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hot Doctors of ‘Pinas sizzles this November



By Mark Angello C. Ganon

Hey you! Yes, you! Want to know your HIV status in a quick, costless, and confidential HIV screening process? Come and join the HOT DOCTORS of ‘PINAS in this year’s second wave of the National HIV Testing Day on November 24, 2018. You read that right! We might not have the hot doctor of Instagram, Dr. Mike, but we can’t help but #lovelocal when our own Hot Doctors of Pinas are there to aid us in taking charge of our sexual health. Sign up now!


The Hot Doctors of ‘Pinas event follows the success of This is Me: Brave and Free, the country’s first community-based, multi-site HIV testing event which has catered to more than 700 clients nationwide. This year, LoveYourself has partnered with 10 other Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) manning 15 different testing sites. Yes, that’s 15 different locations to choose from in 14 different cities across the country.

In Metro Manila, we have LoveYourself Anglo at Mandaluyong, LoveYourself, Inc. at Taguig, HASH - HIV & AIDS Support House, Inc, at Quezon City, LoveYourself Welcome and Pinoy Plus Advocacy, Inc. at Manila City, Victoria by LoveYourself and LoveYourself Uni at Pasay, and, Diossa and LoveYourself, Inc. at Parañaque. For Luzon CBOs outside Metro Manila, we have Juan Posi+ive Movement at Pampanga, Cavite Positive Action Group The JCH Advocacy Inc. and AVES Love and Light at Cavite, and Project H4 at Palawan. For CBOs manning the testing sites at the Visayas and Mindanao areas, we have LoveYourself Whitehouse at Cebu, Kagay-an PLUS - Preserving Life, Uniting Society Inc. at Cagayan de Oro, Mujer-LGBT Organization at Zamboanga, and Olympus Society of Davao at Davao

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With Community-Based Screening (CBS) utilized in all testing sites for the whole-day event, you will be assured a quick and easy screening process. This eliminates the long waiting time of the standard testing, which may last from one to two hours. With the CBS, results are ready in just 15-20 minutes of processing time and will only require a few drops of blood through a finger prick method. It should be noted that with CBS, you will not be given a printed copy of the results. But don’t fret, the third generation kit that will be used is 100% sensitive for non-reactive clients.


For the list of the testing sites and the partner CBOs, please be guided below.

HOT DOCTORS OF ‘PINAS - METRO MANILA SITES

PASAY CITY 
1. CBO      LoveYourself, Inc.
Location    LoveYourself Uni, 2/F LM Building, 2028 Taft Avenue Extension, Pasay City

2. CBO      LoveYourself, Inc.
Location  Victoria by LoveYourself, 2/F Torres Building 2442 Park Ave. Pasay City

MANDALUYONG CITY
3. CBO       LoveYourself, Inc.
Location     LoveYourself Anglo, Unit 5, 3/F Anglo Building, #715-A Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City

PARAÑAQUE CITY
4. CBO       Diossa and LoveYourself, Inc.
Location     #98 Pineda Building Manalac Ave paranaque across Waltermart Bicutan

QUEZON CITY
Location    TBA

MANILA CITY
6. CBO        Pinoy Plus Advocacy Pilipinas, Inc. and LoveYourself, Inc.
Location    1965 JRB Building Anacleto Street Sta. Cruz , Manila

HOT DOCTORS OF ‘PINAS - LUZON TESTING SITES OUTSIDE METRO MANILA

MABALACAT CITY, PAMPANGA
7. CBO       Juan Posi+ive Movement
Location    104-B Roxas Street, Brgy. Lakandula, Mabalacat, Pampanga

BACOOR CITY, CAVITE
Location    Cavite Positive Action Group The JCH Advocacy Inc., Room 7 and 8 E.M.A Building Km.17 Aguinaldo Highway Bacoor, Cavite

IMUS CITY, CAVITE
9. CBO    AVES Love and Light
Location   Lumina Mall E Cor. Nueno Ave. Imus, Cavite

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN
10. CBO    Project H4
Location   #41 Abad Santos St., Brgy. Masipag, Puerto Princesa

HOT DOCTORS OF ‘PINAS – VISAYAS TESTING SITES

CEBU CITY
11. CBO    LoveYourself, Inc.
Location   LoveYourself Whitehouse (TBA)

HOT DOCTORS OF ‘PINAS – MINDANAO TESTING SITES

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY
Location  KPLUS CHAMPION Lounge, Gate 2 & 3, Nuevas Bldg. 8th-21st Street Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City

ZAMBOANGA CITY
Location  TBA

DAVAO CITY
Location   #36 Loyola St., Bo. Obrero, Poblacion District Davao City

Now that we’ve got all the details covered, mark your calendars and catch our Hot Doctors of ‘Pinas on November 24, 2018 at a testing site near you! To register, click here.