Monday, October 28, 2019

Self-KYS and Play this November 23, 2019

By Ronald Bugarin

Are you ready to take on one of the most critically acclaimed roles in your life? No costumes, no scripts—just yourself, a test kit, and at least 15 minutes of self-care realness.

LoveYourself partners with the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) to bring you  #KYSandPlay National HIV Testing Day  on Saturday, November 23, 2019 across LoveYourself community centers and participating community-based organizations nationwide.


Talented and multi-awarded actors from PETA will take a break from singing and acting as they step on the role of being HIV testing ambassadors, helping out in shining the spotlight on how important it is to Know Your Status (KYS), as well as promoting HIV awareness through education and counseling. 

This event carries on the success of the Hot Nurses of ‘Pinas nationwide testing event held in June of this year, where over 600 clients experienced free and confidential HIV screening and counseling nationwide. The efficiency of eliminating wait time (results are ready in 15 to 20 minutes) and the convenience of making it available across key cities all over the country make #KYSandPlay the HIV testing event no one should miss.


Catch your favorite actors team up with our volunteers at various #KYSandPlay venues from 11 am to 7 pm in Metro Manila (LoveYourself clinics in Anglo in Mandaluyong, Uni and Victoria by LoveYourself in Pasay, Welcome in Quezon City, and Lily by LoveYourself in ParaƱaque), Luzon (Hero by LoveYourself in Bacoor, Cavite, AVES Love and Light in Imus, Cavite, Lakan Community Center in Mabalacat, Pampanga, and Amos Tara in Puerto Princesa, Palawan), Visayas (LoveYourself White House and Atma Prema Community Center in Cebu City, Cebu, Bangaw Federation in Talisay, Cebu, LoveYourself venues in Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue City, Cebu, and Rajah Community Center and kNOwTELL Health and Wellness Lounge in Iloilo City), and Mindanao (Olympus Society of Davao in Davao City*, Oro Pia Community Center in Cagayan de Oro, and Mujer LGBT Organization in Zamboanga City).

Take the first step and sign-up for the event here: bitly.com/KYSandPlay2019.

*Venue is open from 1 pm to 12 am
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Ron is a true blooded Banker who does events and hosting on the side. He has volunteered at LoveYourself because of his former partner was diagnosed as PLHIV