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Friday, July 06, 2012

Press Release: Love Yourself Hub Set To Open July 8

The Love Yourself Project, an ongoing advocacy group which aims to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS is set to open ‘The Love Yourself Hub’ on July 8, 2012 at 1850 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila (at the back of PWU).

The Love Yourself Hub will serve as a resource center to further increase the levels of awareness and knowledge, counseling and education, wellness, prevention, cure and rehabilitation of the communities it serves, especially the youth and LGBT-MSM in response to sexually transmitted infections (STI and HIV) and other sexuality-related concerns. One of the main key programs is to conduct HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) with the able support of the Research Institute for Topical Medicine (RITM).

Over a period of one year, The Love Yourself Project exponentially grew to almost 100 educators and counselors, and over 500 volunteers nationwide from all sectors of society. In line with the first anniversary of the Love Yourself Project, herewith are the activities:

July 8 – (Sunday, 6 PM) Formal opening of the Love Yourself Hub with “How Do I Love Thee,” a fund-raising photo-exhibit by Ian Felix Alquiros featuring photographs of male torsos in black and white. “How Do I Love Thee” will be open to the public from July 9 to August 5, Monday – Sunday. Exhibit hours: 1 - 6 PM. For further details and information, visit or

July 15 -- (Sunday, 6 PM) Film Showing: “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa,” winner of Best Picture, 35th Gawad Urian, starring Rocco Nacino and Paolo Avelino (Best Actor, 35th Gawad Urian); and a short film “Nessun Dorma,” by Ron Genato and Jedd Rommel.

July 21 – (Saturday, 9 PM) “Circle of Love” – The Love Yourself Anniversary party, to be held at BED Manila. Special guest performers include: La Chiquitta – Hongkong’s top drag performer; Hotlegs; Soprano Beverly Salviejo; and Drag-ons.

July 29 – (Sunday, 6 PM) Wellness Demonstration conducted by Bay Leaf Spa on “Massage for Pleasure.”

Aug 5 – (Sunday, 6 PM) Forum: “Top Ten Tips: Succeeding in the Corporate World for People Like Us” conducted by Mr. Corporate Closet.

Dare. Care. Share.

Let’s all aim for a self-loving, happy, healthy, and HIV/STI-free Philippines. For further details and information, visit or follow us on Facebook at and Twitter@LoveYourself_VA

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