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INCOGNITO is the only free, quick, and confidential (NO NAMES!) HIV test in the country today.

Free – wala pong bayad

Quick – 15 minutes after a pin-prick, you get to know your results

Confidential – no need to fill-out forms with your name

November 27, 2016, Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Victoria Court Malate

To get reminders/details, pre-register your contact details here go.loveyourself.ph/incognito

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1. Be Anonymous: Upon your arrival at Victoria Court Malate, you will get a number and unique identifier code.
2. Take the Test: you will undergo a rapid screening with blood extracted by a simple prick on your finger using disposable one-time-use sanitary needles.
3. Have the Results: while waiting for the results, your counsellor will discuss with you safer sex practices to lower your risk of HIV infection and your results. It only takes 15 minutes to know the results after blood extraction.

The Department of Health–Philippine National AIDS Council and TLF SHARE Collective, Inc. are coordinating the 27th AIDS Candlelight Memorial with the theme “Many Lights for Human Rights: Remember, Honor and Act”. It will happen on on Friday, 28 May 2010 at Remedios Circle and Rajah Sulayman Park from 4 P.M. to 9 P.M. The event aims to (1) increase awareness on HIV/AIDS; (2) to foster solidarity and support between and among different communities, NGOs, support groups and other stakeholders in addressing HIV/AIDS issues; (3) to promote respect and uphold the dignity of persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families; (4) to mobilize communities and individuals towards achieving a participatory and meaningful engagement; (5) to remember and honor Filipinos who passed away due to HIV/AIDS and to support those who are affected.

This event shall gather key stakeholders in the HIV and AIDS response–public and private organizations, faith-based groups, health, social welfare, labor, commerce and industry as well as civil society and local communities representing the most at risk and vulnerable populations.

For inquiries, please feel free to contact Mr. Marcy Oculto at (02) 751 7047, (02) 728 8487 or (0908) 230 3783.

Here’s the GMA7 documentary on HIV/AIDS in the Philippines (World View – Think Positive). Interesting.

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louise-hay Recently dubbed “the closest thing to a living saint” by the Australian media, Louise L. Hay is also known as one of the founders of the self-help movement. Her first book, Heal Your Body, was published in 1976, long before it was fashionable to discuss the connection between the mind and body. Revised and expanded in 1988, this best-selling book introduced Louise’s concepts to people in 33 different countries and has been translated into 25 languages throughout the world.

Through Louise’s healing techniques and positive philosophy, millions have learned how to create more of what they want in their lives, including more wellness in their bodies, minds, and spirits. Her own personal philosophy was forged from her tormented upbringing. Her childhood was unstable and impoverished, and her teen years were marked by abuse. Louise ran away from home and ended up in New York City, where she became a model and married a prosperous businessman. Although it appeared that her life had turned around, it was not until the marriage ended 14 years later that her healing really began. [source]

Hay moved to Los Angeles around 1980 and began seeing private clients for spiritual counseling. “I had several gay men in my practice,” Hay told me. “One day, one of them called me up and said, ‘Louise, do you think you could start a group for gay men with AIDS?’ A few men came for dinner one night, and I said: ‘I have no idea what we’re doing, but I know what we’re not going to do. We’re not going to play ‘Ain’t it awful.’ So we talked and did affirmations and ended with a song. The next day, one of them called me and said, ‘Last night was the first time I slept in three weeks.’ The next week we had 90 men, and soon someone gave us a space in a gym in West Hollywood. For two years we met, but we outgrew the gymnasium in a month and a half.” The city of West Hollywood gave the Hay Rides, as they were soon known, a bigger space. “Soon we had 850 people every Wednesday night. We had mothers who came, and whenever a mother came we gave them a standing ovation, because so many mothers weren’t speaking to their sons.” Her eyes teared up noticeably. “The fathers almost never came — they couldn’t forgive.” Hay often presided at the men’s funerals. “Who else was going to do it?” she asked me. “Religions wouldn’t touch them.” [Source]

Louise is a truly remarkable woman. Listen to her here, a snippet from a recording of her powerful affirmations. In this particular snippet she talks about accepting and embracing our sexuality, being at peace with it. Go, listen (4 minutes only).

Download the MP3 here (right click and save) 1.8 MB

world_peace_award2008 I read the following article by Cholo Hidalgo Laurel at Brian Gorrell‘s blog, and I was deeply struck. In the early part of his article he says, “Twelve years of tiptoeing around people’s egos, witnessing the most evil power plays known to man, often compromising standards and never really feeling creatively fulfilled was just eating my soul up. Ergo, This happy man was not a very contented man. This man wanted to start doing things that meant something.” As I read through it, I felt so drawn to his passion to live a relevant, significant life, something much larger than himself. I so admire this kind of courage and high-mindedness.

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If there’s one thing this past week that made me stop and think, ponder and reflect, it was Charlie’s letter.

I’m Charlie, turning 27 in a couple of months. I’d like to share my story with your readers… I found out about my condition (…) last year. I’m HIV positive.

His was the third I received this August, talking about being HIV-positive. His letter simply rendered me without anything to say, at least temporarily. I didn’t know how to react. It was overwhelming. I thought, if I fire off sweet, encouraging words, will that really help? Will that really make Charlie feel better about his condition? If I start playing the role of a cold jaundiced preacher, lecturing on lessons learned from Charlie’s experience and perhaps advocate “safe sex” till the cows come home, will it really make a difference? I don’t know.

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Hi Migs,

I’m Charlie, turning 27 in a couple of months. I’ve been visiting your site regularly to read on stuffs that I could relate to. I’m also fond of writing, more so when I’m having mood swings. I’d like to share my story with your readers not to gain sympathy or for people to pity me but to have someone I can openly have a conversation with. I found out about my condition when I underwent a routine medical checkup in Singapore for a possible employment last year.

I’m HIV positive.

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Do you like straight men? Have you at any point in your life been attracted and actually “chased” a straight man? Here’s an exciting story from one of our regular MGG readers. Read on, get titillated, and join in the comments festival! (Kembot!)

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Hi Migs,

Let me start off by saying that I am an avid reader of your blog. Love the photos of men, the articles, the letters and most especially the comments that people give! Ang saya saya ng comments ng mga utaw at very lively ito (kung paminsan, eh ang mga commenters ang mismo nag-ookrayan). Gusto ko sanang i-share sa iyo ang aking istorya at sigurado ako na maraming bading ang makaka-relate. I have always been an active guy. Mahilig ako sa outdoors, sports activities, adventures at all-around good-natured trippings but I have a guilty pleasure. I go after straight men. Ika nga ng mga ka-tropa ko eto ang “market” ko. Mind you, I don’t go exclusively after straight men. I’ve had very long-term and rewarding relationships with other gay men, pero getting straight men is the spice in my life.

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Consider this the General Patronage (GP) version of the famous Kuwentong Kalibugan site… here are some interesting blogs/posts I’ve read recently. Read it from your Pinoy gay bloggers, shining glitters in the Pinoy blogosphere — one funny, the other crazy, and another, heartwrenching:

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BUTCH (by Jun Lana of Kuwan)

… ‘Should I butch it up to get a man?’ Many years ago, may kakilala akong filmmaker na may na-meet na Australyano sa chat. In fairnez, kamukha ni Brad Pitt yung Australyano. At rica peralejo (read: rich, ate). Para mabingwit ang Australyano, nagpanggap na straightacting ang kakilala ko… [full post here]

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PERST LAB, NEVER DIES? (By Agent Boytoy of Ang mga Karanasan ng isang Boytoy)

Medyo natigil ang kakatihan ko nang nag-date kami ni Nemo. Ewan ko kung anung panggagayuma niya saken pero unti-unti ko na siyang nagugustuhan. At syempre dahel may angking kalibugan ako, may nangyare saming perst date. Hahahaha. At sa second date. At sa third date. And so on. Basta madalas… Ewan ko ba, pero siya ang lage nag-aaya. Hahahaha. Ako naman, si GO! Go lang ng GO! Go for the Gold! Ahhhhh. Hahahahaha! [full post here]

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MY NEW BIRTHDAY (by PinoyHIV+ of Confessions of A Pinoy HIV plus)

It was officially last November 01, 2007 when I heard the news that I am HIV+. Iba ang feeling. Di ko maexplain. Hindi ako naiyak, hindi ako natuwa, parang numb ang buong katawan ko. I was just listening to the doctor telling me about the test. Both of the two tests came out positive or reactive. There were two tests palagi, the first is the ELISA, and if positive ka sa ELISA, they will do the Western Blot and if both are positive, you are officially declared to be HIV+. [full post here]

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By the way, congratulation to all Pinoy gay bloggers — we’ve reached more than 100 listed blogs at PinoyGayBlogs.com. Weeeee!

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PinoyCentric and Manila Gay Guy, with the help of Gibbs Cadiz, are inviting 20 bloggers to “Theater Talk Atbp,” with multi-awarded writer-director Floy Quintos. This informal, animated, and interactive chikahan session on theater appreciation will be on October 27, Saturday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the PLDT/Smart Exhibition Hall of the PETA Theater Center on 5 Sunnyside Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.

This is a rare opportunity for bloggers to learn from someone who has had extensive experience in theater, television, show business, and the arts.

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