Free HIV screening with Love Yourself on November 29

So, let's get serious about our HIV status, why don't we? World AIDS Day is coming up on December 1 and it's always a good time to ask ourselves: what have we done to stop the rise of HIV infections in our immediate circle/vicinity? Because you may not be at risk but, for sure, someone…Read more Free HIV screening with Love Yourself on November 29

PODCAST: Let’s talk about HIV with Wanggo Gallaga (Rappler)

So, last week, I recorded a podcast with Sex and Sensibilities columnist Ana Santos to talk about the HIV epidemic in the country. I went to the Rappler offices one afternoon and spent the next hour and a half just conversing with her while everything was being recorded. Of the hour-long discussion, they ended up…Read more PODCAST: Let’s talk about HIV with Wanggo Gallaga (Rappler)

Breaking Barriers

Yesterday, I attended a press conference hosted by Philippine Legislator's Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) and the UNAIDS Philippines to Break Barriers and End the Trend. It was meant to continue this dialogue with the press to maintain the consistency of their reporting of the serious issue the country has with HIV and AIDS…Read more Breaking Barriers

World AIDS Day 2014 (six years and counting)

This is my sixth World AIDS Day since I discovered my HIV status. It was on this day, for Niccolo Cosme's HIV awareness exhibit, six years ago, that I went on television and admitted to my condition. Six years and counting. I'm still alive and I'm stronger than ever. This year, Niccolo Cosme continues what…Read more World AIDS Day 2014 (six years and counting)

what I’ll be doing for World AIDS Day 2014

"So, this is the time of the year when I become relevant again," is a joke I always make as I get calls and e-mails and SMS messages asking for my availability around December 1 for World AIDS Day. This year, I was inviting by the US Embassy in the Philippines to speak at their…Read more what I’ll be doing for World AIDS Day 2014

Let’s Talk About Sex (YoungStar article, July 5, 2013)

** I was rummaging through my things and found a newspaper dated July 5 and I was wondering why I had kept the newspaper until I looked through the pages and saw an article I had written. It was an article I wrote for YoungStar on safe sex that I was asked to write. I…Read more Let’s Talk About Sex (YoungStar article, July 5, 2013)