Miss Universe-Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray takes HIV test
May 26, 2018 - miss universe
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 26) — Miss Universe-Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray took her initial exam for tellurian immunodeficiency pathogen (HIV) on Saturday, in a bid to foster recognition on testing.
“It’s something we am unequivocally ardent about given a few years back, we did have a crony who upheld divided from HIV,” Gray common with CNN Philippines. “So that’s what unequivocally pulled me to a cause.”
In holding a exam of LoveYourself Inc. — a organisation dedicated to assisting a girl and a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender village — a beauty black pronounced she did not feel frightened during all.
“It’s not a large deal, it’s only holding a step looking after yourself,” she added.
After her possess HIV test, Gray spent a whole day volunteering during a center. Like Gray, other volunteers during a “This is me: Brave and Free” contrast day mislaid a desired one given of a virus.
“I have friends before kasi na nagkaroon ng HIV [who had HIV], some of them have napatay na [passed away]. Doon nag-start ang job and ang advocacy [That is how a job and a advocacy started] for assisting out patients and clients,” pronounced Jay Soliman, one of a 900 volunteers of LoveYourself.
Soliman has been conversing persons vital with HIV and AIDS for some-more than dual years. He pronounced what killed his friends was not only a pathogen or a disease, though also a stigma. This fear stopped them from seeking medical help.
On Instagram, Gray also urged netizens to join a giveaway and trusted HIV testing.
Supporting Gray and a HIV means was no reduction than Philippines’ third Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach who commented, “This is amazing!”
Wurtzbach has been a country’s biggest envoy of HIV recognition given she was crowned Miss Universe in 2015, fasten several activities of LoveYourself and other institutions to foster a cause.
Hey dauntless hearts! I’m here during Love Yourself @loveyourself.ph Anglo Branch, Mandaluyong currently for a This Is Me: Brave and Free mass HIV contrast today. It’s FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. Come contend Hi!
A post common by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on May 25, 2018 during 10:12pm PDT
Department of Health (DOH) annals showed 912 persons tested certain for HIV in Mar alone, and about 94 percent of that are men.
The DOH annals also showed that 99 percent of a newly diagnosed people got a pathogen by passionate contact, in that 86 percent were among group who have sex with men. In other cases, a pathogen was engaged by needle pity among injecting drug users.
The HIV contrast of LoveYourself is giveaway and confidential. Visit their website for schedules nationwide.
CNN Philippines’ multi-platform author Jerald Uy contributed to this story.