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Are you positive? Lani Cayetano urges residents to get tested for HIV

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Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano has urged residents to get tested for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in a bid to break the stigma about it and AIDS.

Cayetano made the call on December 1 during the celebration of World AIDS Day at a mall in Taguig.

Shoppers were invited to get tested for HIV and attend seminars about early detection of the virus.

A street parade was also held where supporters dressed up as heroes of those afflicted with HIV.

Joining Cayetano at the event were Regional Director, Center for Health Development-Metro Manila (CHD-MM) Dr. Corazon Flores, Assistant Regional Director, Center for Health Development-Metro Manila (CHD-MM) Dr. Ma. Paz Corrales, Department of Health-NCR Cluster Head for Infectious Diseases Prevention & Control Cluster Dr. Stanley Roy Carrascal, Program Manager, DOH National Center for Disease Prevention and Control Dr. Jose Gerard Belimac, City Health Office officer-in-charge Dr. Norena Osano, Social Hygiene Clinic Medical Coordinator Dra. Diwata R. Arriola, UNAIDS Country Director Dr. Louie Ocampo, Mutya ng Pilipinas International Ms. Aya Fernandez and Ms. Angel Jones.