My name is Dr. Mauro Allan Padua Amparado. I am a registered nurse and have been in the HIV/AIDS Advocacy since 2013. The Philippines is one of the Asian countries with the most number of HIV/AIDS cases. In 2017, we have a total of 68,000 HIV/AIDS cases (for all ages), 760 Deaths due to AIDS in 2017, and 12,000 new cases of HIV cases for 2017.
One of our challenges in this advocacy is the stigma and discrimination which Persons living with HIV/AIDS are facing in the country right now. Most of them are losing jobs and financial assistance for these individuals are essential to cover for food, clothing, hospitalization and HIV/AIDS-related treatment.
Every year, we campaign for HIV/AIDS Awareness, Acceptance and a change for people's Attitude through a Fun Run held on December in celebration of the World AIDS Day. We encourage people to join in the fun run and support the events and activities organized by AIDvocates
As a member of this association, I campaign in schools and universities to join in the advocacy and help our patients in Cebu, Philippines.
This year, we shall continue to support the efforts of the association and bring hope to people living with HIV/AIDS.
You too can help! Join us and help transform the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. They are positive with HIV/AIDS, but we can make their situations positive, their way of thinking positive, and their lives positive!
Join us in this advocacy!