Durex donates PPEs to PH’s major HIV-advocacy groups

The Red Whistle President Benedict Bernabe receives donations from Durex.

In its continuous and consistent efforts to help spread HIV awareness even during the lockdown period, Durex has donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) to various local HIV-advocate groups.

The brand, which is known for its advocacy on HIV awareness and health safety, handed over a total of 1,000 units of face masks, 1,000 face shields, and 7,000 boxes of Durex Condoms to each of three groups—LoveYourself, The Red Whistle, and the PLHIV Response Center. The donations are aimed at helping boost the groups’ initiatives to combat HIV/AIDS amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Durex is also supporting the promotion of health safety.

Representatives from the PLHIV Response Center receive the donations.

Durex launched the Protection and Preparedness Education campaign in September, as it aimed to further increase awareness on the importance of using PPEs as well as condoms to curb the pandemic and HIV epidemic in the country. The company has been reminding Filipinos that HIV is still a growing health crisis even amid the Covid-19 pandemic and that it remains deserving of everyone’s utmost attention.

LoveYourself is one of the NGO partners of Durex for its ongoing HIV awareness and health safety campaign.

The brand’s Protection and Preparedness Education campaign seeks to educate more Filipinos on health safety and on the importance of practicing safe sex even during the quarantine. It has been rolling out series of fun and informational videos featuring Philippine radio’s mainstream DJs from Magic 89.9’s Boys Night Out and other local personalities.

The videos, which can be streamed on Durex’s FB and YouTube pages, also tackle the best PPEs and tips on how to stay safe and protected “both up there and down there during this difficult time.”

The Red Whistle distributed the donated items to its partner local government unit, the City of Taguig, as part of its World AIDS Day activities.

According to public data, there are about 435,413 total reported cases of Covid-19 and about 81,000 total reported cases of HIV in the country.