Ana san­tos

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Contributors -

wrote “You. Yes, You can Get hiv,” p.105, a prac­ti­cal and fac­tual guide that she hopes will make cosmo read­ers re­al­ize that “hiv is a real is­sue that can af­fect them and those they love. i don’t mean to scare them with the ar­ti­cle, but in­for­ma­tion really is power, and in some cases like hiv, life-saving.” Ana hopes they rec­og­nize them­selves in the myths that ac­tu­ally put them at risk for hiv be­cause, “i know i did, as my younger self!”

“reading cosmo in my 20s was like see­ing ev­ery­thing my girl­friends and i whis­pered about an­swered in print. the in­ter­na­tional edi­tions of cosmo just couldn’t cap­ture what life and so­ci­ety were like for a pinay liv­ing in the philip­pines. cosmo philip­pines em­bold­ened the pinay and en­abled us to have the con­ver­sa­tions we’re hav­ing now about sex and re­la­tion­ships.”

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