Dr. Gilbert Yang is a dermatovenereologist who specializes in sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. He won the Dangal ng Bayan award of the Civil Service Commission in 1995 for his works in leprosy and infectious diseases. As a prominent member of different medical societies, Dr. Yang has come up with an STI/HIV-AIDS modular training program to train doctors in this field. He also authored locally produced biology textbooks that talk about STI and HIV-AIDS. He has served as the only Filipino lecturer in Thailand's STI Diploma Course to train doctors in STI and HIV-AIDS.

Dr. Gilbert is one of this year's Ripplers, 20 individuals nominated for their remarkable contributions and impact to eradicate HIV and AIDS epidemic in the Philippines and Asia.

Join in honoring Dr. Gilbert and the rest of the Ripplers at the Love Gala on December 1. Purchase tickets now and celebrate World AIDS Day in a night of style and solidarity at the BGC Arts Center, with a red carpet welcome, celebrity performances, fashion show by top designers, and an exciting after party.

Attendees will also be part of a historic moment when the Love Gala  unveils the 10 winners of the first-ever Ripple Awards, chosen from the top 20 Ripplers after a careful screening process by judges that include top officials from UNAIDS and World Health Organization.

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