Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Self Empowerment Training: August 2014


RITM-ARG will be having 
it's 2 Day 
Self Empowerment Trainings (SET)
for the entire month of August 2014

Here are the schedules:

August 2-3
August 9-10
August 16-17
August 23-24

The SET is FREE with 
FREE Hotel Accomodations.

Interested parties may call

Ate Beth at:

NO PLHIV is alone with his or her struggle with HIV!"


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Monday, July 21, 2014

On Baseline Tests


I was diagnosed reactive in ritm malate. I was asked to take baseline test in alabang. But alabang is too far. Question: can i take baseline test somewhere nearer? Do u have options. Thanks!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

TRR Support Group Meetings


Want to attend a
Support Group Meeting?

Want to be guided on 
HIV Management?

Want to Listen to other
People with HIV?

Look no further!

The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Program (TRR) has meetings or Support Group Talks (SGT) on a weekly basis in Metro Manila area (soon in other regions in the Philippines). These meetings empower persons living with HIV (PLHIV) about HIV treatment, about ARV management, on PhilHealth process and concerns, on protocols of HIV and AIDS Treatment Hubs, on support systems, on disclosure and HIV in the workplace, etc. These meetings address concerns by participants during the question and answer part of the meeting. We also invite resource persons to talk about specific topics related to HIV.

The TRR Support Group Talks are divided into 3:

1. SGT for New PLHIV Orientation (SGT-NPO).

This SGT provides a venue for group counselling, with setting up expectations on HIV Management, ARV Adherence and Compliance, Understanding PhilHealth's OHAT Package, Monitoring of Side Effects, etc. This is open to all PLHIV's including support system, that is, families and friends.

2. SGT for Couples 

This SGT provides a venue for couple counselling, setting up expectations, 

3. SGT for Family and Friends

This SGT is made for families and friends of PLHIV to gather around and understand the HIV spectrum and discuss possible ways of strengthening a PLHIV support system.

4. SGT Advanced

In this type of SGT, TRR invites guest speakers and lecturers who will discuss specific HIV related topics. This advanced meeting merges the newly diagnosed PLHIV's who have attended the SGT-NPO and Couples SGT. PLHIV family members and friends, as well as HIv advocates may participate in this meeting.

If you think you would benefit from a support group meeting, please join us. You may contact our TRR Hotline Numbers if you have question or if you want to know the schedules of the group meetings.


NO PLHIV is alone with his or her struggle with HIV!"


Want to be ASSISTED for the HIV TEST?? 
Check this link:

If you have comments or questions, please click this link:

© Copyright. All Rights Reserved by Pozziepinoy 2012


On High SGPT

my problem po ako, regarding po sa labtest ko, kase sobrang taas ng sgpt result ko, taz pinaggtake ako ng essentiale for 1 month, i took it religiously, then pati ARV ko 6am and 6pm sa Lami/Zido/ Nevi. minsan nale-late pero i make sure n nakakainom parin ako within the day. ngaun sumakit n naman tagiliran ko, sabi ko baka ngalay lang sa bus kc nag cocommute ako everyday. pero today i took courage to do again my labs, cbc pc, sgpt, sgot, bun, crea. and the latest result is that my sgpt is too high, and the rest are normal. please give me advice on what to do and how to manage my situation. thank you and god bless


Allegic Reactions?

hi I just want to ask if pag ng allergy po sa cotrimoxazole tas nilagnat po pwede po ba mag take ng paracetamol for fever.. thank you very much..

thank you

My HIV Test Experience: Be Responsible and Get Tested!

Good day Pozziepinoy,

Let me share my whole HIV test experience. It's almost a year and a half  since my last unprotected sex. Hindi ako nag patest ng ganun katagal. Imagine yung anxiety attacks ko every day from that 1 year. Especially when you read thru the internet mga information about HIV lalo na mga signs and symptoms. Hindi mo mapipigilan iassociate yun sa mga nangyayari sayo. Nag ka fever ako last year almost 3 days sya tapos ma swollen lymph nodes at rashes sabi ko ay eto na to. Nag pacheck uo ako tapos acute viral infection lang daw. Pero HIV is a viral infection so grabe yung anxiety ko nun, na depress ako. Dumating sa mga araw na wala akong ganang kumain. Lumipas ang isag taon at nagkasakit na naman ako. Nilagnat na naman ako, sabi ko ulit sa sarili ko, kailangan gawan ko ng paraan to.

Friday, July 18, 2014

My PLHIV Story: Late Diagnosis, I Survived! Part 2

Around 9PM when we arrived sa isang malaking public hospital sa Davao.  
Almost 6 hours kaming nag stay sa ER, pahirapan talaga doon and admission process at buti nalang my mga kakilala kami. Due to my condition, sa IM - ICU sana ako ilalagay, but hindi pumayag brother ko baka mahawaan lang kami don. So they decided to have an ICU setting in a private room.

Pagdating sa room, agad-agad kinonekta ang tubo ko sa mechanical ventilator, oxygen port, at tatlong klase ng dextrose. "Sir, suction po tayo ha" ang sabi ng PDN. Nag thumbs up lang ako kasi I cannot speak. Pag suction eh ang sakiiiiit pala. Tila sinuyop ang puso at baga ko. Pinaayos ko rin ang tubo ko kasi mejo makati sa lalamunan at mejo masakit kapag umuubo.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

On Skin Rashes

Hi. It's been 2 years since I was diagnosed to have hiv. Tingin ko nag mamanifest n sya. Kc nagkaron ako ng shigles and allergies. Tom na start ng arv theraphy I hope that mg self heal n ule ang skin ko at bumalik sa dating kinis. Do you know someome who has the same case? And what can you recommend? thank you.


My PLHIV Story: Late Diagnosis, I Survived! Part 1

Maayong Adlaw! (Good day!)  I’m from the southern part of the Philippines,  
23 and here’s my story…


March 2014, I decided to be admitted in nearest hospital due to my on-and-off fever, cough and difficulty in breathing lalo na during night time. Si mama and papa ang watchers ko, tila nag check-in lang kami sa isang hotel. Habang nasa hospital ako, series of diagnostic tests have been conducted. On my 2nd day being admitted, sabi ng attending physician ko my  
spot daw sa upper left lung ko at may pneumonia below. The rest of the tests were OK lang daw. Agad-agad nag pa sputum test ako and it was found out negative. But based on her clinical assessment,  PTB+ daw ako. So isolated kaagad si ako (huhu) and pina inom na niya ako ng 4-n-1 anti-TB med and referred to Pulmonologist. Early morning on the ff day, nagpakilala si Doc Pulmo at ‘di na siya nagpa ligoy-ligoy pa na tinanong ako if I have  
experienced SEX before. And I told him nothing but the truth. Pag alis niya, tumaas na  ang anxiety level ko, emo na ako, hindi na makatulog kasi iniisip ko na baka ito na yon the reaping season of what I’d done way back college days. My idea na kasi ako on what is really HIV because of the symposia I have been attended before.

On Oral Sex and HIV

Hi Pozzie,

Tulungan mo naman ako sa problema ako. Nalaman ko na ang isang friend ko ay nag positive sa HIV. Ito ang buong storya ko . Nuong May 31 2014 una kaming nag sex. Oral sex lang po ang ginawa namin. I blew him (BJ) , pero hindi sya nilabasan sa bibig ko.(Nilabasan lang sya thru masturbation). Sa pangalawang pagkakataon inoral ko uli sya (BJ ko uli) and again di sya nilabasan sa bibig ko. I masturbated him again. Dahil sa anxiety problem ko nung sinabi nya na nag positive sya sa HIV nag pa rapid test po ako noong  July 03, 2014. The result is Non Reactive (Thank GOD). Here are my questions.