The official site of The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation, Inc. (TRR).

  • TRR LOVE FUND

    TRR Love Fund is the arm of the foundation which provides medical assistance to the financially challenged PLHIV.

  • Care assistance for HIV Test

    The Care Assistant Program involves assistance to HIV testing and HIV and AIDS Treatment hubs in the Philippines. Our volunteers schedule the client to the clinic or hub, assist with the procedure in the clinic or hub and conduct peer counseling

  • HOTLINE ASSISTANCE

    With the TRR Hotline Numbers, our volunteers answer concerns and inquiries about HIV and AIDS, do counselling, refers clients to nearest HIV Testing facility, HIV and AIDS Treatment Hub and government and NGO organizations for support

  • PEER COUNSELING

    The foundation volunteers conduct one-on-one counseling either on the phone or in person. They also conduct group counseling

  • SUPPORT GROUP TALK

    The support group talk (SGT) is a program that involves giving HIV lectures by guest speakers, discuss topics about HIV, care, treatment and support, discussion issues related to HIV

  • OUTREACH PROGRAM

    The foundation's outreach program is geared towards providing support to our fellow PLHIV's in the HIV and AIDS Treatment Hubs. Volunteers hand out of donations of medicines and special gifts to PLHIV, give inspirational talks by invited guests to a group of PLHIV, bonding over snacks or meal, visit the sick who are confined in the hospital

  • Referral System

    As part of treatment, the foundation's referral program involves our volunteers referring clients to specialized doctors who are HIV friendly. The foundation has it's own list of specialty doctors of low cost for the indigent PLHIV.

  • Online Support Group

    The foundation has a private Online Support Group in facebook. This group of advocates, supporters, counselors, health Workers and PLHIV

  • Home Health

    Aside from client counselling, the foundation volunteers also do family counselling and home visitation for awareness and continuance of care.

  • Health Fitness

    The foundation believes in holistic approach to treatment and care, thus inclusion of these programs: yoga, dance, swimming, jogging and running, boot camp workouts

  • EVENTS

    As part of awareness and education program, the foundation organizes its own national events to coincide with the international AIDS events: World AIDS Day and International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Saturday, November 30, 2013

December 1 is World AIDS Day


Come and Support
The Red Ribbon
WORLD AIDS DAY
December 1, 2013
UP Sunken Garden Grandstand
at 4pm


Hear our voices.
Honor those who we have lost.
Commit to the Advocacy.

It is time to join hands.



"WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.
NO PLHIV is alone with his or her struggle with HIV!"

-Pozziepinoy-



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Friday, November 29, 2013

Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry: October 2013

The Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry of the Department of Health National Epidemiology Center (DOH-NEC) has just released its October 2013 Report.

Based on the registry, there were 491 new cases of individuals with HIV. This was 64 cases higher than last months 427 reported cases.  94% of the cases were men, with 86% of the total coming from the males having sex with males group. 8% of the total cases where symptomatic. The bulk of the cases came from NCR (41%), Region IVA (19%) and Region VII (14%).

For the full report please refer to the actual report below:

(Source: DOH-NEC, HIV & AIDS Registry, October 2013)















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The Love Fund: November 2013 Report


Here is the list of the beneficiaries of The Love Fund for November 2013:

1. Erick : fundoscopy 
2. r13mqh: new patient orange card and transportation fees
3. Jake: transpo, medicine, lumbar tap and daily expenses
4.  Marcus: transportation
5.r10 vtc asthmatic patien: inhaler maintenance
6.  r13maa2: confined in PGH, assisted with his medical expenses
7.r13faa: CT Scan
8. prince: Bicol transportation fare

For Contrimoxazole (30 tablets each)


To all our donors, THANK YOU so much. You are helping a lot of our indigent PLHIV's who need medical attention.

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

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

World AIDS Day 2013



ADVISORY

PLEASE JOIN & SUPPORT 
THE RED RIBBON
WORLD AIDS DAY 2013

UP SUNKEN GARDEN GRANDSTAND
DECEMBER 1, 2013
4PM TO 8PM







"WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.
NO PLHIV is alone with his or her struggle with HIV!"

-Pozziepinoy-



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Email 405: How to Boost My Immune System?

Good Day!

Im G, 23 from Davao City. I found out that i am HIV positive when i was confined in one of the Hospitals abroad. I was working in a ship when i got severely sick and no one could tell what/how did i get such a terrible illness since i look so healthy.

When the doctor told me about the news, i was like, oh my God. How did it happen? And everything else i was imagining of pursuing / achieving shut down. I dont know what to do. I dont know how to tell my parents about this. I am running out of options when i am thinking that i have this. 

Email 404: On STD Tests in RITM Satellite Clinic

Ask ko lang po kung libre din po ba magpa sti/std test sa satellite clinic ng ritm sa malate? Kung free po. Pwede po ba malaman yung address o specific landmark nya? Salamat po.

malatebi 

Email 403: Questions on Side Effects

Hi Pozziepinoy,

First let me give my wholehearted thanks to this blog which helps me a lot in knowing what steps should I make since I was diagnosed positive of HIV. I was located in Qatar by the time that I discovered that I have the said condition but the result there was not clear yet so I went back to the Philippines and had my HIV test here. Then I confirmed that I was indeed one of the Pozzies.

Email 402: Help Me

Hi pozzie , I'm R and  I just wanted to share and ask some advices

I'm 17 years old and I'm bisexual , last jan 2013 I had sex with my girlfriend unprotected and after three months I'm just totally fine  And after more months we break up ,.. So after it I use a Gay dating application  and  I just totally didn't chat anyone but there's so many people keep on messaging on me and wanted to meet me and until one day I fall inlove in a Japanese person and we meet and date  and do the thing at hotel  With unprotected sex  his healthy and I too (last May ) and it was happen again (June ) and happened again (October )    ...before  of this things I have oral sex with other people but I think that there no possible thing can I get Hiv on oral so I'm focusing on  intercors , And this past  
few weeks I'm having  Some Hiv symptoMs like (Dry Caugh,Runny Nose, Joint Pain , head aches ,diarrhea ) and I readed other post and blogs and I'm getting paranoid. Now since I got these sick ...  Could have Hiv or  maybe it's because of the change of climate here ?  But last year I didn't get sick ... So I just want some advice I'm so sorry if I bother you  I'm just getting paranoid and freaky if I'm going to have it I'm going to die because of my wrong unprotected sex  .....  

Thank you pozzie I hope you can help me

Monday, November 25, 2013

TRR Support Group Talk Report





The Red Ribbon's Support Group Talk was such a success yesterday, November 24, 2013 at RITM Satellite Clinic in Malate.  Twenty two (22) participants attended the Talk which started at 2pm.

The Talk started with a short introduction of the participants. This was followed by an inspirational talk by Raoul about his HIV journey, how he coped up with the disease and his treatment process. A Q&A part followed. Questions about ARV adherence, coping up with the ARV side effects, goals of HIV Treatment, supplementations, importance of pill boxes, etc where addressed. The Care Management Program of The Red Ribbon was then presented by the Managers of The Red Ribbon. The Talk ended with the late afternoon snacks brought in by the participants.

To all the participants. thank you so much for coming and we do hope that it has been an exciting and empowering session.

See you guys again on our next Support Group Talk!








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

-Pozziepinoy-



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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Email 401: Worried and Can't Sleep

Hello pozzie

May gumugulo lang po sa icp q, i was sexually active since2011 and 2012 and it was unprotected then i broke up my partner just recently october i have new partner and  were planning to have a baby.i was just worry kc after 2weeks we had sex there was like pimple apper on my private part itchy and has a fluid insid sort of blister. by the way im a woman is free test for hiv? how about herpes test?does the testing center offer other std test and  
how much ?thaks,pls im worry cant sleep.

cancer28

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Email 400; When is the BEST Time?

hi pozzie, ako nga pala si red bisexual male. nakipag sex ako sa kapwa lalaki nung september 2013, tpos ngaung november 2013.  kailan ako pwedeng mag pa hiv test yung mas accurate sana para hindi nako babalik for another confirmatory test. 

maraming salamat.

TRANSLATION

Hi Pozzie. I am Red, a bisexual male. I had sex with another guy last September 2013 then again this November 2013. When can I take the HIV test that will be accurate so that I don't have to come back for another confirmatory test?

Thank you.

Email 399: Have Protected Sex!


Good day pozzie. 

Searched your blog on google lang po. Got screened last month and unfortunately it was reactive. I am still waiting for my confirmatory test.. 

Last monday, my partner got tested also pero non reactive xa. Constant naman yung unprotective sex namen. Does this mean I have still the chance of becoming negative or nasa window period pa rin yung partner ko? Thanks. 

Email 398: Weight Loss and Side Effects of ARV's

Dear Pozziepinoy,

Hope you are always well and kudos always for the blog.

As you know I'm already on ARV's for 2 months (lami/zido and efavirenz), my doctor said i should not diet, i should eat a lot of meat, vegetables and carbs (rice). This maybe because my CD4 at that time i started my ARV is 155, so i need all the nutrients and my past CBC is kind of low and further going down. However, I'm gaining weight, so the doctor advised me to start exercising, I stand 5'8, before i started my ARV i was 160lbs with a bit of muscles as i gym and play a lot of badminton,  2 months after I gained 10lbs, slowly losing my muscles and getting bigger in the mid-section area. I saw on the blog that you are muscular ( congratulations and that is very impressive!!!) my questions are:

1. How can I lose weight without sacrificing the nutrients i need, my diet is a cup of rice every meal, either meat or fish with vegetables. I take centrum, an additional folic acid and vitamin B. Can I cut on the rice? But my hemoglobin, RBC, and WBC is low. Or what is the best alternative for rice? What diet would you recommend?

Friday, November 22, 2013

TRR Support Group Talk November 2013



Want to be part of a
GROUP?

Want to listen to 
STORIES?

Want us to ask your
QUESTIONS?

JOIN 
THE RED RIBBON
SUPPORT GROUP TALK

TRR Support Group Talk provides a venue for participants to voice out their thoughts and feelings, give encouragement to others, talk about medical management and breakthroughs, concerns and suggestions. This is a monthly group gathering where there Managers share The Red Ribbon's activities, goals accomplishments, future events and mission.

If you want to join please text or call:

Marky: 0916-346-2538
Gerald: 0917-899-0473
Yomi: 0926-697-2240




"WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.
NO PLHIV is alone with his or her struggle with HIV!"

-Pozziepinoy-



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Have a Screening!


Hi pozzie, I just want to tell you my appreciation for your effort in disseminating information through his blog of yours. It gives hope & awareness & empowering fellas to take control of their lives. Here is my story, I am married & have son. Not long ago I had a one night stand with a lady working in a BPO company (I'm not promiscuous, just so happen my wife is in abroad back then & I allowed myself to be drawn by the carnal yearning of my body) I have no potection & we did it thrice. After a few weeks I had the worst tonsillitis I ever had in my life. It lasted for two weeks along with that is LBM, myalga, head & joint aches. That was 2011 & to make it worse my wife found out & every night she was crying on top of my chest while I am soundly asleep (2012). Because of this blog I became aware & thought that I might have HIV because of the 2011 incident & said to myself better have screening just to be sure since HIV has a latency period (2013). Fortunately I am negative & I consider this my 2nd life. I can't sleep for a month because of this. 


Thursday, November 21, 2013

TRR World AIDS Day Event



The Red Ribbon in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Student Council (UPSC) will be holding it's first World AIDS Day (WAD) event in the UP Sunken Garden and Grandstand on December 1, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm. The event will highlight inspirational talks, commitment pledge and commemoration ceremonies. The event will be graced by different support groups, company representatives, prominent PLHIV's, HIV counsellors, advocates, and guest personalities.

Everybody's invited to join

For inquiries, please contact our TRR Managers

Marky: 0916-346-2538
Gerald: 0917-899-0473
Yomi: 0926-697-2240





"WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.
NO PLHIV is alone with his or her struggle with HIV!"

-Pozziepinoy-



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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Email 397: About the HIV Test Result

Hi evryone. My tanung lg po ako.. My nangyari po ba na after mag pa test for hiv in 4weeks naging posi after 3month? Salamat po.

TRANSLATION

Hi everyone. I have a question. Was there an instance where after taking the HIV test at 4 weeks, then turned HIV positive at 3 months?

Thank you.