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

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thank You!


Hi Pozzie, (sorry i don't know what to call you :( )

I got my first test today. I'm reactive and will have to wait two weeks to get a confirmatory result. Thank you. You and your blog is the only thing that persuaded me and given me courage to confirm my status.

I'm not hoping for a miracle anymore. I know my chances of being negative on the confirmatory is pretty slim. Right now i just need someone who understands what i'm going through. I'm a 27 years old discreet male with no family to lean on or any shoulder to cry on. I feel alone. 

The doctor was supportive. She allowed me time to sink it all in. I cried myself to tears after a while. I couldn't hide how devastating it felt for me. I'm usually good at hiding what i feel. This news defeated my emotional defenses in minutes. 

Again, thank you. I still don't know how to live my life from this day on. I hope i can talk to you in person, i really need someone to tell me everything is going to be okay because no matter how hard i try to say it to myself, it doesn't sink in.

I live in Marikina, my Name is XXX. 


Philippine HIV & AIDS Registry: January 2014 Report

The Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry of the Department of Health- National Epidemiology Center (DOH-NEC) just released its January 2014 Report.

In the report, there are 448 new HIV cases for the month of January 2014. 97% of the cases were male, and 99% of the cases reported had sexual contact as the primary mode of transmission. 

Males having sex with males (MSM) comprised 85% of the cases and 87% were still asymptomatic during the tie of the report.

The top three regions with the highest incidence were: NCR with 90%, Region IV with 16% and Region III with 9%.

From 1984-2014, there were 16,964 HIV cases reported in the Philippines, with 1,563 AIDS cases and 938 deaths.

For the complete report, click the figures below:

(Source: National Epidemiology Center, Department of Health)



 









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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Blue Ball Party 2014: Party for a Cause!

Please join the
BLUEBALL 
Party
on
February 28, 2014
at 10pm


Part of the Proceeds will go to
The Project Red Ribbon's
Love Fund!

Buy your tickets now!!!
Party and help our 
fellow
PLHIV's












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TRR March 2014 Activities

ADVISORY


The Project Red Ribbon 
Care Management Program
wishes to announce it's
March 2014 Activities



February 28 (Friday): 
Blue Ball Party 2014, Metrowalk Tent

March 2 (Sunday): 
Support Group Talk

March 8: (Saturday) 
Yoga Workshop & Class

March 8: (Saturday) 
P Club Gathering

March 9 (Sunday): 
Support Group Talk

March 15: (Saturday) TRR Health & Fitness: 
Bootcamp, Badminton & Track Jogging

March: 20 (Thursday):
 TRR Outreach Program

March 22 (Saturday): 
Yoga Workshop & Class / P Club


March 29 (Saturday): 
TRR Month End Group Party



Want to Join the TRR Activities?
Call Our Hotline Numbers:

0926-697-2240
0917-899-0473
0906-389-2402








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Email 504: TRR Support Group

Hi pozzie. 

I'm jayson 23 and was just diagnosed with HIV yesterday, would just like to ask how can I connect to your support groups because I am clueless of my situation at the moment, and I feel I need as much people as possible who understand me. I was literally crying when I read your journal, I hope I'll be as empowered as you are and in return be a source of encouragement as well to others. Please continue your good work. Thank you and hoping for your reply. :)

JAYSON

Email 505: "Immunocompromised" and Life Expectancy

Hi, Pozziepinoy!

Just want to ask something. If a poz started his ARV's above CD4 of 300, never had any infectious diseases, is complete with his vaccinations, no hepatitis, regularly exercises, no vices, eats right, gets enough sleep and now has undetectable virus load and a CD4 of 700+, can he still be considered immunocompromised? And regarding the life expectancy of a Filipino poz under treatment, do you have any info about this? What's the age of the longest living Filipino poz so far?

Positively Positve,
Squidmarked

Email 504: Husbands Questions

Hi Pozzie,

I don't know how to start this story. But i really want to know me & my wife HIV status.

Last January 18, 2013 while we are having our vacation in the Philippines. i have an unprotected sex with someone i only met in a bar (While my wife is in their province). After our vacation we came back here in the middle east where both me and my wife work.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

FREE HIV Test in Bacolod City

ADVISORY


Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital
HACT Office, 2nd Floor
Lacson St., Bacolod City

Clinic Hours:
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm 

Contact Person: Albert 'ozzy' Acson  (Site Implementation Officer)
09295505588

Carlos Montecarlo 09287313142/09179323122

When you go there, please
tell them that Pozziepinoy referred you.








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Email 503: On HIV Treatment

Dear friendly writer,

I hope that you are having a fun and happy day while,you are reading my note.

I was, just diagnosed with HIV a week ago and it is really sad and I can't explain how to deal with this, but I have read your blog and I am enlighten and felt that am not alone. I want to have medication just as like as what your medication process and be a volunteer for your HIV group.

Please le me know if where I can have or buy medicine for HIV treatment. 

I am looking forward for your response and hope to be in the group soon.


Thanks
Joseph

Email 502: "I Think I'm Positive!"

Hi Pozzie,

Good evening.

I'll get into the point, I guess I am HIV POSITIVE. I read all the symptoms and I think I have it with me. My weight is decreasing and that scares me big time. Can you help me please... I am so afraid whom to talk to and ashamed at the same time. I came across your blog and was overwhelmed because its very informative and struck me straight.

Hope that you'll help me with this. I have a sore throat now :(. I haven't been to the doctor yet coz of the stigma :(.

Sincerely,

Bhong


Email 501: Penile Issues

hello doctor, im a filipino work here in uae, i go directly to my intention of sending message to you..i had sex outside girl here without condom last november 2013, two weeks after i did my laboratory test blood/urine, then i go to other clinic for HIV 1/2, TPHA, herpes 1/2,HBsag., all result was negative..but till now i observed my penis was redness, itching, thin skin of some parts, sometimes i feel sharp pain in penis head, i already go to the doctors here, they give injected me penicillin G 3MIU, doxcyclin capsule, canesten,  
daktacort,resolve plus 1.0 but till now i observed my organ still in bad condition.. im worried about my self..please help me what to do..thanks god bless

Email 500: My Experience and Fears of Having HIV


Hi  Jay nga pala ( not my real name ) di ko alam kung san mag sisimula pero gusto ko lang i share ung kwento ko sa inyo guys sorry din kasi ang gulo ko mag construct ng kwento...Nung first week of February lasing na lasing ako noon tapos habang nakaupo sa gilid ng kalsada may lumapit tapos inaya ako magkape edi sumama naman ako.After nun niyaya nya ako sa may madilim daw eh ako naman sumama na (pag lasing ako madali lang ako yayain pag sex) tapos ayun nag s** na kami.Walang condom tapos in a*** ko sya roughly mga 20 mings din kami nag sex.Di ko man lang kinuha number nya at name nya bale ONS ang nangyari.

Email 499: On CD4 Scheduling


sir can i ask kz the 1st time i have my cd4 is sept 9 the dr advise me to be back after 6 mos but march 9 falls on sunday does it necessarily mean to b back on the exact date?what shall i have to bring in ritm for my 2nd cd4 count. tnx.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

My HIV Story, Two and a Half Years of Living with HIV


It was 2 years and 6 months ago when I got diagnosed with HIV, Stage IV (AIDS). I was bedridden for 10 days and I thought I was going to die. I had bibasal pneumonia (wherein both of my lungs were affected) and I also had pneumocystiis pneumonia (PCP). They were my grave opportunistic infections. My CD4 was only 70 and my initial viral load was 107,000++.

Then I recovered fast. After only 6 months of religiously taking my ARV's, my CD4 shot up to 487, then after only one year, my viral load was already undetectable. I never got any serious infection, only the common cold from time to time. My body is the same as before I got sick. I went back to work and cherished my life with my life partner and legal husband: travelling, enjoying my hobbies, valuing family and friends and enjoying life. 


For 2 years and 6 months, I have been defeating HIV as my viral load is still undetectable.


One Pill, At Last!

I thought this would happen for some more years... well I was wrong.

Despite the dilemma that started happening a few weeks ago, regarding the supply of the lamivudine and tenofovir supply here in the country, something good came out of it. The One Pill cocktail!

Yes, it is true, we have the one pill cocktail of efavirenz, lamivudine and tenofovir now in our hubs in the Philippines.... and still for FREE!


 (Photo Courtesy of The Red Ribbon Care Manager Yomi)


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Please Support our Partner!











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Good News!

ADVISORY



THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
WILL DELIVER ARVS
TO THE HIV/AIDS TREATMENT HUBS
TODAY!

THANK YOU TO ALL 
WHO STAYED POSITIVE AND PRAYED !

NOTE: 
THE NEW
ONE PILL COCKTAIL is 
available for distribution
(EFAV-LAMI-TENOFOVIR)


Approved for posting by
Dr. Rossana Ditangco
Head, RITM-ARG






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2nd Yoga Class of TRR & YFL

The 2nd Yoga & Holistic Health
for PLHIV
is scheduled for 

February 22,2014
2pm, Saturday 

in 
Medical Plaza Ortigas,
San Miguel Avenue, 
Ortigas Center, Pasig


for details and reservations, 
please contact:

Marky: 0906-389-2402





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