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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Do Your Part!

Please print this poster and give it to your freinds who own gay bars, massage parlors, spa. et. Help us, help others!

The Project Red Ribbon also gives FREE condoms and lube for distribution. You may contact Yomi at 0926-697-2240



Note: This part of The Project Red Ribbon Awareness & Education Program






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

-Pozziepinoy-



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Email 522: Penile Discharge


Hi. Good evening.

You can call me john. 21 years old. I am a bit sexually active, but I frequently practice safe sex using a condom. But honestly, I tried doing bareback less than 10 times. I have never been tested for hiv due to I am afraid for any consequences. 

And today, something happened. There is this yellow green discharge from my penis and when I urinate, there is mild hot feeling on the head of my penis. This is the first time for it to happened. I had bareback yesterday to be honest. I am a top.

I really panicked and I am very nervous right now. I am discreet and no one knows especially my sexual activities. I hope you can help me. I am afraid if my parents would find out.

thanks and hoping for your reply.

My HIV Test Experience

Dear Mr.Pozziepinoy,

I had my hiv-test done yesterday 24March 2014 at RITM Satellite Clinic, I'm the guy from the middle east asking for your assistance with the E-mail story of 454, finally hinarap ko na rin ang FEAR ko...I just came from XXX last 23May, My original plan is to be tested that same day pero I decided to take a rest muna, saka parang natatakot na ako I went to the nearest church kung san ako nag-stay ngayn, I pray hard and ask for forgiveness, asking our Lord God for a miracle kasi alam mo sa sarili mo na may ginawa ka(unprotected sex), na may possibility na ma-infect ka.


Email 521: Having "Symptoms"


good eve po' ask q lng may mga alergy po ako sa balat last year pa ng nov. d po buh kaya sintomas ito ng hiv.? kasi ung frnd q na puti dyan sa manila (wla na ngayon kac nasa canada na) pinatulan nya ako nag suck lng cya sa ari'q' 'ung umuwi ako ng province nilagnat ako at nag pa tingin sa doctor sabi may dengue ako nakuha q daw sa manila kac ung pag travel pa lng nilagnat na ako at yong lagnat ang dahilan bkit ako umuwi ng probinsya' nawala ang dengue kasi bnigyan ako ni doc ng gamot at ngayon po ds year nagkasakit ako parang bukol na may nana sa singit ng legs q d ako nka pasok ng skol almost a wek po'nagpa doc'ako ne resita sa akin antibacterial at topical cream gumaling cya ngayon naman alergy parang pimples na pula at makati pag gabi.... don q na alala ung cnabi ng puti sa akin late q na nalaman HIV patient pala un nag sbi cya akin kac na ospital daw cya sa manila ung time na un don ako natatakot sa nalalaman q sa sinabi ni puti sa akin' as of now d pa ako nagpa hiv test nasa province ako malapit sa akn ang cebu san ako pwedi magpa test maganda sana pag sa manila kac parang privacy at maganda anp serbisyo nila'sa ngayon po d ako mapanatag kasi may alergy pa ako until ngayon gus2 q magpa test'tlaga sana libre po ang tretment ng hiv patient plz po 2longan nyo po ako  studyante pa po ako ngayon may mision pa ako sa pamilya q'sana ma2longan nyo po ako i ned advice po' antayin q po ung respones nyo po salamat ulit


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Life is Beautiful!


I had been meaning to articulate in writing how did my "hiv test experience" go but the emotional surge had been overwhelming such that almost always, I can't seem to find the right words to depict the "highest-rating-primetime-drama" of my life.

To begin with, I have always been informed about anything the tabloids and blogs have to offer. I make sure to read all sorts of social and socio-political issues hovering this planet almost everyday. Hence, I am not totally unaware of HIV. In fact, I had been updated with the soaring statistics the DOH has been publishing every month.

Through the years, I had been hearing and seeing campaigns on HIV testing, which, among others, encourage people to know their "status". Sadly, I didn't have the audacity to do it. More often, I found myself making justifications just not to succumb to what the advocacies were asking us to do. I told myself that I didn't need that for I always practice safe sex; or that condom has always been my best friend, thus I have nothing to be worried about; or my sexual partners were not that numerous for me to get paranoid about my "status".


My HIV Test Experience

Hi Pozziepinoy!

Una sa lahat thank you sa blog na ito at I decided to be tested...

It's almost 9 Months since my last encounter before I decided to get tested. Yes I'm adventurous and sometimes hindi gumagamit ng condom I got STI but then healed with the help of my professional doctor. Sobrang sakit at sobrang mahal ng medicine na nakuha ko sa unprotected sex na minuto lang ung tinagal, then a mount later may experience ulit with different partner. Napansin ko na medyo sakitin ako that time hindi ko alam kung sa  
pagbago-bago ba ng panahon or If I am infected sa 1st or 2nd experience. I am so desperate ang daming what if's sa isip ko at I'm afraid to be tested. I texted the clinic for my appointment but the number is already changed. Sabi ko sa sarili ko gusto ko confidential sana at pupunta nalang ako sa clinic at test na, I visited the clinic almost 2 times wala dun ung medical technologist nila kaya bumalik-balik ako. Nakakahiya kasi maraming tao pero ang inisip ko nalang hindi nga ako nahiya makipag-sex pa test pa kaya, na entertain naman ako at naka pa schedule ng test, nung una takot ako pumunta pero sabi ko sa sarili pano ako mapapanatag pag hindi ako nag pa test. Nag simula kmi sa question and answer ng med tech, medyo nahihiya pa ako sa mga term pero ok lang din naman ung flow ng conversation namin, dami kong natutunan tungkol sa HIV at AIDS. Kinuhaan ako ng dugo pagtapos ng briefing/lecture at maghihintay ako ng 2 weeks para sa result. Ung 2 weeks sa ung ang pinaka mahabang pag-aantay ko sa buong buhay ko puno ng kaba, mga tanong sa isipan ko. Ngaung araw ko kinuha ung result, kinakabahan, natatakot, at hindi ko alam ang gagawin. Pumasok ako sa clinic, konting kwentuhan at payo ni med tech, saka ibinigay skin ung result "non-reactive" sobrang saya ko, ngayon mas lalo na ako mag iingat at magiging healthy pa. Sabi ko sa sarili ko bago mag pa test I want to be a HIV advocate positive man or negative. At I want to be a advocate. Hindi naman natin kasalanan ang mga pangyayari nasa atin nalang kung pano tayo matututo sa mga pangyayari at bumangon ulit sa pagkaka dapa.

Alam mo ba ang status mo? Be Tested na din.

Jacob

My PLHIV Story: HIV Stops With Me!


This is the first time im sharing my story to anyone, there are only two members of my family who knew about my case and sufferings, my aunts from my father side, even my parents are not aware of my case, i had plans to go abroad to seek a better future, i dont know but at the back of my mind there is this thinking that i might be positive of HIV then, until the time of my medical i was still very nervous, the more i became nervous when it took me a day to receive a call from my agency to confirm my tests, it took actually almost two days for them to call me, just to inform me that i have to go back to the diagnostic center for rechecking of HIV test, there i almost lost everything in my mind, i didnt tell anyone whats happening to me, i was just quiet, then i went to clinic for verification i  
was so ashamed to enter the clinic for the second time, because i know there will be speculations about me the moment i sit on that chair, it was still good that the tech who took my sample was very optimistic in saying, "i should not worry because most of their clients turns negative", that helped me a lot, i  still have hope that it will then turn negative,  
he even told me the result will be confidential i will be the one to open the envelope and read it myself, (3 weeks later, year 2012). I got the result i was looking at his desk he has around 3-4 envelops in his shelf, he took the first envelop its already opened I was dismayed, but the most heart breaking news is that i am HIV positive, i went out the clinic  
hearing nothing , i dont even know if i checked the road before passing the next thing i know i was walking like DEAD. until i get the guts to tell to my aunt through messages i  didn't answer her calls. i dont know if can tell it personally to her, honestly i asked jesus why me? many times that night, i was feeling OK i didnt knew this is happening to me, ive been to a lot of churches praying for a miracle that i hope on my next test it will  
turn negative, just for me not to lose hope. I got tested the second time, but the second test still took 3 weeks to release the result, i didnt go to the clinic to get my results i knew then that it is again positive. Since the day I've found out im positive, i promised to myself not to have sex to anyone anymore not until GOD will permit to do so, until when? I don't know only God knows.


Thank You!

Good day sir!

I just want to THANK YOU again dahil po sa inyo, nawala na po worries ko. Pareho po kami NONREACTIVE sa test na partner ko. Thankful po ako nang sobra dahil nakita ko ang site ninyo sa net at madami po kami natutunan ng partner ko.

More power po sa inyo sir and may God bless you always.

marco

Email 520: On Blood Bags for Transfusion


Dear Pozzie,

I need blood transfusions due to Anemia, TB and AIDS. Everytime I go to SLH I always require a minimum of 5 bags sometimes to 12 bags of blood transfused as my hemoglobin level dips really low. Someone has told me that there may be a limit to blood transfusions done. Is this true? I am scared to ask my physician. If it is, then I am done!

Email 519: Follow Up Question on PhilHealth

Hello.

This is in regards to "Email 518: Issue with PhilHealth Documents".  Just to clarify the second option you've given, do you mean I'll just register as a new member directly to PhilHealth without letting them know of my previous contributions? or will I tell them that I'll be converting from being an employed member to an individually paying member?

Thank you so much for your immediate response. I just feel too pressured right now since I'll be back again to my treatment hub for another refill.

God bless.

Dissemination Forum on the Revised ART Guidelines & Global Fund PLHIV Workshop

The Project Red Ribbon was privileged to be invited to join the Dissemination Forum on the Revised ART Guidelines for Support Groups conducted by the National AIDS/STI Prevention and Control Program (NASPCP) of the Department of Health held in Ramada Hotel in Binondo, Manila on March 18, 2014.

In the 3 hour meeting, the revised guidelines were presented by Dr. Rossana Ditangco, the head of the weeklong event and the head of RITM-ARG to different support group which included Pinoy Plus, Cavite Plus, St. Camillus, Take the Test, PAFPI, The Love Yourself and The Project Red Ribbon.






After the Dissemination Forum, the PLHIV support groups were invited for PLHIV Consultation Workshop for Global Fund. The 3 hour workshop was facilitated by UNAIDS to enhance and improve the programs of Global Fund for PLHIV's in the Philippines.













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

-Pozziepinoy-



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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stay Protected!

You can help in lowering down the cases of HIV in the Philippines. Please print this out and give to your friends, classmates, office mates, colleagues, family, etc.

Hand out the flyer and we will do the rest.







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

-Pozziepinoy-



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Email 518: Issue with PhilHealth Documents


Hello, I'm currently under maintenance after being diagnosed positive last January. I'm frustrated right now because RITM Alabang, which is my treatment hub, requires my philhealth documents including my certificate of contribution which should be requested from my company. However, my company won't release it without any medical reason and I don't want them to know what my current condition is. What should I do? Are there  
any option for me? I badly need your immediate response. Thank you.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Condom Distribution in F Club

The Project Red Ribbon (TRR) HIV Awareness and Education partnered with F Club in Quezon City for a regular distribution of FREE condoms and lubricants in the club. This is made possible by TRR's partnership with the National AIDS/STD Prevention and Control Program (NASPCP) of the Department of Health.

TRR HIV Awareness and Education Program will also reach out to different bars, clubs, party gatherings, spa's and massage parlors in Metro Manila and in the big cities of the country. We will be distrubuting FRR condoms and lubricants, post our TRR banners, posters and hand out TRR HIV flyers with our HIV Hotline numbers and website for people to contact us and ask questions pertaining to HIV, HIV awareness, HIV Testing and HIV Treatment.

If you want to partner with TRR's program, please contact our TRR HIV Testing, Awareness & Education Manager, Yomi at 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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Sunday, March 16, 2014

TRR Activities this Week






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

-Pozziepinoy-



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TRR Dance Class & Boot Camp Workout

Yesterday, The Project Red Ribbon's Health & Fitness Program conducted it's Hip Hop Dance Class in RT Studios in QC. This was participated in by PLHIV members, friends and RITM-ARG Staff. After the Dance, a Boot Camp Workout followed focusing on flexibility, circuit training, endurance and core training.

After the event, all the participants were given condoms and lubricants thanks to Dr. Belimac of NASPCP-DOH.

NOTE: The Dance and Boot Camp Classes are donation based only to pay for the venue. All PLHIV's are invited to participate every SATURDAY from 9am to 12nn.

Want to join our next classes? Contact: Yomi: 0926-697-2240

TRR DANCE CLASS










TRR BOOT CAMP WORKOUT









CONDOM & LUBE DISTRIBUTION TO TRR
MEMBERS













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

-Pozziepinoy-



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