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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Self Empowerment Training: August 2014

ADVISORY


RITM-ARG will be having 
it's 2 Day 
Self Empowerment Trainings (SET)
for PLHIV
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:
0917-836-0312






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

-Pozziepinoy-



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Monday, July 21, 2014

On Baseline Tests

Hi.

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!

Cs3

Sunday, July 20, 2014

TRR Support Group Meetings

ADVISORY


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.


0919-642-9286
0977-131-2046
 0917-899-0473
0927-823-0300 
0917-932-3122
0926-697-2240
0916-216-2066






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

-Pozziepinoy-



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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

pozzie2013


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.

Rogelio


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…

PRE-DIAGNOSIS STAGE

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.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

TRR Typhoon Advisory

ADVISORY


PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT
ALL GOVERNMENT HIV AND AIDS
TREATMENT HUBS AND 
HIV TESTING CENTERS
ARE CLOSED TODAY
BECAUSE OF TYPHOON GLENDA.

PLEASE CALL YOUR PRIVATE HUBS AND CLINICS
IF YOU HAVE CONECRNS

IF YOU HAVE ARV ISSUES AND HUB CONCERNS
PLEASE CONTACT THE
TRR HOTLINES

0919-642-9286
0977-131-2046
 0917-899-0473
0917-932-3122
0926-697-2240

0916-216-2066





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

-Pozziepinoy-



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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ADVISORY: RITM-ARG Closed on July 16, 2014

ADVISORY



PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE
RITM-ARG 
IS CLOSED on Wednesday,
JULY 16, 2014


Approved for Posting by:
Dr. Rossana A. Ditangco,
Head, RITM-ARG


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

-Pozziepinoy-



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ADVISORY: SHIP Clinic Closed Tomorrow, July 16, 2014

ADVISORY



PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE
SHIP CLINIC 
IS CLOSED on Wednesday
JULY 16, 2014


MESSAGE SENT BY 
DR. KATE LEYRITANA








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

-Pozziepinoy-



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My PLHIV Story: Hoping to Uplift Others


I have been a possie since september last yr...the first time i known it i dont know what  to do since im working abroad, actually started my new contract then after only a day my boss told me i need to go back to my agency... Then all of a sudden my boss terminated me... 

I dont know what to do then... I was thinking of suicide, pero inisip q i have to go  home for my kids sake... After being tested again in a gov.clinic which all the volunteers are supportive nmn .. I dont loose hope being one of the plhiv....i searched for any info and group that can give me some advice or whatever... I found this site... Reading blogs if i got net...

New TRR Banner!

Help us with the HIV awareness in your offices, companies, shops, schools, canteens, churches, group!

Print out the banner, or distribute as a flyer or just copy and past the link and post it in your facebook, twitter or any online platforms.

Please do your part and let us 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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Check this link:


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Sunday, July 13, 2014

About Baseline Tests?

Hi!

Your blog is quite informative and I thank you for that it's a big help anyway,I was tested HIV reactive during my medical exam last two weeks ago and waiting for the confirmation from DOH. I just have some question regarding the Baseline Testing, first do I need to have an X-ray again, my last X-ray result is normal, last two weeks ago? second is it mandatory to have the PPD and sputum test? 

Thank you!

Ron

Will My CD4 Go Up?

Hi pozzie pinoy, 

I was diagnosed here at singapore positive and will be going back to pHilippines soon. Upon initial test 260 n lng cd4 count ko thats why i started my treatment.. Will there be a chance na tumaas p b yun? So far wala nmn ako nararamdaman n iba sa katawan ko.. Please help me or give me some advise. Itago mo n lng ako sa name na Will. Hope to get a response from you. 

By the way am taking efav, lami and teno.. Almost two weeks n on friday.. Im just scared of my cd4 counts :( and havent told my family yet.


My PLHIV Story: M.D., HIV and Me


Hello po sa lahat!

Gusto ko lang pong i share sa inyo ang story ko at paano ako kumukuha ng lakas para sa unti -nti kung pagbangon pagkatapos kung malaman na kabilang na pala ako sa statistika ng mga taong mg HIV na ipinalabas ng DOH nitong Hulyo. Masakit talaga,,sobrang sakit tanggapin na ganito ang naging kapalaran ko.  Ako po ay taga Visayas, graduate po ako ng Medisina sa isa sa mga tanyag na Unibersidad dito at mag ta.take na po sana ng board exam para makamit ko na ang aking mga pangarap. Sa kasamaang palad, nalaman ko na may HIV ako nitong nakaraang buwan lamang. Kung baga, incidental finding lang yun kasi bahagi siya sa tests sa immigration na ina.apply.yan ko.  


Needs to Talk to Someone!

Hi! 

I found out last year that i am hiv positive. My family knows about my current situation but I need people who are dealing with the same thing. Someone who fully understands what i'm going through right now.

Distance is an Issue

Hi po, ask ko lng po kung paano po makakakuha ng meds kasi taga isabela pa po ako eh nahihirapan po ako pabalik balik dito sa manila pra kumuha ng meds ko. kasi 8 to 9 hours po ang biyahe ko mula isabela to manila. sana matugonan nyo po ang tanong ko thanks po

H42013582

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Get Yourself Tested!

Hi Pozzie and everyone,

I am 21 and I just had my first hiv test last July 8, 2014.

Since I got std last 2008, I became aware of HIV/AIDS thru the internet. From time to time, I will read about HIV but scared to have myself tested. So for 6 years, nabuhay ako sa takot at pangamba. Dumadating yung mga panahon na inaassume ko na na may HIV ako dahil sa mga symptoms na nararanasan ko. Especially, madalas ako magkasingaw dati at nagkaroon pa ng time na may outbreak ang singaw sa mouth ko. Minsan, parang psychological na nararamdaman ko yung symptoms na nabasa ko.

Fight HIV the Right Way!

Hello po.

I really need ur help. I took the home test for hiv and it turns out to be positive. Its hard but I need to accept the reality. Nahihiya ako to go to a facility for check up. Kaya I'm reaching out to u. Ano po bang meds pwede ko itake. I'm planning to do self management and medication so I can live a normal life. And I have no plans to spread the disease po. I hope u can help me. Thank you :)

leo


Negative at 9 Weeks?

Hi pozzie.. just got tested for 9 week post exposure for hiv..  it turned out negative; did the test with my wife and had same result.. i know i should do the 3 and six months testing pero have you seen anybody tested negative at 9 weeks and possie at 12? Maybe we could also get help of dra d regarding her experiences... natatakot kxe ko i have wife and  
kids... more power to people like you... thanks!

htl