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, August 27, 2014

Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry: July 2014 Report

The Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry of the National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health (NEC DOH) just released it's July 2014 report.

In July 2014, there were 585 new HIV cases, the highest recorded in the country to date. Of the total cases, 96% were male, with 551 or 94% reported as sexual contact the mode of transmission. Males having sex with men (MSM) was the most predominant type of sexual contact, with 8% of the total cases presented with symptoms. Most of the cases came from the National Capital Region (NCR) followed by Region IVA then by Region VII.

From 1984-2014, there were 19,915 cases of HIV reported, 1,815 were AIDS cases and 1,029 deaths.

For the full report, please refer below:

(Source: Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry: NEC-DOH)









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Friday, August 22, 2014

Wear Love @ LoveYourself Anglo

WEAR LOVE @ LOVEYOURSELF ANGLO 

For one night only with a one-time offering of...
250php for 1photo+1shirt (until supplies last)
150php for 1photo if you'll bring your own classic or self-worth LoveYourself shirts 
100php exclusive rate for LoveYourself members who will bring and wear their own LoveYourself shirt for the shoot 

What: Wear Love Open Photoshoot for a cause 
When: 23 August 2014 (5pm to 830pm) 
Where: LoveYourself Anglo 
3rd Floor Anglo Building 
715 Shaw Boulevard,
Mandaluyong City 
(Starmall side, fronting Lancaster Hotel) 

Come with! 

#wearlove 
#LoveYourself 

#darecareshare







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Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Seafarer's Tale

hi, PP 

i am seaferer ,25 male ..


last april 9 2014 our ship arrived in thailand that night we make a party with my fellow filipino crew we just 5 pinoy in this ship so that night a lot of thai girls came onboard and join with us. i got drunk and i was engaged unsafe sex one of those girl. after that about an hour i notice the girl her body was very hot she have a fever that i nevermind.. 3days after we departed from thailand which i noticed i feel unsual severe headache in a sense that u cant able to sleep, but i dont really mind about it that i suspected a result of fatigue because of several days that i dont have proper rest. 



Traveling and HIV


Hello Pozzie, its been a while since I last posted here in your blog, the last time that i was worrying about my health. But now im back in track ang living a normal life.

This September i will be travelling for a week in Indonesia, i am little bit worried about carrying Arv's with me. I am a backpacker and do not have a check in luggage.

What is the best thing to do aince i will be carrying medicins with me? Hopefully i can get an answer before my flight.

Stay healthy. Thanks and God bless

r13jcb



Sunday, August 17, 2014

One Strike!

Hello!

I'm 20yo. I got sick last June and I suspect that I have contracted the virus due to unprotected sex I had 12 days prior to being hospitalized (which was actually my first ever sex... talk about bad luck). I'm really scared that this could be it. The doctor suspects it to but suggested to take the test again after 3 months since I tested negative at the hospital.  

My 3 month window period ends on September 1st week and I'm planning to be tested again on one of those days. Just in case I turn out positive (since I have already cried for a month about it and have fully accepted it na), is it ok to have my baseline tests at RITM-ARG but submit myself to another hospital for the actual treatment?

Thank you.

I was a fool but isn't this too unfair? to be hit on my first.

LagingMalas

Friday, August 15, 2014

TRR Love Fund


A. The primary objective of the TRR Love Fund is to help the indigent and less fortunate people living with HIV/AIDS. The primary mission of TRR Love Fund is to provide medical support for treatment of opportunistic infections (OI), laboratory tests and hospitalization costs of ill patients. The project accepts cash and/or in-kind donations.


Everyday, The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation Inc. (TRR) assists PLHIV brothers and sisters in different HIV and AIDS Treatment hubs who are confined in the hospital, needing medical and financial support for their hospitalization bills, medicines and lab tests. Some don't have relatives, some families can't afford the continuance of care.

Now with TRR Love Fund, YOU CAN HELP. With TRR Love Fund, YOU CAN HELP US HELP THEM!


B. The TRR Love Fund also provides assistance to the TRR Kalinga Program. It is the volunteer arm of The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation. Our volunteers have the heart and time to help but they are limited because of financial constraints. Through TRR Love Fund, we can assist these HEROES to give a helping hand to those who are in need: for counseling, guidance and assistance in the different HIV and AIDS Treatment Hubs.


I know everyone of you wants to help, but don't have the time. You can now help others by donating!


If you want to donate:

1. Deposit your cash donations to:

BDO Savings Account Number: 7070065229
Account Name:  Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation, Inc
            
2. Also accepting donations in kind.

    a. Medicines for OI Prophylaxis
        i. Cotrimoxazole -800mg
        ii. Azithromycin -250mg and 500 mg
    b. Milk formula and diapers for 1-3 year old patients
    c. Fluconazole (for oral thrush)
    d. anti TB medicines
  
4. We also accept medical supply donations:
    a. face masks
    b. wheelchair (new or used)
    
For inquiries please email at info@projectredribbon.org
Monthly updates on the beneficiaries of the LOVE FUND will be posted in my blog.

Thank you so much!


IMPORTANT NOTICE TO DONORS

CASH DONATIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTLY DEPOSITED  
ONLY TO THE BANCO DE ORO ACCOUNT SPECIFIED ABOVE 


For complaints, please email at info@projectredribbon.org





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Thursday, August 14, 2014

TRR Kalinga Program


The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Program Foundation Inc. would like to announce it's newest program, the KALINGA Program. 

As PLHIV brothers and sisters we always go to our HIV and AIDS Treatment Hub every month for refill. Sometimes we go there for consultation or lab tests. When we are there, we wait for a long time for the result while waiting in line. We sit down or chit-chat with the staff or our friends.

Now, you can maximixe your time when you are in the hub, accomplish your ultimate purpose at the same time, volunteer in helping our brothers and sisters in need. 

HOW?

1. Sign up for KALINGA under Gerald Santos for RITM-ARG.
    a. Private message him or text him at 0917-899-0473. 
    b. Schedule a day: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
    c. Schedule a week in advance or on a weekend.
    d. Task briefing will be done a week in advance.
2. A special treat awaits the volunteer.

So what are you waiting for? Help us help others!

Note: Those who can’t volunteer, you can help us and the volunteers by sponsoring this program. Donate to TRR Love Fund:

BDO Savings Account Name
Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation, Inc.

Account Number: 7070065229








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Sunday, August 10, 2014

OFW Needs Help!

Dear pozziepinoy

Good day!

Just wanna ask you an answers to my worries. I am now here in KSA, Ive been into unprotected sex both oral anal sex since 2013 til June 2014. I used condoms sometimes but most of the time were not. Ive into less than 10 sex partners for both oral and anal. May I ask if I am possible for HIV+? I am planning to go to Phils but I have the fears of being positive for HIV that may cancel my work visa here in KSA.

Thanks and more power

Mike

TRR is now a Foundation!


The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Program (TRR) after 3 years of it’s existence is now a foundation. It’s documents had been released last July 22, 2014 transforming TRR to a SEC registered foundation. TRR is now legally called The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation, Inc.

History

The Foundation evolved in September 1, 2011 when the first blog entry, I Have AIDS! was posted in Living with HIV in the Philippines which was set up by Pozziepinoy. It initially served as a diary of his HIV journey but later on transformed into a site where people asked questions about HIV and AIDS, shared stories about HIV testing and personal journey with HIV. It also became a channel where people can see a listing of HIV testing sites and HIV and AIDS Treatment Hubs in the country as well as posts about news and current events happening in the country. To date, the blog which has become the official site of the Foundation is the number one HIV blog in the country, reaching to about 5 thousand readers everyday all over the world.

In 2012 The Love Fund, a donation based entity to help the indigent persons living with HIV (PLHIV) with needed medical support for lab tests, hospital bills and medicines, was created. It is a partnership between Pozziepinoy and Dr. Rossana A. Ditangco, the head of the AIDS Research Group of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM- ARG) to assist clients in the treatment hub. Months after, the Foundation patched up with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for their PLHIV clients with outstanding hospital bills and medical needs. 

When 2013 came, the Foundation grew bigger with the establishment of it’s online support group in Facebook. The Red Ribbon, as it was first called was named by Pozziepinoy and his friend Malcolm Brown who both managed the private online group. Months came by, Yomi Arojado joined the team and became one of the Online Managers of the Foundation’s support group. The Foundation’s initiatives started to grow not only in facebook but also in Twitter. To date, it has reached 1,000 members composed of PLHIV, advocates and supporters.

In mid 2013, Gerald Santos joined the group and became the Foundation’s first Care Manager after the establishment of the Care Assistance Program (CAP) for Hubs. In CAP, the Foundation provides counseling and hub guidance, and assists with the medical needs through The Love Fund. Later on, Jake Positive, an Iloilo based advocate joined CAP and resonated the program in the Visayas Region. The Foundation also forged a partnership with the Baguio Support Group with the help of Ryan Javier. During that period the Foundation’s HIV Hotline paved the way for the increased assistance for the program.

As TRR’s advocacy continued, more and more asked for assistance, thus the emergence of the Care Assistance Program for HIV Test. At that point, Marky Manlangit became the first Care Manager for CAP HIV Test. The program entails meeting clients outside the HIV testing facilities in preparation for the test, accompanying them inside until they receive their HIV test result and conducting post counseling and guidance.

At that time, all activities of the Foundation were focused on the key population affected by HIV in the Philippines. However, when David Fabros joined the group at the last quarter of 2013, he became the Foundation’s External Affairs Manager, reaching out to spread the news of it’s existence to people of stature in society, to enlighten and educate them about the HIV situation in the country. 
The simultaneous activities of TRR -- the blog, The Love Fund, the FB and twitter online support groups, the Care Assistance Program for Hub and HIV Test, and the HIV Hotline all gave birth to the Care Management Program of the Foundation. Later in 2013, with the additional activities for PLHIV such as the Outreach Programs to HIV and AIDS Treatment Hubs, the TRR Support Group Talks, the P-Club, the TRR Peer Counselors Training, the monthly TRR gatherings and events, TRR was rebranded as The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Program.
In early 2014, as TRR included health and fitness for PLHIV as part of its care program, the Foundation partnered with Yoga for Life Foundation, iFitness Training and Regine Tolentino’s Dance Studios. The Care Program incorporated yoga, dancing, jogging, swimming and boot camp workouts. Partnerships with The Love Yourself strengthened TRR’s Care Program. Middle of  the year, Boycuit, Outrage Magazine, University Student Council of the University of the Philippines, A Events and Pilipinas Shell Foundation forged an alliance with TRR. Also during that time, as part of it’s holistic approach to care, the Foundation started it’s skill workshops for PLHIV. In June, Roberto Figuracion and Carlos Montecarlo joined the team and became the latest online managers and HIV phone counselors.
More Work Ahead

With its mission of improving the quality of life of persons living with HIV through awareness, resources, treatment, care and support, The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation, Inc. has a long way to go. The increasing number of HIV cases plus the inadequacy of resources in the country when it comes to HIV and AIDS treatment, pose a challenge to the Foundation. However hard it may seem, the Foundation will continue to commit to be the driving force of wellness within the Philippine HIV and AIDS community.




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