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

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hypochondriasis and HIV Test

Hi, 

My name is XXX, 21 , my last unprotected sex experience was january 2 with my ex and february 15 with my current BF which is working abroad, without thinking , we did it , unprotected..  , 

I am tested march, and the result is negative, but now , I have a swollen lymph node on my neck and few skin rashes. I also have a disorder, i am hypochondriac, its an anxiety , that when I felt something in my body, like rashes, cough, colds, or anything little , I panic in to a level that it feels like im going to die in a week. 

HIV/AIDS and ART Registry of the Philippines: January 2015 Report

The Department of Health-Epidemiology Bureau's HIV/AIDS and ART Registry of the Philippines (HARP) came out with its January 2015 report: 536 new HIV cases, 95% were male, 86% from males having sex with males (MSM), with 14 deaths during the month. It also shows that as of January 2015, there were 8,770 people living with HIV presently on ART. From January 1984-January 2015, there has been 23,063 cases reported, with a total of 1,132 reported deaths.

Fore more details, please refer to the actual report below.

(Source: DOH-Epidemiology Bureau, HARP)










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TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 

0919-642-9286
0977-131-2046
0906-389-2402
 0917-899-0473
0927-823-0300 
0917-932-3122
0916-216-2066



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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Get Your ARV's Before Hubs Close!

ADVISORY


HIV AND AIDS TREATMENT HUBS ARE 
CLOSED
ON
APRIL 2-5, 2015
IN ORBSERVANCE OF THE HOLY WEEK


Thank you.






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TRR in BBC World Service Calling

My partner Tag  told me that when he was young, he used to listed to BBC World Service Calling, a radio show that highlights on international news, with in-depth analysis and information. Tag has a fascination with radio show that when he was young he used to staget a radio show, with him as a host in the backyard of his house in the U.S.

A month ago, with my communications with Dr. Margarita Holmes, a renowned psychologist and sex therapist in the Philippines, popular for her books, her articles in newspapers and online magazines and her TV shows; and a dear friend of the TRR Foundation, TRR was asked to be part of the BBC World Service Calling about HIV and AIDS in the Philippines. Smita Patel, the Senior Producer of BBC Radio Current Affairs, started sending me emails about her coming to the Philippines and giving an interview. We conversed over the phone and asked about the situation of HIV and AIDS in the Philippines, the age group of the affected population and the sex workers in the Philippines with HIV. She asked if she can interview the TRR Foundation and how it is helping those who have HIV and interview three people living with HIV and a sex worker who has HIV. Of course, I was glad to be of help as this will bring forth the focus of the world to the Philippines once again. But the one who was more excited was my partner Tag, who can't believe that this was happening to me and the Foundation.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Proud to be a TRR Volunteer

hi kua pp.

Let me start my story when i was 16 years old. It was my 16th birthday nung sinabi ko sa family ko na bading ako. I know my hint na sila pero gusto nila ng confirmation galing sakin, At inaasahan ko na din na hindi nila matatangap na bading ako. Dahil dun pinauwi ako ng pampanga. And my gay life started there. 

I met one guy sa online gay site. I feel inlove with that guy. but because of work he needs to go back sa manila. Dahil mahal ko sya sinundan ko sya sa manila but our relationship didnt wirk talaga.

Dahil dun i feel na walang nag mamahal sakin at i feeI rejected ako. Iniwan na ako ng pamilya ko, iniwan pa ako ng taong mahal ko. Dahill dun natuto at naluling ako sa masamang bisyo (alak, yosi at droga) i met diff. guys to have partee n play (Drugs with unsafe intercourse) Until dumating ang 2012, hindi ko alam bakit ako tinext nung guy na nameet ko sa pampanga. Basta ang sinabi nya nasa hospital sya at kailangan namin mag usap. Inamin nya na may hiv sya at kailangan ko ding mag pa test. but tinangihan ko... ilang beses nya akong pinilit pero tinangihan ko hangang mag sawa sya. Isinali nya ako sa red ribbon online support group at introduce ako sa isang care manager. Pinilit din nila akong mag pa test pero i refuse it. Hindi ako takot sa magiging resulta, ang kinakatakot ko, ano ang sasabihin ng pamilya ko oag nag positibe ako. Bakla na nga may hiv pa.

I think I'm Infected

Hello pozzie,

My last sex intercourse was last year, november. I am so scared now because, just last week march 17. My soar throat went back, and then it follows my groin and armpit to swell. It's been a week now.

I can be infected with these symptoms that I'm having now. My contract will end this June and I'm planning to resign and come home.

XXX

My Life Story

just call me anonymous a simple, athletic, smart guy.,,, i will be 32 this may.,,, i would like to share my stories.,,, to everyone, especially to straight guy like me that hiv can be acquire not only on gay sex and msm but also on female as well..

During my college year i was a happy go lucky guy... after school and practice at the gym,... i always love to hang out and party,.... i go to different bar and places to drink with my colleague friends and classmate and meet some interesting,smart  and beautiful women.,,, More often those hang outs and hook ups ended on some hot and steamed sex ( with or without protection ) in the belief that hiv can only be acquire in gay and msm sex....

After graduation i worked in different company and corporation and i enhance my knowledge in the field of accounting and engineering.,,,  And during those time that i worked in the company i focus my self to my work and to my job until at the age of 28...

During my 28th year i celebrate my  birthday with my college friends, we hang out in the same bar that we used to  hangouts during our college years and mesmerized all the happy moments we shared and all the naughty things we did during college.. ... Because of  my situation and my ambition  in focusing on my career i forgot to get married and find the woman i will be for the rest of my life....

Friday, March 20, 2015

Third This Week!


The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation (TRR) has been helping indigent PLHIV's nationwide. It does what it could, in providing assistance thru the TRR Love Fund, by referring clients to different government agencies for assistance, including PhilHealth, PCSO, DSWD and local government units.

But still young people die of HIV and AIDS here in the Philippines, mostly because of late HIV diagnosis. Because of stigma and discrimination, people don't take the HIV test. The age range is becoming younger and younger from 15-29 years old. Awareness is starting to get strong (even after 30 years since HIV has been discovered) but still only a miniscule of the population has been tested. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Story of Love, Courage and Inspiration

Dear Kuya PP,
Hello po. call me XXX, 24 year old from Western Visayas Region Vl. Dati po akong OFW sa Doha, Qatar, nagtrabaho bilang isang Sales and Marketing personnel ng isang kumpanyang pag mamay ari ng isang Sudanee  (taga bansang Sudan) at ako lang ang nag iisang pinoy at ang mga kasamahan ko sa team ay 3 Indian nationals, 2 Syrian at 2 Sudanee. Ang boss ko po ay mabait gawa ng nakapag asawa sya ng pinay. Sa Qatar nagtrabaho ng maayos, nag ipon at nag enjoy. Maganda ang trabaho at hindi stressful at mababait ang mga colleagues. Hindi ko po ide deny na nagkarron po ako doon ng relasyon gawa ng kalungkutan na madalas rason ng mga pinoy na nasa ibang bansa which is totoo naman po dahil sa lungkot at pangungulila hindi po sapat ang mamasyal lang sa mall at manood ng mga nag iilawang buildings na matatanaw sa rooftop. Minsan po dahil sa marami po ako nakakasalamuha doon e may nag iimbinta sa flat tuwing weekends pero nag iingat po ako doon kasi maari ka traidorin ng kapya mo pinoy at ibenta sa mga hayok sa laman na mga arabo at mas masaklap pa roon e pagbibintangan ka na nagnakaw o di kaya pokpok at ikukulong, kasi ayon sa mga usap usapan doon na pag asian ang tingin nila e pokpok. Hindi po ako nagkaroon ng penetrative sex doon sa kadahilanang takot ako mahuli dahil tanging kurtina lng po nagdi divide sa bawat space o higaan ng flat. 

My HIV Experience: Life Continues Even with HIV

I am XXX and I wanna share my HIV story...

I am part of a group that promotes HIV awareness and during one of our mass testings, I decided to be one of the first ones to take the test. When the results came out, it was discussed by my counselor and confirmed that I have strand 1 HIV. I wasn't really that shocked or surprised when I found out. Unlike some na naiiyak, nasa-shock, or nagbe-breakdown, I was somewhat stoic. Naalala ko na lang kung saan ko possibly na-acquire yung virus. Nagsisi ba ako after remembering that? No. As in parang wala lang sa akin yung news that the dreaded virus is inside me na. During the wrap-up of our mass testing, when the stats were being announced na, I told a close friend who is sitting beside me that I am one of those that turned out reactive, again in a very stoic way. Emotionless. Patay na bata. Went home and almost had a hard time sleeping because of it.

Pero kinabukasan, everything was back to normal. I completely brushed off the fact that I have the virus. I was in denial. I lived my life the way I'm living it. Work, drink and go out, partee and play... As in tinanggal ko sa utak ko na may nakakamatay na virus sa loob ng katawan ko. I was in complete denial. Even when I was handed the confirmatory results na by one of the coordinators from RITM, wala lang. I just kept that envelope in my files and brushed it off my mind like a useless ex boyfriend.

Cryptococcal Meningitis: A Deadly Opportunistic Infection

The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation (TRR) has been helping a lot of patients who have opportunistic infections, who are confined in the hospitals all over the country. The Foundation helps in alleviating the burden of medical treatment and one of the biggest challenges it faces is one infection that is deadly and very costly. Cryptococcal meningitis.

In the recent months, in the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine - AIDS Research Group (RITM-ARG) in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, there is an increasing rate of admission for cryptococcal meningitis. In this month alone, TRR has handled 5 cases of cryptococcal meningits. Shortened as "crypto-meningitis", this infection is very rare but affects those with lowered immune system, those with HIV. This is very costly as usually fluconazole is prescribed, an antifungal medication which costs around P400.00. The treatment is daily, and most of the time treatment lasts for 2 years to prevent recurrence. The diagnostics needed also demand high cost of laboratory tests, including lumbar tap and CT scan or MRI which are very burdensome to individuals especially the indigent.

In the Philippines, with minimum wage of about P460+, the treatment for crypto-meningitis is really hard to maintain. TRR had economically challenged clients who had to choose between food and medicine. Thus, the increase in cases of re-admission to wards. Let's note the fact here that crypto-meningitis is a life threatening disease and mortality rate is high, and TRR had been a witness to this.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FREE HIV TEST at RITM Satellite Clinic Malate

Want to get a FREE HIV TEST in Manila?

Where: 
RITM Satellite Clinic Malate
             1936-B San Marcelino Street,
             Malate, Manila

Clinic Hours: 
Mondays: 11:00 am to 5:30pm
                      Thursday to Saturday: 11:00 am to 5:30pm
                      Sundays: 9am to 2pm



*This is a confidential HIV Testing. 
Staff are VERY PROFESSIONAL and non-intimidating.

Want to be assisted in RITM Satellite Clinic? 

CALL

TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 

0919-642-9286
0977-131-2046
0906-389-2402
 0917-899-0473
0927-823-0300 
0917-932-3122
0916-216-2066






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National HIV Testing Week

Now its OFFICIAL. 

The Philippines first National HIV Testing Week will be held from May 11-15, 2015. 

According to the memorandum from the Department of Health signed by Secretary Janette L. Garin, the purpose of this event is to inform, de-stigmatize, de-mystify and promote HIV testing to key populations at higher risks for HIV.

For reference, see the the official Memorandum below:











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TRR Love Fund: August to December 2014 Report

The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation would like to thank its donors for helping the Foundation to help others. Through your donations to TRR Love Fund, the heart of the Foundation and the channel to which we are able to help the economically challenged PLHIV for their medical needs, we were able to help a total of five hundred and fourty five people living with HIV (PLHIV) from August to December of 2014.

Table 1 shows the TRR Love Fund Breakdown of Assistance. Based from the table, both medicines and laboratory needs received the highest assistance. A total of P101,079.79 was provided assistance. In the full report, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office was able to provide a total of P1,049,900 in only 5 months.

Once again, thank you to all the donors of TRR Love Fund. You are making a big difference in the lives of the PLHIV community. You are indeed saving lives!








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An Essay from a Reader: Braving the Journey

..Braving the journey.....

This is the second time I am travelling down south.  The early morning cold caressing my head. I wrapped myself in my jacket as the bus was speeding its way in the expressway. Yesterday had been a roller coaster of emotions, and my cowardice and fear got the better of me. I was actually in the line already, having had secured a number, yet I could not muster enough willpower to approach the nurses.  Defeated and crying, I went home just when the queue started.

Now, I feel isolated despite the big crowd lining up for the start of the releasing of queue numbers. I don't understand how but I just have this haunting feeling that all of us were congregated for the same purpose, gathered by the same affliction.

Time indeed has an eerie way of seemingly stretching its hands to eternity when one is expecting his turn. I was unconsciously fidgeting, patiently waiting for the clock to strike seven. I tried to be occupied by being familiar with my surroundings. All I saw were anxious faces covered with sunglasses and facemasks; a faint attempt for anonymity. I bought mine the previous day, and as I was about to proceed to the billing counter, my hands began to perspire profusely, and I failed to put it on....

Strange, but it seems that I can see right through everyone's facade; those sad but determined eyes hiding behind the darkly tinted glasses, darting furtive glances, those voices; hushed and mumbled. Was it really these people or was I seeing right through my own soul?

TRR New Fansigns

With a vision to be the driving force of health and wellness in the Philippines, TRR continues its awareness campaigns through its Fan Sign Program. Sticking to our message: "Engaging the Youth in Getting to Zero" and "Get to Zero Philippines", the slogans which were broadcasted in the Philippines during the TRR World AIDS Day 2014 held in Quezon City Circle, which was participated in by more than 1,500 people, continued to resonate in different HIV Education and Awareness Talks (HEAT) of TRR.




















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