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, January 26, 2016

Want to be ASSISTED?

The Project Red Ribbon is open today for:

1. One-on-one and Family Counseling.
2. FREE condoms and water-based lubricant distribution.
3. HIV and AIDS Flyer distribution
4. Assistance to a FREE HIV Testing Center.

Your LIFE can be SAVED!


Your life can be saved!

Early HIV testing and early treatment are the keys to saving one’s health and life. Obstacles to these are misinformation about HIV and AIDS, stigma and discrimination issues and lack of information about treatment protocols. 

MY PLHIV Journey: This is my story R15-JCM2-ALPHA

This is my Journey as a PLHIV ;)

July 18, 2015. Today I thought I Died.. :( … It was 6 months ago since i was diagnosed with minimal tuberculosis and almost done with the treatment when I caught another disease early july and it was pneumonia… My Infectious Disease doctor advised me to take the test but I always neglected to do so… 

July 18,2015, I decided to do that through RITM-Satellite Malate and I was with my friend XXX.. Told her if I got tested positive I’ll accept that… I filled out the necessary form and was having doubts to be tested. When I was about to be called (A number away from the last extract).. (actually I told XXX lets just go home) So the extraction is done, A counselor approached me and orient me about everything and ask us to be back after 2 hours for the results… XXX and I went to McDonalds to eat and told her lets just go home and lets just not get the results..hahaha lol :P 

Monday, January 25, 2016

They Need Your Help!

Project Red Ribbon has a lot of HIV clients needing medical assistance for their laboratory tests and medicines for their opportunistic infections. These patients that we help are indigent and ask the foundation to help them..

THEY NEED YOUR HELP!

We know you can donate. We know you can help. We know you have a generous heart. 

Project Red Ribbon's New Dentist Partner

Hi Pozziepinoy!

I came across your response to Email 311 here and I was wondering if you still have the contact number of the dentist that Dr. Ditangco recommended? I've been looking for an HIV-friendly dentist ever since I got diagnosed, and I've had a hard time looking for one. Hope you can help. Thanks very much, and more power to TRR!

Regards,
G

HEAT in EAC!


Last week, the Project Red Ribbon conducted its school HIV Education and Awareness Talk (HEAT). This time, we conducted it in Emilio Aguinaldo College in Manila. More than two hundred students attended HEAT. Condoms, water-based lubricants and IEC materials from the Department of Health-National AIDS/STI Prevention and Control Program were distributed for FREE. Our volunteers gave testimonials and talked about their HIV journey during the event.




January 2016 Support Group Talk (SGT)


The Project Red Ribbon in cooperation with the Manila Social Hygiene Clinic will be conducting its Support Group Talk with a film showing of The Normal Heart. This will be the topic to be discussed among the participants. 

For more information about the SGT, please call the Project Red Ribbon Hotline numbers listed below.

On HIV Kits, Symptoms and HIV Treatment


Good day ...... Ako ay bumili ng hiv kit online dahil nahihiya ako pumunta sa testing centers..... At pagamit ko... Napatunayan Kung positibo ako sa Hiv.... Ask ako Kung sino pwede Kung mapagtanungan regarding s aking kalagayan....,, ayun s aking nababasa online mas maganda daw ang pag treat ng Hiv sa thailand dahil sa makabago nila ng pagsasaliksik at mas mura ..... Any idea kung magkano ang gastos if Kung sa thailand ako magpapagamot? At if Kung sa makati med ako pupunta ? Magkano? Anu b ang mga unang   n gagawin ko? Sa Ngaun,,... Ayun s nabasa ko symptoms .... Nararanasan ko n sya... Ang arawaraw n pagtatae at mga rashes s katawan ... S Ngaun tinatanggap ko n ang kalagayan ko... Gusto ko png humaba ang buhay ko... Para s pamilya ko.... Wala ako mapagtanungan... Sana matulungan nyo ako.... Takot ako pumunta s mga pampublikong ospital..... Saka May Trabaho ako Ngaun.... Maaari b nila ako tanggalin s aking work? Sana marinig ko ang Inyong reply....... Maraming Salamat ....... 

Job in a Call Center?


sir, if im a hiv positive can i still be hired in call center like jp morgan or convergys? thnx for the info

POZZIEPINOY’S RESPONSE

Hi sir,

Thank you for your email.

Like what I mentioned before, anyone can work here in the Philippines even if he or she has HIV. This could be any job, not only in call centers. The reason for this is that we have an HIV law to protect applicants and employees. HIV test is not required for pre-employment, thus one with HIV doesn't have to be known to have it. It is the prerogative of the applicant to disclose his or her own status.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Offer A Moment of Silence

For three days now, Project Red Ribbon has been assisting "M", a PLHIV client who was recently been diagnosed with a cyst in the brainstem. He is one of our volunteers in RITM-ARG and had participated in almost all the foundation's event. He informed us that the cyst showed in his MRI test and he had been experiencing headaches. Yesterday our Care Manager Gerald looked for neurosurgeons for him and yesterday he was rushed to the Emergency Room of one of the hospitals in Manila. He was confined late in the afternoon. He is now under the care of our Care Manager Ed who is in-charge of our Manila area clients.

"M" is only one of the clients that the Project Red Ribbon is handling at this moment. To all our readers, the foundation is asking for everyone to offer a moment of silence to all our brothers and sisters who are in the different hospitals suffering from different infections, a moment of silence for a community impacted by HIV. 

On RITM-ARG CD4 Test

Hi there,

Good day! First and foremost, I would like to thank Project Red Ribbon in behalf of all the HIV postive here in the Philippines. The devotion you have showed to people living with HIV is unparalleled. 

I have been positive since November 2013, since I have received my false positive result. I have officially been diagnosed last February 2014. My treatment hub is at Klinika Bernardo in Cubao QC.  I have been taking my ARVs since then, namely Lamivudine-Zidovudine and Effavirenz. Thank God I have already get used to the effects of Effavirenz. The road wasn't easy, but I have learned to live with this condition and taking things positively.

HIV Campaign at Dinagyang Festival

Project Red Ribbon in partnership with the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines, Iloilo Chapter, UNICEF and the Department of Health-National AIDS/STI Prevention and Control Program is conducting an HIV and AIDS Campaign during the Dinagyang Festival on January 23-24, 2016 at the FPOP Center at Rizal Ibarra, Iloilo City. A booth is placed in from of the center where FREE condoms, lubricants and information and education materials are being distributed. Different LGBT groups are joining the campaign targeting the youth from 18-24 age group, the MSM communties and the transgender communities.

Project Red Ribbon has been a partner of FPOP, Iloilo Chapter with our volunteers conducting HEAT and counseling. 











Do you want to join the Project Red Ribbon HIV and AIDS Campaign?
Do you want to join the TRR HEAT Team?
Do you want to help in distributing condoms, lubricants and IEC Materials to schools, companies, motels, spa, massage places and LGBT organizations??

Please call our HIV Hotline and talk to our counselors for partnerships! 




QUESTIONS ABOUT HIV AND AIDS?
WANT TO GET TESTED?
CALL US!

TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 


0928-908-6288
0977-131-2046
0906-389-2402
 0917-899-0473
0927-823-0300 
0917-932-3122
0916-216-2066

If you want to join a private HIV support group in Facebook, please add our Online Care Manager, Tomasito Ang Suta, or our Program Coordinator, Keren Augustin C. Blances and request to be added in the group. We have a lot of PLHIV, counselors, HIV doctors, advocates and supporters who you can talk to.






"Spreading Compassion"

-Project Red Ribbon-



Want to be ASSISTED for the HIV TEST?? 
Check this link:


If you have comments or questions, please click this link:





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HEAT in Sta. Rosa, Laguna


The Project Red Ribbon HIV Education and Awareness Talk (HEAT) once again partnered with Keribeks of Ms. Korina Sanchez in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, yesterday, January 23, 2016. This partnership has been going on since October of 2015, with TRR giving HIV awareness talks to different LGBT groups all over the country and distributing condoms, lubes and HIV IEC materials.

We are encouraging everyone and every school, company and organization to partner with Project Red Ribbon HEAT to disseminate information about HIV and AIDS and provide free samples of condom, lubricants and information materials to everyone. 






Want to be part of our HEAT Team? 
You may contact our HIV counselors through our hotline numbers. 



QUESTIONS ABOUT HIV AND AIDS?
WANT TO GET TESTED?
CALL US!

TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 


0928-908-6288
0977-131-2046
0906-389-2402
 0917-899-0473
0927-823-0300 
0917-932-3122
0916-216-2066

If you want to join a private HIV support group in Facebook, please add our Online Care Manager, Tomasito Ang Suta, or our Program Coordinator, Keren Augustin C. Blances and request to be added in the group. We have a lot of PLHIV, counselors, HIV doctors, advocates and supporters who you can talk to.





"Spreading Compassion"

-Project Red Ribbon-



Want to be ASSISTED for the HIV TEST?? 
Check this link:


If you have comments or questions, please click this link:





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I Want to Be a Doctor


Good Evening! 

I've been reading your blog recently and I really love how detailed and informative it is.

Anyway, I've been searching for answers anywhere and honestly I can't find it. I've been living with HIV for 3 years now and I've been taking ARVs since then and my viral load is still undetectable. I'm currently studying and I'm planning to change path and fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a doctor. I'm just hesitant to pursue it since I'm afraid that my application in medical school would be denied. Some doctors that I've talked to said that medical schools and hospitals would deny my application if they found out, but some say that I can study in a medical school and fulfill my dream even if I have HIV. I won't be doing any invasive procedures in case I become a doctor. 

On Confidentiality and Discrimination


Since yesterday, Project Red Ribbon has been dealing with a client whose HIV status had allegedly been disclosed by a government worker of a government agency providing assistance to indigent people living with HIV (PLHIV) to her neighbors. This resulted to our client being evicted from her home because the landlord got scared that his family may contract the disease from our client. This resulted to our intervention and our consultation with a partner organization for legal assistance.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Worried About CMV Retinitis Treatment

Hello. 

My name is XXX and I am HIV positive. At first it was hard for me to accept it but with the help of my supportive family I can say that acceptance is the only way through. Life has to move forward. Thank you for gov't assistance and NGOs like yours for advocating awareness about HIV.

Monday, January 18, 2016

SGT Topic: The Normal Heart


The Project Red Ribbon (TRR) will be featuring a film during one of its core programs, the Support Group Talk, The Normal Heart. This will be the point of discussion during the SGT.

Here is the trailer of the movie:




SGT is a TRR weekly support gathering for people living with HIV, their families and friends. For details about the schedule of SGT's, please contact the hotline numbers below.


QUESTIONS ABOUT HIV AND AIDS?
WANT TO GET TESTED?
CALL US!

TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 


0928-908-6288
0977-131-2046
0906-389-2402
 0917-899-0473
0927-823-0300 
0917-932-3122
0916-216-2066

If you want to join a private HIV support group in Facebook, please add our Online Care Manager, Tomasito Ang Suta, or our Program Coordinator, Keren Augustin C. Blances and request to be added in the group. We have a lot of PLHIV, counselors, HIV doctors, advocates and supporters who you can talk to.



"Spreading Compassion"

-Project Red Ribbon-



Want to be ASSISTED for the HIV TEST?? 
Check this link:


If you have comments or questions, please click this link:





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The Project Red Ribbon in Action


For all the readers of the website of Project Red Ribbon, let me tell you what our Care Program has been doing for the past three days:

1. Our Care Volunteers looked for 2 units of blood to be given to a patient confined in RITM, the biggest HIV and AIDS Treatment hub in the country.

2. Our Hotline Manager and Care Manager had referred and have been coordinating with an HIV consultant from The Medical City in Pasig for a patient, initially suspected with TB meningitis but later on diagnosed with cerebrovascular accident (CVA or "stroke"). TRR has been coordinating with the family for welfare assistance from the PCSO.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

We are OPEN 3X a Week!


The Project Red Ribbon's Office is now open three times a week. We are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm starting January 19, 2015.

What does the TRR Office offer?

1. FREE HIV counseling
    a. One-on-one counseling / family counseling
    b. Phone counseling
2. Assistance to HIV testing center near the office
3. Distribution of FREE:
    a. condoms
    b. lubricants
    c. HIV and AIDS flyers
4. Endorsement letters to DSWD for:
    a. Medical / financial assistance
    b. educational assistance
    c. livelihood assistance
    d. burial assistance
5. Referral to HIV testing centers and HIV and AIDS treatment hubs

Interested parties may visit or call the office at:

Unit 607 Lumiere Suites
#21 General Capinpin Street
Barangay San Antonio,
Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Tel. No. 656-7297



QUESTIONS ABOUT HIV AND AIDS?
WANT TO GET TESTED?
CALL US!

TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 


0928-908-6288
0977-131-2046
0906-389-2402
 0917-899-0473
0927-823-0300 
0917-932-3122
0916-216-2066

If you want to join a private HIV support group in Facebook, please add our Online Care Manager, Tomasito Ang Suta, or our Program Coordinator, Keren Augustin C. Blances and request to be added in the group. We have a lot of PLHIV, counselors, HIV doctors, advocates and supporters who you can talk to.




"Spreading Compassion"

-Project Red Ribbon-



Want to be ASSISTED for the HIV TEST?? 
Check this link:


If you have comments or questions, please click this link:





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Cost of HIV Treatment?

Hi

I want to get direct to the point. I am positive with HIV, i learned it since yesterday from the medical report of the medical clinic here in my host country. I want to be treated. I accepted this battle, as fate of my life. This is no man's choice. No one will be happy to have this. Yes, even I since the moment I received the medical result, all my dreams flash like a light, and then shuttered like a glass. I am working abroad since last August 26 last year. I am too young for this kind of life though because I am just 27 years old. I am too, to young to have this kind of virus. Anyway, now it is here, I have to accept it like a friend and companion. Though non of my relatives and family member knows about this because, I myself just knew it yesterday. I want to know how much is the cost of the medication if there is a free medication given to the Philippines to HIV patient like me who do not have the enough money save to be cured.

Regards,
XXX

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Take Control!

Hi. 

So i found your site on google and decided to give it try. 

I need assistance. I think im HIV positive. I haven't got tested yet but my symptoms says it. Im 21 yrs old. I had a relationship with a guy who i recently found out was diagnosed positive a couple yrs ago. Weeks after we broke up I was hospitalized for tonsilitis. I had a major weight loss. Couple more weeks I was back on the hospital bed for pnuemonia. A very uncommon pneumonia for my age says the doctor cause it affected both my lungs. Now I'm dealing with these rashes all over my face and neck. 

Confused!


sir, last year june, i knew na may hiv ako.., d ko po alam ang gagawin,d ko rin masabi sabi sa mga magulang ko.... seafarer ako sir, d ko na alam ang gagawin sir... bacolod po ako....

XXX

TRANSLATION

Sir, last year in June, I knew that I have HIV... I don't know what to do.. I can't tell my parents.. I am a seafarer. I don't know what to do sir.. I'm from Bacolod (City).

XXX

More than a Statement!


Finally. We will have a celebrity who will be a spokesperson for HIV and AIDS here in the Philippines. She is none other than the newly crowned Miss Universe 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach!


Coming Home from the U.S.

Hi Pozzie Pinoy, 

I am XXX, 32 years old and I was diagnosed last August 2015 here in the US. Since I am not yet an immigrant, I may need to go home. I am currently on meds now. I am taking Triumeq and antibiotics and I get everything for free including dental and all consultation. Will I get the same treatment and free meds in the Philippines? There's no way that I can stop medication because that would make the meds resistant. Can you give me some guidance on this? I badly need help from somebody who is going through the same situation. 

Thank you in advance for your help. 

XXX


Friday, January 15, 2016

Importance of Early HIV Testing


Like what we discuss in all our HIV Education and Awareness Talks nationwide, we emphasize the importance of early HIV testing, not only among those who are at risk but to every body. We always request everyone to get tested as part of their annual medical exam, to make it a habit so that everyone will relax about the HIV test.

But why is it really important to take the HIV test early on or why do we advocate for a regular HIV testing. Let's talk about some scenarios here.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Aggressive Condom and Lubricant Distribution


With the continued increase in HIV cases in the Philippines, Project Red Ribbon has been aggressively distributing condoms and water-based lubricants to schools, companies, organizations, motels, hair salons, events, MSM clan gatherings and individuals. This program of the Foundation is in partnership with the Department of Health-National AIDS/STI Prevention and Control Program.



In 2015 alone, 235,000 condoms and more than 117,000 water-based lubricants were distributed in our key locations in the National Capital Region, Baguio City, Iloilo City and Bacolod City. These samples were directly handed to students, employees and participants in loot bags, together with our TRR Flyers. Promotion of this FREE sample condoms and water-based lubricants in social media is strong to catch the attention of the at-risk population and the key affected areas. TRR's aggressive distribution has penetrated the gay social media platforms.



From January 1 until this day, TRR has distributed more than 20,000 FREE condoms and more than 10,000 FREE lubricants all over the Philippines. TRR's target goal, aside from the current program, is to distribute in spas, bath houses, more motels and gay bars.




FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONDOM AND LUBRICANT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM OF PROJECT RED RIBBON:

EMAIL US AT:
contact@projectredribbon.org

   YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT THE HOTLINE NUMBERS LISTED BELOW





QUESTIONS ABOUT HIV AND AIDS?
WANT TO GET TESTED?
CALL US!

TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 


0928-908-6288
0977-131-2046
0906-389-2402
 0917-899-0473
0927-823-0300 
0917-932-3122
0916-216-2066

If you want to join a private HIV support group in Facebook, please add our Online Care Manager, Tomasito Ang Suta, or our Program Coordinator, Keren Augustin C. Blances and request to be added in the group. We have a lot of PLHIV, counselors, HIV doctors, advocates and supporters who you can talk to.




"Spreading Compassion"

-Project Red Ribbon-



Want to be ASSISTED for the HIV TEST?? 
Check this link:


If you have comments or questions, please click this link:





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