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 31, 2017

FREE Condoms and Lubricants

The Project Red Ribbon is giving out FREE condoms and lubricants in our office in Ortigas Center. To get your free condoms and lubricants, just call the office or the numbers listed below. 



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

TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 

0915-427-3407
0906-390-1031
0927-287-8210
0975-387-3173

Office: 
Unit 607 Lumiere Suites
#21 General Capinpin St. 
Barangay San Antonio,
Ortigas Center, Pasig City

TThS Phone Counselling
9am-4pm
(02) 656-7297


If you want to join a private HIV support group in Facebook, please add Darwin Tenoria, the TRR Program Director 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-



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Check this link:


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December 2016 HIV and AIDS Treatment Hubs in the Philippines


List of HIV and AIDS Treatment Hubs in the Philippines: December Update

Source: Department of Health, Epidemiology Bureau


Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry: December 2016 Report

The Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry ( HIV/AIDS and ART Registry of the Philippines) for the month of December of the Department of Health - Epidemiology Bureau just came out.

Based on the Registry, there were 750 new HIV cases in December 2016. 96% of the cases were male, more than half belong to the age range of 25-34 year old, and 29% belong to the 15-24 age range. 

The top three regions with the highest cases were: the National Capital Region, Region IVA and Region III.

Sexual contact is the mode of transmission among the cases, followed by needle sharing among drug injecting users. 3 pregnant women were reported to have HIV.

Since 1984, there are 39,622 HIV cases reported,  with 17,940 people on antiretroviral therapy with 1,969 deaths.

For more information, refer to the report below:

Source: Department of Health, Epidemiology Bureau








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

TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 

0915-427-3407
0906-390-1031
0927-287-8210
0975-387-3173

Office: TThS Phone Counselling
9am-4pm
(02) 656-7297


If you want to join a private HIV support group in Facebook, please add Darwin Tenoria, the TRR Program Director 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-



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Check this link:


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Human Red Ribbon: Breaking Barriers and Breaking Records


Project Red Ribbon in cooperation with the Department of Health - National AIDS/STI Prevention and Control Program, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine - AIDS Research Group and Save the Children present the 1st Philippine HIV and AIDS event this year, the Human Red Ribbon: Breaking Barriers and Breaking Records.

This national event will be held at the Quirico Grandstand on March 17, 2017 from 1pm to 8pm. This is primarily an HIV and AIDS awareness campaign to break stigma and discrimination, to promote the use of condoms and lubricants and to popularize the HIV Screening and testing all over the Philippines. The Project Red Ribbon's goal is to increase the number of people getting screened and tested from March to May 2017 or prior to the next event, the Philippine International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2017.

Human Red Ribbon is not only an awareness campaign, but also a move to break the Guinness Book of World Record for Human Awareness Ribbon. The current record is 8,300 and the Philippines would like to break it in March. 

Schools, universities, government agencies, non-government organization's, companies,  faith-based organizations are invited to join. 

Please visit the Facebook page for details:

Human Red Ribbon Facebook Page
Human Red Ribbon Event Page


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

TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 

0915-427-3407
0906-390-1031
0927-287-8210
0975-387-3173

Office: TThS Phone Counselling
9am-4pm
(02) 656-7297


If you want to join a private HIV support group in Facebook, please add Darwin Tenoria, the TRR Program Director 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:


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Monday, January 30, 2017

Philippine HIV and AIDS Media Articles

DeEd Won't Allow School Distribution of Condoms

Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones officially rules out condom distribution in schools. She also added that parents can now relax

(Source of message and photo below from ABS-CBN News Channel)



This has been a controversial move by the Department of Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial which ordered the distribution of condoms in schools to stop the spread of HIV.


Project Red Ribbon had heard conflicting sides to this move, however, the Foundation would like to reiterate that strong awareness and prevention campaigns are necessary and massive education campaigns, including the inclusion of HIV and AIDS in the current curriculum is the still most effective way. Making it readily available everywhere should be instituted and promotion of the importance of its use in mass media should be implemented. We should encourage more advertisers of condoms and lubricants to keep on promoting them in mass media, in magazines and newspapers and even in television and show solidarity so that we can finally arrest this growing HIV epidemic in the country.

Please read this article: 





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

TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 

0915-427-3407
0906-390-1031
0927-287-8210
0975-387-3173

Office: TThS Phone Counselling
9am-4pm
(02) 656-7297


If you want to join a private HIV support group in Facebook, please add Darwin Tenoria, the TRR Program Director 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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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dilemma of Disclosure


Hi Pozziepinoy,

I searched the internet and I found your blog. It is very informative, I learned a lot from the stories of people with HIV like me.

I'm 19 years old by the way. I was diagnosed HIV positive 6 months ago. I wasn't sick at all, but because of the HIV news that I heard, I decided to take the HIV Test. Right now, I am taking ARV's and my CD4 was 234.

My question is how will I tell my parents that I have HIV? Up to now, only 2 of my college friends now about my status.

Hope you can give me an advice.

Thank you.

Nineteen


POZZIEPONOY'S RESPONSE

Hi Nineteen,

Thank you for your email. Thank you for checking out the blog. Like you, many stories came from our avid readers and followers. Like you, many emailed their concerns and questions about HIV and AIDS and our answers have enlightened a lot not only Filipinos but also by people from different countries. It is great to know that by bringing up the concerns, we educate others. By raising questions, we also answer questions of other people who have the same question.

I am so proud of you Nineteen. You heard the news and you took the chance of taking the HIV test. A lot of people in the country still have hesitations in taking the HIV test, but not you. You have the courage to know it, despite your age. You have the courage to take the risk. Your action showed maturity despite your young age. So proud of you.

Going to your concern, let me tell you this. Acceptance is not rushed. It will come to you. First of all, acceptance has to come from you first. You have to accept that right now, you have an incurable but manageable disease. You have to accept that for now, you need to take your antiretroviral medicines regularly without any misses or skips. You have to accept the fact that HIV is just another disease, that if managed properly, with regular check ups and doctor visits, you have a good and long life. You have to accept the fact that despite having HIV, you can reach all your dreams, you will have a family of your own, you will have a stable job and you will have a long lasting relationship.

Disclosure to others is now the next step. The disclosure that you need to do is towards your family and loved ones. The question that is very important for you to answer is why do you need to disclose to them. is it to establish a support system or because you care for them? Is it for them to understand you and your health? Is it for them to know that you care for their opinion? Is it for the mere fact that they have the right to know because they are your family or loved ones? For a partner, is it because he has to right to know or for you = to protect him or to love you more?

Knowing the reason for disclosure is very important. To be honest, it is a case to case basis. When I disclosed to my siblings on day 2 of my diagnosis, my reason was so that I have nothing to hide from them so as I won't get worried anymore and so I can focus on getting my self well. It was really a fast thought that I affirmed that I need to tell all my loved ones so I won't worry about them as I go through the process of worrying about myself.

Some people talk to their siblings and family for support, because they can't handle it alone. We advice the Project Red Ribbon's clients to talk even to a psychologist, counselor or even to a psychiatrist. Talking is very important. The burden becomes heaviest when you alone carry it. By speaking up, by talking and disclosure, you unload you heart and mind from all the worries so you can move forward.

Of course, not all have positive outcomes. Some families may have rejection. Some loved ones may move away or even push you away. Well that's the fact of life. It can happen to everyone. But it is most important that you have allowed them to know than keeping it to yourself. It is better to know how they would feel, because love can't be a one way street. It needs a give and take, it needs understanding, it needs openness. Love and understanding also need nurturing and time.

However, rejection is very painful. But acceptance is not only on your part of the deal. It needs also readiness to accept on their part. You can't just force them to accept you or HIV. It will be their decision. If you have been educated, they too need to be educated. If they need to understand you, then make an effort to open your heart to them.

During 5 years of Project Red Ribbon's existence as an advocacy foundation, we have seen families supporting their son, sister, brother and daughters in the hubs. We have seen how people became more close because of disclosure.

But, like what I said, it has to start from you. Accept it for others to accept it as well. Armor yourself with education so others can do the same. 

You are courageous, Nineteen. You are strong. I know, in the near future, like how you faced the HIV Test with open mindedness, you will be able to face your loved ones and tell them the truth, with full honesty, with full of love and care.

I do hope that somehow the response somehow enlightened you. If you have other concerns, please feel free to email us again.

I am so proud of you.


Stay healthy,
Pozziepinoy


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

TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 

0915-427-3407
0906-390-1031
0927-287-8210
0975-387-3173

Office: TThS Phone Counselling
9am-4pm
(02) 656-7297


If you want to join a private HIV support group in Facebook, please add Darwin Tenoria, the TRR Program Director 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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10 minute HIV Screening

Project Red Ribbon offers HIV Screening:

1. Central Office: Ortigas Center, City Pasig
2. Outreach: Group of 10 people or more and we will go to your place in Metro Manila
3. Baguio City at Rainbow Barracks
4. Any barangay in Pagsanjan, Laguna
5. Municipal Health Office, Pagsanjan, Laguna
6. Laguna Medical Center, Sta. Cruz, Laguna
7. RITM- ARG, Muntinlupa, Alabang
8. Employees of Teleperformance Philippines, in all clinic sites, nationwide
9. Cebu City: Bisdak Pride, Inc. and Visayas Community Medical Center
10. Surigao City: CARAGA Regional Hospital, Look for Ms. Connie Reyes

It is fast, it is confidential, it is discreet using the pin prick method. Result comes out in 10 minutes. This is in partnership with the Department of Health - National AIDS/STI Prevention and Control Program and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine - AIDS Research Group 

If interested, just call us at the numbers provided below.

"We act FAST, when we CARE"
Project Red Ribbon



Saturday, January 28, 2017

Valentine's Party: A Duyan Program for Children with HIV



TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 

0915-427-3407
0906-390-1031
0927-287-8210
0975-387-3173

Office: TThS Phone Counselling
9am-4pm
(02) 656-7297


If you want to join a private HIV support group in Facebook, please add Darwin Tenoria, the TRR Program Director 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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