One Time Big Time

Posted by Pozziepinoy on 2:14 PM
Today Project Red Ribbon assisted a client who emailed about his concerns. A week before he came to the office, he said that he took the test and the clinic called the following day but he wasn't able to pick up. He tried calling them again but with no response. 

Client HIV Screening

He got worried. Well, he has been worrying since he already has rashes and some bruises which are going up his trunk from his legs. He had a consultation with a doctor previously and the doctor's first impression was lupus erythematosus. He took some series of lab tests and the doctor dismissed the impression and prescribed the HIV test.

Today, we met him and took him to the office for the HIV screening. Simone, our counselor talked to his about HIV and the treatment.  The result turned out to be reactive.

We told the client some option. oil where to go now. We gave him choices as top where to go. Since he has HMO and PhilHealth, we referred him to our newest partner, the Clinic 1276 of St. Lukes Global City. We linked him to care fast by calling the nurse of the new hub to assist him. They have been coordinating when we left.

Client was given condoms

During the course of counseling he told us that he was always wearing condoms when having sex. He said that there was only one instance when a condom sex happened when he got drunk, and when he woke up it was already too late. He also mentioned that he suspected that the guy was HIV positive as he changes from his body and after their condoles sex, he just disappeared.

It really can happen. One can get HIV from a one time big time condomless sex. Like what we always tell people, do not mix alcohol with sex as there is a tendency of not using condom when there's a sexual activity. In the clients case, he didn't know that something was happening but he still woke up but never pushed away the guy, which meant that despite of this, he still allowed it, since he was drunk.

It really its an unsafe country now. We really don not know who has HIV and who hasn't. We just need to continuously do our part in educating and distributing condoms. We still have to do our best to help people and save lives.


TRR HIV Hotline Numbers 


Office: TThS Phone Counselling
(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.

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