Category Archives: Advocacy

The senile “HIV/AIDS” Law in the Philippines

12.13.2017 So I was asked to answer a key informant interview (written) and I found myself writing down some articles from the 1998 law.  I noted some sections are “limiting barriers” and a lot of the other sections as not … Continue reading

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July to August 2017, HIV AIDS REGISTRY OF THE PHILIPPINES

11.27.2017 There was a delay in the national report for the HIV / AIDS registry, so here you go Some “notable noted” points were: 1962 new cases for July to August, 2017. No, that’s not my birth year =) That … Continue reading

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It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay

11.03.2017 You committed to attend to a patient, and then you didn’t show up. You’re a volunteer and people don’t pay you to do these things. It’s not right, but it’s okay You attended a training class, and then you … Continue reading

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An overnight at Gigantes

07.09.2017 We got to the first island (Balagon Island) at around 1130am yesterday. Boom! A girl friend got stung by a big jelly fish. We were frightened that we had to bring her over to the nearest island where an … Continue reading

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Latest Health Dep’t Order Moves Us Forward

09.22.2017 We have for so long been waiting for this to come out.  Finally, a week ago, the Department of Health signed an administrative order (2017-009) with the subject: Policies and Guidelines  in the Conduct of HIV Testing Services in … Continue reading

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When Pozzies Gather

  09.13.2017 A few nights ago, we had the pleasure of meeting a few members of the positive community in Cebu.  It was a  fun night. We were laughing and @cebur14m was particularly funny.  Stories were shared.  Laughter filled the … Continue reading

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Wil’s Road That Kept Winding

09.13.2017 CD4 = 5 You first came to me asking for help, you skipped treatment and wanted to come back for your ARVs.  I referred you to Ed. It took sometime before you eventually did. CD = 3 You came … Continue reading

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Region 3 (Central Luzon) Treatment Facilities – as of June 30, 2017

09.04.2017 For your reference, here are the list of the Central Luzon treatment facilities as of July 05, 2017:   ( IF you need a soft AND CLEAR copy, please email hashcommunityoperations@gmail.com  OR try this file: ART FACILITIES AND PERSONNEL … Continue reading

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Zamboanga (HIV) Adventure

08/30/2017 August 27, 2017 We got to Zamboanga around 1 in the afternoon and we went on to our hotel.  We did an online booking and we found (the night before) Jardin de Lavina.  It wasn’t a fancy hotel but … Continue reading

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“JET”

08.28.2017 May 08, 2017 I just got back from a near 10 hour drive from Ilocos.  I had to see you for HIV screening and admittedly, my mind was not up to it.  Exhausted, I dragged my ass and drove … Continue reading

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