Category Archives: Advocacy

Built That Way

07.06.2018 some people are resilient, strong-willed and will fight till the end. they thrive in challenges, they rise above pain. some are just not that way, they fall on their knees– they tremble in the dark. we’re all built differently. … Continue reading

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Gringo: A Nice (Accidental) Find

07.01.2018 so we were at the mall shopping for some basic needs of a patient we endorsed (to a shelter) and we ended up looking for a place for lunch…. we saw Gringo. A ribs place at the ground level … Continue reading

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u=u =struggle

06.20.2018 A recent tweet led to a long thread where the tweet said, I’m in a monogamous serodiscordant relationship. My partner is HIV-, and I am an HIV+ top with undetectable viral load for years already. We do bare sex … Continue reading

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A friend made & a flight delayed

03.26.2018 I was particularly restless knowing that the flight will be delayed for at least 2 hours.  You sent me a message on Grindr asking If I was also in the airport.  I told myself, “Hell! No, I won’t screen … Continue reading

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The Innocent

03.25.2018 Normally, I can screen-reactive someone for HIV and not get affected but you, you were different. I had a day of 7 non-reactive cases.  I ended my day at the gym and you suddenly messaged me on Grindr. You … Continue reading

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6 babies, 3 oldies, 8 hours- and a lifetime

03.18.2018 Sorry can’t post pics of the kids, but I assure, they’re all cute. All kids are. =) Spent Sunday with Christina and Nato.  We were exhausted, but it was worth it. 200 pm Baby Ren, born Feb 01, 2018, … Continue reading

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September 2017, HIV AIDS REGISTRY OF THE PHILIPPINES

12.20.2017 Yesterday, the September HIV/AIDS Registry was released by our partners at the Epidemiology Bureau, you may see the file here: EB_HIV_September_AIDSreg2017 Some bullet points: 936 New cases; 130 of which were classified as AIDS cases 489 of the 936 … Continue reading

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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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