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HIV TESTS (AND WHERE TO GET ONE)

08.24.2014 Republic Act 8504 says testing should be confidential and voluntary. Let’s leave it at that. So what’s the process when getting tested? 1. Pre-Test Counseling Here your counselor might ask you why you’re in the same room as he … Continue reading

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So You Felt Discriminated

The unlawful/inappropriate practices that come with Living w/ HIV/AIDS in the Philippines. Some would be: 5 newly hired employees were required to take the HIV test. PLHIV1 opted not to take the test, and ultimately, not to pursue the employment … Continue reading

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Mahal Kita (January, 2006)

Mahal kita (Jan2006)  Mahal Kita… kahit magulo minsan. Kahit Komplikado. Mahal kita kahit hindi mo pinaniniwalaan na ang lambing ay minsan nakatago sa kunwang pagseselos. Mahal kita kahit ang mundo natin, umiikot lang sa ating dalawa. Walang iba. Kahit hindi ko … Continue reading

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#REDx Candlelight

A few days after the December 01 World AIDS Day in UP Diliman, our  own @chiefniko04 joined his creator for  peace so eternal and love so pure. December 14, 2013. (Evening) #REDx attendees were scrambling to prepare for the Mr&Ms REDx. Twitterlandia … Continue reading

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#REDx – Less than 24 hours

Dec 13, 2013.   I started my count down more than 48 hours prior to the event. It was a big oops since the countdown did say less than 24 hours to go.  For the past weeks, the organizers have … Continue reading

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Joned Ian – You will be missed

Joned Ian. And before anyone concludes. he is not HIV poz. I met Ian around 2006-2007 through (what was then called) Guys4men.   We had a brief (one) sexual encounter and we lost touch shortly after that. We were however … Continue reading

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(Not) Getting Tested

October 25, 2013 So, the only way to know your HIV Status is by getting tested. You go through: Pre-Test Counseling HIV Antibody screening (or Rapid test, in some cases) Post-test counseling Confirmatory But we know so many people who … Continue reading

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Planning for PLHIV Support

October 09, 2013 Today, I met up with two former HIV-NGO colleagues and brainstormed on what needs to be done. We were supposed to brainstorm but we ended up updating ourselves  on ongoing HIV related efforts by different organizations.  Some … Continue reading

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I’m A Lucky Son of a B*tch…and I’m Thankful

I never thought the day would come when I would write about the time I got infected with HIV.    Come to think of it, I am unable to put a finger on who or when I got infected. How … Continue reading

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