I first wrote about all of this in the previous post: Calling Dr. Ona and the DOH regarding ARV delays. Since the letter of Pozzie Pinoy erupted and had been passed around on the Internet, apparently, the DOH has responded and had this to say (taken from the Twitter of Ryan Edward Chua): What gets to…Read more and more on the ART/ARV shortage in the Philippines
This letter is circulating and it has been sent to me twice today. It's from the blogger Pozzie Pinoy and it's a letter to Dr. Ona of the Department of Health (DOH) to address the delays in the anti-retroviral treatment (ART), which is necessary for the HIV community to stay healthy.In fact, early treatment with…Read more Calling Dr. Ona and the DOH regarding ARV delays
The Department of Health (DOH) just recently announced that they are working out a way to make HIV testing compulsory. It has come to this. And I'm unsure about how to feel about it. Read the article here: Coming Soon: Compulsory HIV-AIDS tests? How do I feel about this? I don't know. In March of…Read more compulsory HIV testing coming soon?
I am almost out of my meds so I went to the SHIP Clinic in Shaw and met with Dr. Kate to get a new supply of my ARVs. The usual standard supply is three months so that the patients don't have to keep coming back every month but because of a delay in the…Read more through the kindness of others
I've begun with my HIV advocacy early this year. My last talk was on December 22 or around that time; speaking about my experiences in the Australian-New Zealand Bank in Makati and Eastwood. It was different to do it in a corporate setting -- because these are some of the sectors that we have to…Read more Get Them While They Are Young
Got the e-mail today from the DOH HIV/AIDS Registry. As of March of this year, there are 313 new cases of HIV. Three people died of AIDS related causes. This is the highest amount of newly diagnosed cases in the country since they started tracking in the 1980s. There are more than nine thousand people…Read more 313
When I saw Dr. Salvana the other day, he shared with me some very good news. I asked about the situation on the Global Fund donations for free HIV medicine to third world countries like ours. The news is that by 2012, they would re-evaluate the contract and the first world countries who donate the…Read more Thank you, government (No sarcasm here)