World AIDS Day — 30 year anniversary (Project Headshot Clinic and The Red Whistle)

It's sort of like clockwork for me now, I guess, to write something on this day. For ten years now, I've been celebrating World AIDS Day making as much noise online as possible.  I mean, after all, I am a person living with HIV. I have been told by a doctor that I had AIDS…Read more World AIDS Day — 30 year anniversary (Project Headshot Clinic and The Red Whistle)

Project Headshot Clinic X

I'm one with the millions of people all over the world in the fight against HIV and AIDS. My advocacy began with the Headshot Clinic and with Niccolo Cosme. Ten years ago, he shifted Project Headshot Clinic's message for HIV awareness and prevention and it marks the year that I became public with my HIV…Read more Project Headshot Clinic X

Beneath My Skin (video)

To celebrate World AIDS Day 2016, Niccolo Cosme released a new exhibit called XIV. Niccolo has always used Christian iconography in his art and XIV is an allusion to the stations of the cross. His paintings were painted with HIV-positive blood and narrated the untold stories of people living with HIV in the Philippines. The opening…Read more Beneath My Skin (video)

We can end AIDS together

It's World AIDS Day today. This my ninth year to celebrate World AIDS Day as a person living with HIV. In the Philippines, the HIV situation is considered an epidemic and recently it has been touted as a "youth epidemic" with the most-at-risk and most vulnerable sector of society are young men and women ages…Read more We can end AIDS together

A Positive Life (Panorama, Manila Bulletin)

We were living: making choices—some of them reckless or misinformed, doing what felt right or normal or within the boundaries of what was acceptable to us, even if we didn’t know the whole truth about what we were getting ourselves into. I had no idea the person I was sleeping with back then was HIV…Read more A Positive Life (Panorama, Manila Bulletin)

post World AIDS Day thoughts

I wasn't able to write anything new for World AIDS Day yesterday because... you know what? I don't know why I couldn't. It's weird to have to write about World AIDS Day when you aren't at the front lines anymore. Usually, I'd have a few events already scheduled and I've been doing extra research and…Read more post World AIDS Day thoughts

Remnants On Sale for the month of December

In celebration of World AIIDS Day tomorrow (December 1), I'm putting my book on sale. I don't know. It just seems like the right thing to do. I didn't think it was an HIV book or a collection of HIV poems or whatever. I thought I was writing outside of that, the life I lead…Read more Remnants On Sale for the month of December