HIV Registry: September 2014

Posted on 02. Nov, 2014 by in HIV/AIDS in the Philippines

HIV Registry: September 2014

The National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health said there were 565 new HIV Ab sero-positive individuals confirmed by the STD/AIDS Cooperative Central Laboratory for the month of September. The figure is 32% percent higher compared to the same period last year. Of the total cases, 55 were reported to be AIDS cases. Aside from the […]

[Dash of SAS] A lifeline running out

Posted on 18. Oct, 2014 by in HIV/AIDS in the Philippines

People living with HIV have to take anti-retroviral therapy (ART) every day for the rest of their lives. But supply in the Philippines is often short due to a number of factors. The first alarm went off early this year, in January. Instead of his usual 3 ½ months’ supply of anti-retroviral therapy (ART), Yomi […]

[DASH of SAS] Dear new solo mom

Posted on 18. Oct, 2014 by in Sassy

[DASH of SAS] Dear new solo mom

‘Allow yourself to understand that sometimes asking for help is not an admission of helplessness or inadequacy – but a natural, honest acceptance of who you are and who you are not’ Dear New Solo Mom, You don’t know me, but I know you. As a little girl, you may have dreamed of being a […]

[DASH of SAS] Not a slut, not a saint

Posted on 30. Sep, 2014 by in Safe (Sensible) Sex, Sex & Relationships

[DASH of SAS] Not a slut, not a saint

‘Being who we are can never be used as a cause or justification for rape’ Rape is rape. And it can happen to anyone – be they a slut or a saint. It wasn’t even supposed to be a “date-date,” was how Sophia (not her real name) began to recount her story. It was 8 […]

Does the global HIV response understand sex?

Posted on 31. Aug, 2014 by in HIV/AIDS Global News

MELBOURNE, 28 August 2014 (IRIN) – Stigma, squeamishness and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behaviour, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards “sex positive” approaches could enhance social acceptance and increase protection. “If we look at historical […]

PINOY TEENS SOS : Seeking Opportunities and Solutions to Adolescent Health Concerns

Posted on 31. Aug, 2014 by in SASsy Events

PINOY TEENS SOS : Seeking Opportunities and Solutions to Adolescent Health Concerns

The Challenge is On! Greetings! A Warm welcome to the 8th Biennial Convention of the Society of Adolescent Medicine of the Philippines, Inc. (SAMPI). This year, the dynamic organizing committee, supported by the Board members and officers of SAMPI, has put together a vigorous mix of presentations, scientific data, researches, and calls for actions. The […]

[DASH OF SAS] Love doesn’t have to hurt

Posted on 22. Aug, 2014 by in Sex & Relationships

There is a school-based program designed to educate middle to high-school students about positive dating relationships MANILA, Philippines – A woman is most likely to be physically abused or hurt by someone she knows or someone she has – or has had – an intimate relationship with. A man, in contrast, is generally most likely to experience […]

[DASH of SAS] HIV: Young people are dying when they shouldn’t be

Posted on 03. Aug, 2014 by in HIV/AIDS in the Philippines

The numbers will tell you their own story of how HIV is a concentrated epidemic among men who have sex with men, between the ages of 20-29. My Facebook newsfeed reads like something out of the 1980s. I see a lot of short eulogies posted by friends paying homage to friends who have been taken […]

The world is winning against HIV, so why is the Philippines losing?

Posted on 29. Jul, 2014 by in HIV/AIDS in the Philippines

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Melbourne lights up red to honor #MH17 victims

Posted on 28. Jul, 2014 by in Uncategorized

A celebration of the AIDS 2014 conference has become a memorial to the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 crash MELBOURNE, Australia – Buildings bathed in red light were supposed to show support for the 20th International AIDS conference (AIDS2014) and its goal to end HIV and AIDS. Now, they also serve as a tribute […]