“Updating of the Unique Identifier Code (UIC) and Social Hygiene Clinic Reporting System”
1. Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI), an organization currently working as Sub Recipient on the Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Treatment, Care and Support Component to the Global Fund HIV Project–TFM–NFM–IFM Round 6 (GFR6) HIV and AIDS Project in the Philippines, with the Department of Health (DOH) as Principal Recipient, is currently organizing the hiring of Consultant for the Updating of the Unique Identifier Code (UIC) and Social Hygiene Clinic Reporting System.
The love month is here and it is also the time when cupid runs wild. The spell of Venus coupled with the naughtiness of Cupid was a vicious combination that inflicts couples and lovers. Steaming passion consequently shoots the sales of temporary love nests to skyrocket high. But along with it is the increasing chances of HIV infections among hot blooded people wallowing in casual encounters. Needless to say, possibilities of getting infected with HIV is high among people who do not take precautions and use condom for protection.
The holiday season is the time for love and sharing especially to those who needed it most. And this season, Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) through the support of MAC AIDS Fund conducted a gift giving activity to the patients confined in the H4 Ward at San Lazaro Hospital in Manila last December 15, 2014.
PAFPI’s President Joshua Formentera, Ma. Cristina Culaste and other staff and volunteers of PAFPI brought holiday cheers to 19 patients currently confined in the H4 Ward. “These patients need our care and love especially this holiday season. Most of them are having a hard time coping up financially because being confined in a hospital due to different opportunistic infections is no walk in the park,” Formentera shared.
TLY 3S EOI #03 Call for Expression of Interest
Project: Construction of HIV Testing Hub in Pasig City
Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) in partnership with Loveyourself, Inc. are in the process of developing and constructing of another clinic for HIV testing and
prevention under the 3S Project in Pasig City. PAFPI, on behalf of Loveyourself, Inc. hereby request for expression of interest from eligible and competent contractors to submit pre-qualification information for construction / refurbishment of clinics in Pasig City, which includes the following major components:
a. Make measurements of the rented space for the clinics
b. Design effective floor plan for efficient clinic operation
c. Construction of the space and interior finishing
d. Refurbishment and installation of fixture (air-con, etc.)
e. Electrical Installations.
INVITATION TO BID: Ethnographic Study of Males who have Sex with Males (MSM) based on the Results of the Venue-Specific Analysis of the 2013 IHBSS
Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI), an organization currently working as Sub Recipient on the Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Treatment, Care and Support Component to the Global Fund Round 6 (GFR6) HIV and AIDS Project in the Philippines, with the Department of Health (DOH) as Principal Recipient, is currently organizing the hiring of Consultant to implement an Ethnographic Study of Males who have Sex with Males (MSM) based on the results of the venue-specific analysis of the 2013 Integrated HIV Behavioral and Serologic Surveillance (IHBSS).
Contributed by: Fantasy X, Dian Street
I will never forget the moment this girl asked me why am I volunteering for Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Incorporated (PAFPI). She assumed that I am not an HIV positive individual and that I am not an affected family member either. But when I told her that I am a client and that I was diagnosed last May 29, 2013 at Manila Social Hygiene Clinic, I saw how surprised she was.
After that conversation, we made it a point to share countless moments of laughter and endless jokes every time we cross our paths. I wonder if there’s a reason behind her smile. I suddenly had the urge to ask her about it. And here’s her story.
This is my first time to deliver a testimony about my HIV status in front of several unfamiliar faces since I was diagnosed. It feels like I am transported back to a time wherein I am lying on a bed and some of the patients near me were slowly dying. I’ll never forget how life consumed each and every soul beside me. I can hardly see the difference between what I went through on that situation and the feeling I have right now. The similarity is so uncanny that it gave me chills just thinking about it.
Contributed by: Joan delos Reyes Bassig
When you’re burnt out from work, what do you do? When you’ve come to realize that no matter how much you love what you do, working 12 hours a day will not bring you success the way you thought it would. What now?
I decided to volunteer. I had a good talk with a friend of mine whom I haven’t seen for a year. He’s been doing volunteer work at PAFPI and he showed me his plans to help PAFPI become a sustainable NGO. Growing up, my mom would encourage us to volunteer to various churches and school activities. So I thought, this should be pretty straightforward.
It was not; it was more like learning a new culture, with its own language and expressions. Every Friday at PAFPI takes me to the Land of Sailor-moon, costume play and the like. Sex is always the hottest topic, next to hot celebrities and beauty pageants, both local and international. Now and then someone would start to catwalk and everyone else would follow suit. Suddenly, a flash of nostalgia would creep up, of a life that was. I can feel their pain, it’s overwhelming. I am learning a lot from these people; life, love, acceptance, family, sacrifice, hope and so much more. I love every minute of it.
One of the most prominent ways in order for college professors to give their students a high grade is a research paper or a thesis containing a topic untouched by many. This is what transpired for the past few months of seeing students from different universities, come and go at the drop-in centers of Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI).
Although some few students who made HIV and AIDS their chosen field of interest immersed themselves just for the purpose of having a high grade or simply passing the required paper, it was all good since visiting the drop-in centers would give HIV and AIDS peer educators a chance to share their stories. And even though a handful won’t even dare to share a meal with people living with HIV, it was still an opportunity for peer educators to give the right information that sharing of food and eating together would not harm them and would not give them HIV.
HIV and AIDS educators / counselors do understand that it was human nature to fear what people don’t know and understand. Talking and sharing HIV / AIDS information to these students would help address HIV and AIDS misconceptions and hopefully eradicate the unfounded fear and stigma about the virus. So if you want to know more about HIV and AIDS, please do give us a visit at 2613 Dian St., Malate, Manila.