The Positive Action Foundation Philippines Incorporated

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A fun run is one of the popular fitness events that draw large attention from fitness buffs or hobbyists alike. And although it is still a race, where winners are called, and winning loot bags, raffle prizes, and cash prizes are craved after, most runners join fun runs because of the socialization part. Needless to say, running along with your peers, meeting new runners and socializing after the run goes beyond the competition.

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In celebration of World AIDS Day 2015 last December 1, employees of MAC Cosmetic Philippines underwent an HIV education at MAC’s office at Buendia, Makati. “The basic HIV training was given to further enhance and update the knowledge of MAC employees on the HIV and AIDS situation in the Philippines,” says Celestino Ramirez, Vice President and Training Director of Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI).

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This year marks the celebration of the 15th year of continuous project sponsorship of the Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, Pasasalamat Fund and AusAID. Their continuous support in the maintenance and operation of the Abot Kamay Drop–in Centre (AKDC) allows Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) to provide appropriate psychosocial support services, counseling and home–based care services to people living with HIV (PLHIVs).

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Reports from the HIV and AIDS Registry of the Department of Health (DoH) shows that a total of 2,101 HIV cases from October 2012 to June 2015 were people who engage in transactional sex or people in prostitution. They belong to the sector of the most-at-risk along with the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and males having sex with males (MSM). “The rising number of HIV incidence in the Philippines calls for a more intensified HIV awareness education among the most-at-risk and this includes people who engage in transactional sex,” tells Rodel Navarra, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI).

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“It was not too long ago when an absurd post about a supposedly HIV infected blood contaminated a pineapple and in turn passed the HIV to the person who ate the fruit,” says Joshua T. Formentera, President of Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI).

More than three decades since the discovery of HIV, the populace is still riddled with hordes of misconceptions about HIV and AIDS. Social media is still populated with posts that kindled ignorance that further stigmatize and discriminate people living with HIV (PLHIV). And according to Formentera, the high number of shares and likes only shows that awareness and education drive on HIV and AIDS should be done in the most creative way to reach a large number of Filipinos.
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Did you know that the 83% increase in the HIV incidence in the Philippines happened in the span of the last five years? According to the HIV and AIDS Registry of the Department of Health (DoH), the alarming increase was from January 2010 until 2015 and contributory to the increase is the sector of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) that even registered 8% in the total number of newly diagnosed last June 2015.
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one (1) slot for female Social Health Worker (SHW)

Please apply and send your resume to PAFPI Admin Office or email us.
Address to:
Mr. Rodel G. Navarra
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI)
2613 Dian Street, Malate, Manila


My name is Genesis and I’m 26 years old when I got diagnosed HIV positive; yes, HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus. And this is my personal testimony about how beautiful life is, specially if you are surrounded with great and positive people.When I heard the news about my status during a closed door counseling, I don’t know how to accept it, I don’t know what to say and what to feel. In other words, I was speechless. Good thing there was counselor who encouraged me to cheer up, to calm down, and to regain my composure. He said it was like a simple mathematical equation, where we have been given an X and Y and we have to accept the given X and Y and find out what it was all about. It was a choice, really. On what path you want to take.
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The record of new HIV incidence made news last July 2014 when the number reached 585, the highest incidence since 1984. But those who are working in the health sectors and non-government organizations knew that the number will not get any better. “The record of new HIV incidence will not get lower, but it’ll just worsen,” says Mr. Rodel Navarra, Chief Operating Officer of Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI). And true enough, the number of new cases last June 2015, one year after, reached an extremely alarming level at 772 new HIV cases. That’s a big jump from the 17 new HIV incidence per day in 2014 to 22 new HIV incidence in 2015.

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MAC World AIDS Day Celebration 2014

PAFPI HIV and AIDS Information and Education on Wheels

Inspirational message by the vice president and chief operating officer