Stigma and discrimination are results of misinformation and lack of education about HIV and AIDS. Many people still cringe at the mere idea of HIV/AIDS. More often than not, people living with HIV are viewed with disdain and prejudice. With that in mind, Positive Action Foundation Philippines. Inc. (PAFPI) held a seminar entitled HIV/AIDS Stigma Reduction among Stakeholders.
A one day (15th of June 2017; Bayview Park Hotel, Manila) seminar that aimed to:
UP-Manila’s Profs. Laufred Hernandez and Dr. Reynaldo Imperial, both PAFPI stalwarts, facilitated the event that was attended by at least 40 participants from SeaPower Shipping Enterprises Inc., Positibong Marino Philippines, Inc. (PMPI), PhilSafe Marine Services, Inc., Fivestar Marine Services Corp., Fairview Shipping Corp., Technomar Crew Management Corp., ZONTA Club of Quezon City, Bargonfip Shipmanagement Inc., ST Ocean Philippines, Inc., SeaWorld Maritime Corp., Crew Care Inc., CBZ Medical Clinic, Sea Bird Shipmanagement Inc., Crewbenefit Inc., KAKAMMPI, Jebsens Maritime Inc., and the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC).
Meanwhile, PNAC’s Rench Chaliongco delivered a lecture on the ‘HIV/AIDS Situation in the Philippines, while Dr. Nymia Pemintel Simbulan also from UP-Manila and PAFPI, discussed ‘RA 8504-Philippines AIDS Law’ and other related policies.
PMPI President Jebsen Gamido, likewise addressed the various issues confronting PLHIV seafarers.
Department of Health (DOH) HIV and AIDS Registry show that April 2017 recorded a total of 629 newly diagnosed HIV cases with an average of 27 diagnosed per day.. The April numbers saw a staggering jump from the 526 and 600 record last January and February respectively. Most newly diagnosed came from the National Capital Region (NCR) with 37% followed by Region 4A with 17% and Region 3 with 9%.
Please apply and send your resume to PAFPI Admin Office or email us.
Mr. Rodel G. Navarra
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI)
2613 Dian Street, Malate, Manila
Pursuant to Article III of the AIDS Law on Testing, Screening and Counseling, as well as Administrative Order 2010-0028 issued by the DOH, PAFPI in collaboration with DOH through the latter’s IDO and SACCL will facilitate the conduct of “Training on HIV Counseling to Testing (HCtT).” Towards DOH-certification, the training is in response to the increasing demand for HIV counseling and testing services.
The four (4)-day live-out training objective is likewise geared towards enhancement of participants’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in providing HIV counseling, including pre- and post-test counseling to clients who access this service at the health service facility.
In view hereof, PAFPI is now opening its registration for interested facilities and individuals. To defray training costs and operating expenses, participation fees will be charged. Kindly download and fill-out the Registration Form here, and then send the accomplished form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attached also is the administrative order for HCtT.
For further inquiries, you may contact PAFPI’s admin office and look for Rosemarie O. Barrientos (02) 359-9594 or Ms. Stephanie Ramos, Admin Assistant, at (02) 567-3506, (02) 404-2911, (02) 528-4531.
San Lazaro Hospital was the site of a two day training workshop which focused on the training of Affected Families and significant others on Home Based Care (HBC). This transpired for two weeks each having 2 days of the session. Targeting 30 of the affected families. 15 participants per 2 day session.
Last May 26, 2016, Dissemination Forum on “Evaluation of the HIV/AIDS Education and Counseling Services among OFWs” was held at Bay View Park Hotel, Ermita, Manila. This was funded by Union Aid Abroad- APHEDA, Pasasalamat Fund and AUSAid.
Did you know that in 2008, the newly diagnosed HIV was set at 1 per day. Two years after, in 2010, it was set at 4 new cases daily, 9 daily new cases in 2012, and 17 new daily cases in 2014. But in 2015, the newly diagnosed was set at 22 cases per day!
“The numbers are growing and seeing the trend, the HIV and AIDS registry in the Philippines will not likely to go down,” tells Rodel Navarra, Chief Operating Officer of Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI).
The night of revelry last December 18, 2015 is not your usual Christmas party. Although there’s an abundance of sumptuous feast prepared by the volunteers, and the juiciest lechon, the night was made more special through a showcase of pageantry and volunteerism. Yes, the night sparkled as distinguished guests, sponsors, people living with HIV (PLHIV), affected families, significant others, Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) Board of Trustees, officers, and staff come together to celebrate the 18 years of unwavering commitment to the HIV and AIDS advocacy.
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.