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).
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.
This March 2015, Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI) will launch a regular free HIV testing and counseling. Any person who wishes to know his or her HIV will be welcomed by trained staff and volunteers at PAFPIs drop-in center in Dian St., Malate, Manila. After an in-depth and confidential inquiry, a blood sample will be taken and examined for HIV. Confirmatory testing will be submitted to Department of Health testing laboratories. The results will be explained thoroughly in a private one-on-one session.
The Positive Action Foundation Philippines Inc (PAFPI) is pleased to announce its new partnership with action medeor- a German Medical AID Organization devoted in providing medical and humanitarian aid worldwide for countries devastated by natural calamities. The title of the project is: “Intervention for Sexual and Reproductive Health among Adolescents of Leyte: Turning Victims to Victors”. The project runs from March 2015 to July 2015.
Community Family Services International (CFSI) Pasay visit at PAFPI Drop-in Center on February 25, 2015. It is composed of youth counselor and social workers and a humanitarian organization working for the welfare of displaced/ discriminated individuals brought about by arm conflict, natural calamities, political persecution, among others.
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.
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).