Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gobble, gobble! Happy Thanksgiving

Guys! I have been so busy these past couple of months and didn't have the time to even update this blog. Anyhow, it's Thanksgiving break/holiday and I thought I'd revisit this blog.

Thanksgiving here in the US is a big deal. This is even bigger than Christmas or New Year. A lot of people travel back to their hometown or to the states where they grew up to be with their families and friends. Thanksgiving is also synonymous with turkeys and cranberry sauce and stuffing. This is one holiday that almost everyone eat like there's no other day. This is also the time where most of American love to shopping. Yes, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving day.

But the real meaning of this holiday is actually to give thanks to whatever good or bad things we received the past year. I myself have a lot of stuff to be grateful for. The biggest thing that I am grateful for is the support that I get for my meds. Without my meds, I might not be writing this blog anymore. Thankful for waking up everyday and seeing the sun rays enter my window blinds.

On a lighter note, since this is sort of an update. I just would like to mention again two internet sites that I closely watch and they are slowly growing: The No Day But Today Project and The Love Yourself Project. Please support these two groups in anyway you can. They aim to create awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Philippines. So I beg to my 6 followers to spread the word.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Love Yourself Project

Recently advocacy group started popping up in the Philippines. This is in response to the alarming increase of HIV/AIDS related deaths that has been happening recently. I another advocacy group several months ago in this blog, now I would like to introduce you to The Love Yourself Project. In brief, according to their website, "their aim is to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among the youth and the Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) sector in the Philippines, primarily through education and counseling. It is the first project by the VINN Advocacy group."

The group was formed by Ronivin (Vinn) Garcia Pagtakhan and his close friends who were concerned by the increasing demand and queries by LGBT-MSM. The core group were all professionals, most of them are registered nurses or in the medical field and one life coach.

So if any of you reading this blog and would want to get involved with this group, you can contact them directly via email at and you can also like their facebook page here.

Let us support all these advocacy groups, the only way we can create awareness about HIV/AIDS is thru education and these advocacy groups are in the forefront of these campaigns.

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Story from "The No Day but Today Project"

I came across this page recently on Facebook and from the moment I discovered this page, I have been a follower. I check this almost every day if not twice or 3X a day. Learned about the HIV/AIDS situation in the Philippines which is for all of you who just stumbled upon my blog is my beloved country. One story that caught my attention was that of Jake who is probably the creator of this page and Miguel who might be his friend on Facebook. Apparently for no obvious reasons, Miguel attacked Jake because the latter was fighting for a cause which is awareness about HIV/AIDS in the Philippines.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Filipino debuted in Guys With iPhone

He is known as Hotwetspeedo in the chatworld. He made a big debut in the internet world today. His picture was posted in one of the famous sites for iPhone pictures...the Guys With iPhone website.
Click here for his g-rated picture and his x-rated picture here. Update!! New picture here.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Truvada - one of my ARVs

Truvada one of my antiretroviral medications is said to have been found to reduce the odds of getting HIV from an infected person. Study shows that if a person is sexually active and choose to take Truvada as part of his daily regimen, most likely this man has a 73% chance of not getting infected.

In my humble opinion, safe sex or using condoms is still the best preventive measure against HIV/AIDS. Let's not put our trust to one drug. There is still a lot of testing to do. Although this is a result of a scientific study which means it has undergone testing and have been proven in the scientific community, let us not forget that there are number of strands of HIV, so in short...just put the rubber and enjoy safe sex.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HIV Treatments Prevent Transmission

The United States National Institutes of Health announced today that the results of a new study shows that if an HIV positive person adheres to an effective antiretroviral therapy regimen, the risk of transmitting the virus to their uninfected sexual partner can be reduced by astounding 96%.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Dustin Zito of Real World

He said and insisted that he did not have any sex with another man during his stint at Frat Pad. Dustin Zito is Spencer in Frat Pad and recently he was confronted by his roomies on the Real World about his past.

Well I guess you guys will be the judge if he said this is not having sex with another man. Send him a message at @dustinzito on his twitter account.
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