Articles tagged with: Philippines

How I deal with my problems

published: June, 20, 2017 Written by // Billy Santo Categories // Social Media, Youth, Mental Health, Billy Santo, Health, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces

From the Philippines, Billy Santo on the virtues of keeping life simple.

How I deal with my problems

I can get by even if I have no money. It matters, but it’s not everything. I am used to problems because I’ve had enough of them already and I’ve been at my lowest. I can endure a single day without food because I know how it feels to have no food to eat for almost a week. I can sleep in any house without complaint because I’ve experienced sleeping in the streets. I can go out without having to worry about what brand my clothes are because I only had one uniform in college that I bare

Positive in the Philippines: an interview with Billy Santo.

published: April, 11, 2017 Written by // Billy Santo Categories // Activism, Social Media, Youth, Mental Health, Billy Santo, International , Spirituality, Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces

Billy Santo, of the Philippines interviews himself for PositiveLite.com.

Positive in the Philippines: an interview with Billy Santo.

Preferred name for credits? Billy Santo Organizational Affiliation(s)? Bi Positive What would you do today if nothing scared you? I would educate people regarding the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and would never have to be afraid of disclosing my status. I'd like to make them aware that people like me exist and should be treated normally, without the prejudice and discrimination that comes from every family, the community, the church, the workplace. What is something that you expected to happen but

Mirvan Ereon - revisiting his story for World AIDS Day 2016

published: November, 30, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Youth, Newly Diagnosed, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Four years ago PostiveLite.com mourned the death of its youngest writer, Mirvan Ereon, who passed away in his home country of the Philippines after a brave struggle with AIDS. Here's why it needs to be heard again

Mirvan Ereon - revisiting his story for World AIDS Day 2016

A November 2016 update from Editor Bob Leahy In August 2014 I wrote about the death of our youngest contributor, Mirvan Ereon. I never met Mirvan, although - and this speaks to the role of social media in the modern world and in the HIV community in particular - we knew each other well. For reasons I strive to understand, I have never been more moved by the death of someone with HIV than this. I still cry about it. And, be warned, you may well too. Some context: on World AIDS Day we traditi

Life after my HIV diagnosis (2014) Part Two

published: October, 12, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Newly Diagnosed, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Guest RYU Matsumoto from The Philippines talks about the changes he’s seen in his life since being diagnosed last year. In part two he’s betrayed by his boyfriend disclosing RYU’s status to his employer, leaves one job to find anoither – and a new friend

Life after my HIV diagnosis (2014) Part Two

I really didn’t want to believe what my mom said, but I one thing’s for sure. I had to know the truth.  The confrontation On the same day I discovered that my boyfriend did tell my team manager about my situation (which already happened a few months ago), I immediately sent him a message asking him about what he did a few months ago. To make the story short, he did tell me the truth. “Yes, I did tell our team manager about your situation. I just can’t carry the burden anymore.” E

MMK Reflections

published: December, 06, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Revolving Door, International , Television, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

How Philippine TV celebrated World AIDS Day, with a special AIDS-themed episode which struck home with our young guest contributor Pinoy Positive

MMK Reflections

Maalaala Mo Kaya (Would You Remember) is the longest-running drama anthology series in Philippine television. It has been on air since 1991. The show accepts stories from letter writers, and picks exceptional ones to present in TV format. To mark World AIDS Day, their episode this  December 1 was entitled Pulang Laso (Red Ribbon). It is quite rare for a TV station in a conservative country like ours to present a story involving a sensitive topic such as HIV/AIDS. It presented the true stor

Young, GIFTED and POZ

published: November, 11, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

A guest post from Sawyer (Poz Boy PH) in the Philippines who was recently diagnosed and tells the story of how he reacted to the news in a highly original and engaging way.

Editor’s note; This post first appeared on the blog Beyoncé is Real ...and so is HIV. The writer is POZ Boy PH, also known as Sawyer, from the Philippines. This is how he describes himself. “Tall and dark in mid 20s. Flamboyant and carefree. A former blogger making his way back to the virtual world to expose his life after HIV diagnosis. He loves GIFs.” We love how he used GIFs too, so we asked Sawyer if we could republish this. Sure, he said. Thanks Sawyer! ******************* H

Philippines warns against geckos as AIDS treatment

published: July, 22, 2011 Categories // Health, Treatment, Guest Authors

Want to buy some genetly used geckos? (PositiveLIte brings you all the news that's fit to print. And then there is this.)

Philippines warns against geckos as AIDS treatment

(AP) – Jul 14, 2011  MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines warned Friday against using geckos to treat AIDS and impotence, saying the folkloric practice in parts of Asia may put patients at risk. Environmental officials have also expressed alarm about the growing trade in the wall-climbing lizards in the Philippines. An 11-ounce (300-gram) gecko reportedly sells for at least 50,000 pesos ($1,160). Geckos are reportedly exported to Malaysia, China and South Korea, where they are u