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The following organizations work hand-in-hand with the Department of Health (DOH) and Local Government Units (LGUs) in the nationwide effort to stop HIV.
1. Save the Children
Save the Children, the world’s leading independent organization for children, is the principal recipient of the 2018-2020 Philippines Country Grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. As of 2019, data from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) showed that more than 19,000 young Filipinos aged 15-24 tested positive for HIV. Through its educational programs, Save the Children supports hundreds and thousands of children and young people at risk for, and affected by, HIV.
2. AIDS Society of the Philippines (ASP)
The AIDS Society of the Philippines (ASP) is a leading association of individuals from the government, NGOs, and the private sector, with a common unifying interest in preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS. Among its members are experts and professionals from diverse fields such as health and development, infectious diseases, public health, business, and media and communications. Since its inception in 1996, ASP has proudly campaigned for the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS through special events and direct hands-on volunteer assistance.
3. Philippine NGO Council for Population Health and Welfare (PNGOC)
PNGOC was founded in 1987 by 17 Philippine NGOs with the objective of becoming the voice of population and development advocates within the NGO, government and funding circles. As a sub-recipient (SR2) of the 2018-2020 Global Fund to Fight AIDS- Philippines Country Grant, PNGOC applies a multi-sectoral approach to HIV/AIDS prevention for vulnerable poor populations, and provides care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
LoveYourself is a community of volunteers that aim to reach out to others to propagate ideas, attitudes, and practices that encourage loving oneself -- to DARE to be oneself, to CARE for oneself, and to SHARE oneself as a way to multiplying joy. The group conducts HIV counseling, testing, treatment and life-coaching through its six community centers across the country. It also conducts HIV awareness for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and the youth via its education seminars in schools, companies and regional communities.
5. The Library Foundation (TLF SHARE)
TLF Sexuality, Health and Rights Educators Collective (TLF Share) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization of peer educators, trainers, and advocates working on the sexual health, human rights, and empowerment of gay men, bisexuals, other men who have sex with men, and transgenders. Its work is centered on community mobilization and HIV peer education and outreach. In the 1990s, TLF established a drop-in center for MSM and TGs in Malate and developed its peer-led program on sexual health and human rights for MSM and TGs.
6. Pinoy Plus
Pinoy Plus provides programs and services in collaboration with key stakeholders to reduce the stigma and discrimination against People Living with HIV (PLHIVs) and their affected communities. They do this through: advocacy, capacity building, information & education, resource mobilization, governance, support services, and partnership building.
7. HASH (HIV/AIDS Support House)
HASH's vision is to be the leading provider of psycho-social support to MSM/TGs who are diagnosed with HIV in the Philippines. Founded in 2014 as a non-profit organization, HASH provides appropriate age and gender sensitive and non-judgmental psycho-social support services to MSM/TGs who have been diagnosed with HIV.
8. CFSI (Community and Family Services International)
Community and Family Services International (CFSI) is a humanitarian organization committed to peace and social development, with a particular interest in the psychosocial dimension. CFSI’s Health Promotion Programme focuses primarily on occupational health, mental health, and reproductive health. Their emphasis is on capacity building within the service provider communities, particularly illness prevention and health promotion. This includes a strong emphasis on stress management consultation, training, and advocacy services. HIV-AIDS is an area of CFSI concern and experience under its Health Promotion Program.
The Camillians, formed by its nature of religious clerics and lay brothers by St. Camillus, is committed to the complete service of the sick in the totality of their being without seeking economic gain. The Camillians and their HIV/AIDS advocacy includes: HIV screening and pre/post-test counselling; behavior change communication training; pastoral training on human sexuality and HIV pastoral counselling and testing for schools and community organizations; spiritual enrichment of PLHIVs and affected families and health service providers; advocacy for stigma reduction and hastening of HIV awareness; and networking with organizations for the prevention and control of HIV infections.
10. Positibong Marino
Positibong Marino Philippines Inc. is a network of health and wellbeing advocate seafarers in the country. The organization, formally registered as a self-help and support group for HIV-positive seafarers, seeks to defend the rights of HIV-positive seafarers who find it difficult to get employment because of their health status. Positibo Marino is the first support network for HIV and AIDS- positive seafarers in the Philippines that operates with financial and technical assistance from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).
11. PAFPI (Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc.)
PAFPI is a non-government organization founded in 1998 dedicated to helping people who are living with HIV, their significant others and affected families. The group fights for HIV and AIDS prevention in the Philippines through the provision of appropriate care and support services. PAFPI was also instrumental in ensuring free anti-retroviral treatment for Filipinos living with HIV. For more than 15 years, PAFPI has provided temporary shelter for thousands of vulnerable people living with HIV and their families.
12. ACHIEVE (Action for Health Initiatives, Inc.)
ACHIEVE, Inc. is a non-profit organization engaged in the development and implementation of programmes and projects addressing HIV and AIDS, gender, sexuality, human rights and migration issues. ACHIEVE works in close partnership with communities of migrant workers and their families, young key affected population, and people living with HIV, as well as government agencies, international institutions and civil society organizations. The org implements participatory action research programs that translate evidence into advocacy and institutional capacity building activities.
13. Project Red Ribbon
The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation, Inc. a non-stock, non-profit foundation, is an HIV and AIDS advocacy foundation composed of advocates, supporters and persons living with HIV (PLHIV). Its care services include: free HIV screening; treatment assistance; free counselling; support group talk or lectures; health and fitness; self-empowerment training; P Club, a Foundation service that organizes social activities; team building; skills training and free legal services.
14. The Red Whistle
The Red Whistle is a collaborative platform for people to come together and show their support to those living with HIV and AIDS. It is also an agent and partner for brands to show their support to HIV and AIDS advocacy. The group aims to empower and inspire people to come together and help each other in the battle against HIV and AIDS by using pop culture as a way to change mindsets. The Red Whistle is behind the awareness raising campaigns #MovetogetherPH, #SaveSexy and #TogetherPH.
15. DIOSSA (Decent Image of South Signal Association)
DIOSSA formally started in 2014 and has since took the commitment of working towards a more positive image for the transgender community; addressing their physical health, psychological well-being, and human rights issues. Through its efforts, it envisions a gender-fair and trans-friendly Taguig City. DIOSSA members actively work with the Taguig Social Hygiene Clinic by organizing outreach activities that aim to spread information about HIV and AIDS in areas where key populations can be found most. DIOSSA endeavors to extend this volunteer work with other CBOs, and small groups of men having sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons in neighboring cities.