Here I am. Okay, so it's not really ME saying "Here I am". But someone is. And that someone isn't just saying it. That someone is coming out. That someone is showing his face, disclosing his identity, not just to his family, but to the whole world, saying... and proudly, at that... "Here I am. I'm living with HIV." It may be someone you know. Or maybe not. But I'm sure you do want to know who the hell it is. I did. So come in closer and watch with me... I don't know Laurindo Garcia personally, but his name rings a bell of Fridae.com fame, for those who don't know. And now, here he is. Here I am. You can find out more about Laurindo and the Here I am Campaign on www.hereiamcampaign.org.
- Yes, I'm gay. I probably was since the day I was born. On my 21st birthday, I sort of had my debut. I came out to my parents. A little drama from mom, and some indifference from dad. An above-average coming out. Almost perfect.
Nine years later, two weeks before my 30th birthday, I found out... I'M HIV POSITIVE.
And so my story begins... I'm BACK IN THE CLOSET.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
HOY! Teehee! In spite of the holiday I've been on from blogging, I am still alive and kicking.
Sorry, just been a bit busy. With what? Work (YES!). My baby doggie (AWW!). Dating (PAK!). Basically, just living.
So, what else is up?
Updates? My last CD4 count taken last February was 449. I think it went down a bit, but I'm doing good, don't worry.
Been working for a new company in a new industry for the past seven months. Just fresh from regularization. I hope to tell you more about this soon.
Everything else is still the same. Still yogaing. Still dating my Simply Complicated guy. Still me.
That's it for now. I'm not totally back to blogging, sorry. But for now, let me leave you with something interesting I found on the net.
This documentary won a group of students from the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health the award of Best Video Presentation at the 2012 UP Manila - National Institutes of Health Research Forum. Watch it with me...
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Boy Abunda is living with HIV.
So is Rissa Hontiveros.
Also Paulo Avelino.
And Gretchen Barretto.
And so many others.
You are too.
We are all living with HIV.
But like these celebrities and prominent figures of our society, we can come together and do something to stop the rise of the epidemic in the country.
You too can BLOW THE RED WHISTLE.