ARG breaks down HIV PrEP

The panelists answering questions from the participants during the open forum on 05 August 2022. In partnership with various HIV/AIDS treatment hubs, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) AIDS Research Group (ARG) conducted the 2nd installment of the ARG Collaborative Conversations series on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) via Zoom and Facebook Live on August 5, continue reading : ARG breaks down HIV PrEP

ARG capacitates HIV testing counselors

To respond to the need for more trained and proficient HIV counselors and health care providers,RITM, through its Medical Department, held a two-day training on Basic HIV Orientation and Pre/Post-test Counseling on March 29-30, 2019 at the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) Office. Attended by thirty participants from both medical and non-medical backgrounds, the continue reading : ARG capacitates HIV testing counselors

TTI-NRL trains medtechs on quality testing of blood units

Thirty-four (34) medical technologists from blood service facilities across the country underwent a six-day training course, designed for the special proficiency skill in HIV and other Transfusion Transmissible Infection (TTI) testing. RITM TTI-NRL Medtech III Iza Mae Chamen emphasized that this workshop “will help ensure the safety of the blood supply provided to patients by participating blood service facilities.” continue reading : TTI-NRL trains medtechs on quality testing of blood units

RITM operates its dental clinic for HIV patients

PDA dentist examines mouth of HIV patient The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) conducted its first dental health clinic for HIV patients last August 16 inside the dental health bus donated by the Department of Health. Dentists from the Philippine Dental Association (PDA) gave free dental check-up and oral prophylaxis to the patients. “Since continue reading : RITM operates its dental clinic for HIV patients

RITM trains dentists for its HIV dental health program

RITM Director Dr. Socorro P. Lupisan delivers the opening remarks of the program. The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, through its HIV/AIDS Core Team (HACT), conducted an overview and orientation lecture on HIV and AIDS for dental practitioners from Philippine Dental Association (PDA) Muntinlupa Chapter on July 31, 2017 at the Acacia Hotel, Alabang. “This continue reading : RITM trains dentists for its HIV dental health program

RITM to provide free dental services for its HIV patients

Director Socorro P. Lupisan (3rd from left) along with Clinical Research Division Chief Dr. Beatriz P. Quiambao (2nd from left), and Infection Control Nurse Erlinda Cabanting (1st from right) poses with PDA Muntinlupa Chapter Outgoing President Dr. Angeli G. Abel (1st from left), PDA Muntinlupa Chapter Incoming President Dr. Victor F. Victoria (3rd from right), continue reading : RITM to provide free dental services for its HIV patients

RITM, UPLB give face to HIV/AIDS

(L-R) Head of ARG-RITM Dr. Rosanna Ditangco, HIV advocate Billy Santo, International Health Expert from UP Open University and Philippine Women’s University Professor Satwinder Rehal, and President of ASEAN Student Council Union Derrick Ordoñez address the students’ concerns regarding HIV/AIDS. The complexity of the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS is yet to be implored although not without continue reading : RITM, UPLB give face to HIV/AIDS