Gat-Joriz Alatiit, RM or simply “Nurse Joriz” of Ospital ng Biñan was an infection control nurse when he first attended HIV 101 and HCT Training. After the training, he pushed for and lobbied for the creation of a hospital HIV/AIDS Core Team. He was given the task of forming the HACT.

Nurse Joriz counseled around 2700 individuals from June 2015 to present being the only functioning HIV counselor in their hospital. Realizing that testing is not enough, with foresight he then requested for a doctor to be trained and assigned for HIV Treatment, which was granted by the HACT Chair and Hospital administration. In November 2016, Ospital ng Biñan started HIV treatment as a satellite of RITM. Following the rise of HIV infection in the Philippines, Ospital ng Biñan became a DOH Designated HIV Treatment Hub in January 2018, the first HIV Treatment Hub in Metro Laguna. The HACT of Ospital ng Biñan is the 1st rank in Region IV-A (CALABARZON) having the most number for detecting patients with HIV.

Feeling that there is much to do, with the help of his father who is a former city councilor drafted the Biñan HIV/AIDS City Ordinance sponsored by the Biñan Citi Council Chairperson for Health that led to the creation of the Biñan City Local AIDS Council with the approved budget of 6 million pesos for the implementation of its programs.

Presently, Nurse Joriz works as the TB-HIV Coordinator of Ospital ng Biñan, focusing inf the treatment and care of PLHIVs enrolled in their facility. His countinuous efforts in HIV/AIDS Awareness, Testing and Treatment advocacy are clearly evident in his passion for HIV counseling, assisting newly-trained Community Based HIV Screening (CBS) Motivators, and conducting advocacy activities in barangays, schools, private companies and organization.

People are inspired by what Nurse Joriz do in their community showing his passion and dedication in all his works and his genuine care for his patients. His works inspired and encourage people to join in the advocacy activities in Biñan.

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About the Ripple Awards

The second Ripple Awards was inspired by the ethos of courage and compassion in the face of tremendous odds, thus now honoring five (5) individuals, three (3) organizations and a project which demonstrates the genuine ability to move other people towards uplifting the lives affected by the HIV-AIDS epidemic.

Beyond the glitz and glamor, The Ripple Awards celebrates the great human potential to drive change, inspire hope, and bring healing to others in need. Save the date for the awarding of the top Ripplers at the Love Gala on May 11, 2019. Get your tickets here.

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