HIV Testing in the Philippines – What you need to know and what you must know.

HIV Testing in the Philippines – How to get tested.

The Department of Health now ranks Philippines as one of the countries that has the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the world with a prevalence rate of 5% nationwide. There is a 20-25% prevalence rate in Metro Manila and 15-20% prevalence rate in Cebu. This rate dwarfed the prevalence rate in South Africa, which has the largest population of HIV positive individuals in the world, with a mere 4.7%. Prevalence rate refers to the percentage of individual affected by the disease at specific time. With that in mind, we can say that right now, in a population of 110 Million Filipinos, there are 5.5 Million individuals currently living with HIV.

Mere 5 years ago when I started making this blog, The Philippines is a low prevalence country with less than 1% of the population affected by HIV. This rapidly growing epidemic if left uncontrolled will eventually make The Philippines at par with South Africa with 1 out 10 individuals affected with HIV. So what went wrong? As a nurse with 15 years experience handling HIV cases and working actively with HIV positive individuals, here are my personal conclusions, do take note that this conclusions are not even close with the official conclusion of the Department of Health on why HIV became a rapidly growing epidemic in The Philippines. I personally think that their conclusion is too traditional and not in touch with the modern activities of our youth.

  1. DOH says that the resistance of the Church to some forms of birth control is a contributing factor on the HIV epidemic right now. I say that HIV is most commonly seen in the young population. A population that makes their own decision and is rebellious to the church teachings. Though the Church could have cause some sort of contribution, I do believe that the lack of sex education in our school particularly to our youth is a more blameable culprit than the Church. Did you know that people ages 14 to 30 makes up the 95% of newly diagnosed HIV cases each month and the median age of affected individual for the last 5 years is just 28 years old?
  2. DOH says prostitution or sex for money is a contributing factor of the epidemic and should be eradicated. I say that, prostitution cannot be eradicated. Since the dawn of human civilization, there is prostitution and it is something that is very hard to control much less eradicated from our society. What DOH can do is to provide an ID system and free monthly checkup to our sex workers to protect them as well as the people that they serve. This will also encourage the client to only have sex with a “clean” sex worker. This will also further educate our sex workers on proper ways of protecting themselves from different sexually transmitted infection as well as unwanted pregnancy.
  3. DOH says that persons under 18 who wants to test for HIV should require parental consent. I say that, I have clients with HIV at age 13, 14, 15… and that is because of failure in health promotion. The accessibility of casual sex thru apps like Grindr and other dating apps makes it very easy for 2 complete strangers to have sex consensually and thus, spreading the virus like wildfire to our young and techie population. These individuals would never dare to ask their parents permission to go with them and get tested, our culture against premarital sex and our bigotry against the LGBT makes it impossible to do so. HIV testing should be accessible to ANYONE at ANY AGE on their own volition.

THE CURRENT STATISTICS (2017)

It is estimated that there 1,000 reported HIV cases per month since the 6 months of 2016. At that rate, we can assume that there are 30 to 50 reported HIV cases daily. This does not include unreported cases. Unreported cases are HIV positive individuals who do not know they are infected. The epidemic growth rate is about 200% per year. This means that if not controlled, we could see a tenfold growth of HIV cases (300-500 cases per day) within the next 10 years.

– DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

HOW TO GET TESTED: HIV TESTING IN THE PHILIPPINES

One of the most important thing to do to prevent transmission is knowing your status. HIV is a very controllable disease as long as it is detected early and has not yet done major damage to your organs most specially the Liver, Kidneys and the Brain. There are many ways of getting tested for HIV in the Philippines. We will discuss each of them, one by one including their advantages and disadvantages.

I. Hospitals

Testing by going to hospitals is one of the most common means of getting tested. There are 5 hospitals in our country that specializes with HIV counseling and testing as well as referrals in case you tested positive and needing further treatment. In no particular order: RITM, San Lazaro Hospital, St. Lukes Medical Center both in Quezon City and Global, Makati Medical Center and Medical City in Ortigas. Do take note that the cost for HIV testing is around 1,100 to 3,800 in the private hospitals I mentioned.

PROS: If done correctly, results are very accurate. This is also the only results acknowledged in various employment and immigration requirements.

CONS: There is always an issue with regards to privacy and confidentiality getting tested  in any hospital. Though privacy is protected by our health care professionals, there are many incidents of information leakage caused by poor protocol with regards to transfer of information such as students getting free access to medical records without permission or a slip of tongue during a conversation of one of the member of the health care team handling the HIV case. Hacking is another risk when it comes to electronically stored medical information and records of medication being dispensed from the Pharmacy and to whom.

When it comes to public hospitals, though uncommon, there are recorded cases of results being switched between patients. It is not unheard of that a certain person tested positive though in reality, he is negative simply because a specimen sample was incorrectly labeled with his name. Lapse in judgment and concentration of our overworked and underpaid medical professionals is the main culprit in most cases.

II. Free tests done by Volunteer groups

HIV Test Philippines
We have friendly, volunteer groups that do testing for free. You can call them and schedule a visit and let them know that you are interested in getting tested.

LOVE YOURSELF MALATE HUB
#1850 Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila.
Contact: 353-8922

LOVE YOURSELF ANGLO HUB
Unit 5, 3/F, Anglo Building, #715-A Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.
Contact: 0915-366-5683

PROS: Free and they offer counselling as well. Staff are very friendly, professional and trained.

CONS: Privacy and result confidentiality are concerns when it comes to free and public testing. Though trained, innocent conversations could lead to information leakage both consciously and unconsciously. There are cases wherein a Volunteer saw a recently positive patient in the mall and told his friend that “That guys just tested positive yesterday.”

III. HIV testing kits

HIV Testing in The Philippines Home Kit

Advanced home test kits like Fujibio HIV kit has 99.9% accuracy similar to that of Hospital based testing.

Testing kits are widely used as the main method in HIV detection in some hospitals and hygiene clinic. All free testing done by volunteer groups uses HIV test kits. HIV testing hubs also uses HIV kits. Medical missions and workplace testing will usually use HIV testing kits. They are easy to use with result at 99.9% accuracy seen in mere 10 minutes. The common brands in The Philippines are Fujibio and SD Bio. Fujibio is Japanese made while SD Bio is Korean made. Both should give an accurate result with 99.9% certainty similar to that of hospital based testing. Only Fujibio HIV test kits are the only one you can buy online.

PROS: Very easy to use and results are very accurate. I would personally recommend testing using test kits first as to give you an accurate idea of your status before going to the hospital. That way, you will know that you will test negative or positive in advance privately. It is also very convenient and you are assure that only you will know the result. Fujibio hiv test kits being sold online also offers free counseling.

CONS: Since the person that bought the kit will usually test himself or herself, Anxiety could lead to testing delay. Some people will contemplate for weeks before using the test kits and then eventually forgets that he bought one.

 


A positive HIV test using an HIV Home Test Kit

I TESTED POSITIVE. WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?

If you used any of my recommendations above in getting tested and you tested positive, DO NOT DESPAIR. HIV is a very controllable disease and achievement of undetectable viral load is the treatment goal. Living a normal life is very possible with HIV as long as treatment is started and adherence to the treatment regimen is established. We have 2 options in getting treated.

Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM)

RITM is the premiere and the leading facility in The Philippines when it comes to antiretroviral drug distribution as well as treatment for HIV patients. This should be your first choice in obtaining confirmatory results and further treatment if the initial testing result was positive. RITM is more specialized than San Lazaro and could deal with serious HIV related complications such as Mycobacterium Bovis infection as well as cryptococcal infection of the brain.

For commuters:

  1. Take a bus or van going to Alabang.
  2. Look for the Muntinlupa Fire Station.
  3. Ride a UV express/van or a multicab with a Filinvest Ikot route in front of the Orange Building and Festival Mall just besides the fire station.
  4. Tell the driver to drop you off at RITM.

Total estimated fare cost: 60 -120 Pesos.
For private vehicles:

  1. Proceed to SLEX.
  2. Exit at Filinvest.
  3. Turn left after the toll gate.
  4. RITM is just at the right side.

Process:

  1. Ensure that you arrive before 7:00 A.M for baseline testing. You will not be entertained if you arrive late.
  2. Once inside, simply proceed to the ARG clinic.
  3. Register.
  4. Proceed to the cashier and pay 150 pesos for the orange patient sheet.
  5. Proceed to ARG and await for your name to be called.
  6. CD4 testing for positive patients are available after 1:00 P.M except during Wednesdays and weekends.
  7. Distribution of antiretroviral drugs are given monthly. Maximum supply for 1 month is dispensed at the given schedule.
  8. Drugs should be free and is subsidized by Philhealth.

The Thai Red Cross Research Center

If you have the budget of about 25,000 pesos every 6 months, a possible alternative is getting tested and treated in Thailand. The Thai Red Cross Aids Research Center is one of the most advanced HIV treatment facility in the world eclipsing RITM. They use the most advanced drugs that you need to only take once a day as compared to a cocktail of 2-3 medications that the Philippines still uses. Blood works such as CD4 testing is around 500 pesos and results are ready in 3 days. The medications used in TRCARC are the best medications available and is very cheap, it will only cost you about 10,000 pesos for your 6 months supply. This same medication costs about 80,000 per 1 month supply in the United States. It is cheaper in Thailand because it is subsidized by the Thai Government. You can only purchase 6 month supply of the drug as they will require you to come back every 6 months for monitoring your health status. This advanced medication is only taken once a day and has very little side effects. They look like Centrum tablets.

HIV Thailand Treatment

The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre
Address: 104 Ratchadamri Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
(5 minutes’ walk from the Rajdamri BTS station and Silom MRT station)

Tel. (+66) 2-256-4107-9
Fax: (+66) 2-254-7577
Website: www.trcarc.org

DISCLAIMER: We here at HIV Test Philippines testify that opinions we expressed above are based on what we believe are facts. We are not paid by nor endorsing RITM, TRCARC and other hospitals or products mentoined above. Information above are based on what we think are best with regards to getting tested in the Philippines. Contributors here at HIV Test Philippines are HIV Counselors and are working actively for more than 5-15 years in HIV clinics in the Philippines.

Comments

  1. Lupito Piton says:

    Sir gud am, pwede po ba ng mahawa ng hiv kung na hawakan and precum at mayroong sugat na maliit sa daliri (ala pong bleeding na involved) at dumikit sa dried and chappy lips yung precum ala pong semen na involved, marami pong salamat at mabuhay po kayo

  2. Joe says:

    Sir lloyd at sir kon nkapag hiv test na ako kahapon dit sa may city health at non reactive po ang result pro hindi pa rin kumalma isip ko. Gusto na akng mag move on pro lagi ko parin inisip ang mga nangyari. Magpa test ako uli after 3 months.

    • Lloyd says:

      Get tested after 3 months of exposure then repeat at 6 months for rare occasions na pwedeng magpositive after 6 mos pero 3 months is considered conclusive na…patest nalng ulet

      • Joe says:

        nag 3mos na po kahapon ung exposure ko with condom sir lloyd.. Kaya by May2019 repeat ako.. Salamat sir lloyd.. Dba nagka anxiety ka din nung dati sir lloyd napaparanoid ka din bah? Hirap ka din matulog sa gabi?

        • Joe says:

          Hindi ako makatulog dahil maririnig ko pintig ng puso ko malakas at mabilis prang heart attack ikamamatay ko dito ahh..

          • IHope says:

            Sir. Kung naka Condom ka Naman at di naman nasira ung Condom habang nakipag sex ka at Wala Naman ibang sugat o possible na mapapasukan ung fluids sa body mo. SA tingin ko safe ka Naman.
            Mag hanap ka ng ibang pag kakalibangan. Baka sa sobrang anxiety mo baka dipa HIv maging sakit mo,
            Kundi hypertension. Baka kakaisip mo niyan bigla kapa atakihin sa puso. Kung NR ka Naman. Chill ka na muna. Tapos pa check ka ng Isa pang 3 months para maging ng sure ka.

          • Joe says:

            hindi nman nasira ang condom kasi mahirap masira ang condom ehh ilang beses kng try na nilagyan ko ng tubig ang condom at pinupunit ko sa kuku ko matigas nman..

          • Lloyd says:

            Relaks lang …axiety ang ikamamatay mo..negative kana….tigilan na yan.
            Kung may ibnag naramdaman magpacheckup sa doctor…dapat nga natigil na yang kakaisip mo negative ka namn sa test…ikaw parin ang may control sa sarili mo.

      • Imme says:

        Sir Lloyd counselor po kayu sir?

    • kon says:

      😁 buti nalang pagcheck ko today eto nabasa ko. you f***in finally did it JOE! am not sorry with that language.

      anxiety lang yan. testing after 3 months is not necessary imo. you had protected sex diba? that alone is enough to know na hindi mo na kelangan ng test in the first place. MOVE ON NA and for a change, reward yourself.

  3. Concern says:

    possible po ba sa cbc or typhoid blood test malalaman kung may problem at possible na naka link sa hiv?

  4. mark says:

    nag pa test po ko sa san lazaro, for confirmatory po ung result does it mean positive na po ko sa aids?

  5. concern says:

    Paano po makakabili ng testing kit? fujibio and how much?

  6. Toolshot says:

    Hello nagpatest po ako ng kanina ng dugo after 10 days unprotected sex and negative naman ang result accurate po un?? Napaparanoid napo kc ako ang anxiety dina po ako mkakain..

    • Lloyd says:

      10 days is way too early king 3rd gen yan…get tested at 3 months after expsoure….if gusto mo sa st lukes for 4th gen test pwede na 28 days kaso medyo mahal nasa 2k plus.

    • IHope says:

      CMiA 4gen sa Makati Med, nasa 1,300 mga ganun. 6weeks after nung exposure mo. Makukuha mo result 3 to 4 working days. Tapos 3 months ulit. Ung 6 months na sayo na un Kung gusto mo, pero halos Conclusive na ung 3months o 90 days. Pero mas ok na gawin mo na 100days para sure sa pag count ng days mo.

  7. Cris says:

    Good day, I recently tested reactive last Nov2018, got positive confirmatory early this Feb2019 sa PGH and already started ARTs. I was wondering if I can get re-tested and asked our local health center and they explained na di na daw pwede dahil may record na sa San Lazaro na reactive ako. Respectfully asking you, Would it still be possible to re-test with MMC or St.Lukes, hoping to get a different result?

  8. Green says:

    Katatapos ko lng po magpa test dito sa social hygiene clinic after 3mos of possible exposure protected sex at NR po yung result SD bio po gamit nla tinanong ko po kng accurate po ung kit nla sabi ng medtech accurate dw po kasi galing ng DOH dinadaan dw sa maraming screening mga kit nla gaya ng BFAD at iba pa very rare lng po ang mag false result.. Hai!!!! Maraming salamat God.. Ung iba na kagaya ko na takot magpa test lakasan nyo na loob nyo baka magkasakit kayo sa kakaisip grabe yung pinagdaanan kng anxiety hindi ako pinapatulog mag 2mos nah po dun ko na realize kaya pala maraming nag suicide sa depression kasi hirap labanan.. Babalik nlang ako pa test after 3mos pra cleared talaga.. Sabi nman nla na very low to zero risk pag gumamit ng condom kaya wlang dpat ipag alala pro mas mabuti mkasigurado.. Salamat sa mga masisipag sumagot sa mga tanong dito.. Salamat🙏🙏🙏 always practise safe sex guys kng di kaya umiwas..

  9. Green says:

    Pupunta ako ng social hygiene clinic mamaya for hiv testing please pray for me guys..😢😢😢 natatakot ako magpa test pro wla na iba paraan pra malaman ang status ko sobrang prsning na ako hindi na ako mkapag concentrate sa mga gawain ko wla na akng gana kumilos sa anu mang bagay.. Help me God I surrender my LIFE to you dahil ikaw lng tlaga mkapagbigay ng lakas sakin.. Patawarin mo po ako sa mga kasalanan ko bigyan nyo po ako ng huling pagkakataon pra ituwid ang mga kamalian ko God.. Anu mn ang magiging resulta mamaya Life nust go on..💪💪💪

  10. Keanno says:

    Hello po, hanggang ngayon may anxiety pa rin ako kahit sinabi sa hub na ok na raw na negative ako sa hiv.. kasi nagkaroon ako ng beke or mumps or swollen lymph nodes ba ito basta. Tas namimintig kamay at paa ko na namamanhid.. nagpa test ako after 6weeks ng last exposure ko, uulitin ko pa sa 3rd month. Pero sabi dun sa social hygiene center na pinuntahan ko ok na daw yun kahit di nako bumalik sa 3rd month.. tama po ba yon? Di pa rin kasi ako kampante e

  11. Green says:

    Tanong lng po sa mga nka experience ng hiv anxiety dito stress at depress po malakas ba pitik ng puso nyo? Kng humiga po kayo ay maririnig nyo yung pitik ng puso nyo? Natatakot na ako baka heart deases na po ito sakin. Ang bilis at ang lakas ng pitik ito rason bakit hindi ako mkatulog pag gabi.. Pasagot po sa mga nka experience at nka survive na sa hiv anxiety. Salamat po!

    • James says:

      Hey, Green. Anxious people tend to experience deep breaths and rapid heart beats. Kahit sino namang may ikinababahala lumalalim yung paghinga at mabilis palagi ang tibok ng puso. Dala yan ng anxiety.

      • Green says:

        Anu po exposure nyo sir james? Hav u been experiemce hiv anxiety? Kahit pa sana problema dumating sa buhay ko wag lng sana ganito.. Haist!!! Ang hirap labanan pag utak at puso na ang envolve.. Nagka anxiety ako pagkatapos makipag sex sa bayaran kahit nag condom ako.. Kasalan ko talaga to!! Sana patawarin ako ng maykapal sa mga pagkasala ko.. =(

  12. hays says:

    Hi po anu po pwdeng gamot sa hair loss? kasi po feeling ko nagkakahair loss ako kasi tuwing gnahawakan ko lng ang buhok ko nagkakahairfall agad. 21 years old plng po ako. i know na hindi ito tungkol sa hiv pero baka my alam pp kayo na gamot at effective

  13. SureGuy says:

    Tested 1yr + mark . Single Line po using fujibo. keep Safe Everyone.
    di po ako makapagupload ng photo…

  14. richard97 says:

    retesting po using fujibio, dahil marami po ako nabasa na hindi daw ito nag kakamali.

    positive po ako sa test ko ngayon, confirmed na po kaya ito? balak ko po sanang pumunta ng RITM bukas sino po pwedeng kasama?

    • Mikel says:

      Anu po mga exposure mo sir?

      • richard97 says:

        needle prick po sa tattoo, nag tatattoo po ako tapos yung ginamit kong pang tattoo accidentally natusok ko yung kamay ko tumagos sa latex gloves.

        • Mikel says:

          Wla kang mga unprotected sex exposure sir? Ako nga ehh hindi pa nakapag test paranoid na po.. Gano na katagal ka nagpa tattoo sir? May mga sintomas ka ho? Anu nka trigger nagpa test ka sir?

          • art15 says:

            what do you mean by retest? negative ka nung una? saan?

          • richard97 says:

            1 year na yung exposure ko, nagka pneumonia ako kasi 3 weeks ago and ni recommend nung doktor na mag pa test ako…

          • richard97 says:

            mas accurate kasi ang fujibio so yun yung ginamit ko… pangalawang test ko na to yung una fujibio pangalawa fujibio ulet, parehas positive.

            ayoko sumubok sa iba kasi marami na ako nakita na nag pos sa fujibio meaning na dedetect nya talaga.. sa iba kasi wala pkong nakita kaya yun po binili ko.

            punta na ako RITM sa lunes may schedule nako sa doktor at counseling.

    • James says:

      Kailan po kayo natusok ng karayom sir?

    • Lloyd says:

      Im sorry to hear that pero sana nong nangyari un….pumunta ka ahad nv ritm for MEDS to prevent kase 72 hrs namn un pwede.
      But sad to say…positive ka talaga usinc fujibio…bery reliable

  15. Conclusive? says:

    Hi katapos ko palang mag pa test feb 3,and this is my 3rd test,first test ko 6weeks after exposure and followed 4mos after exposure tapos yung last itong feb 3,actually my latest test is 10 mos already after my last exposure bali march pa last year,conclusive na po ba??kasi wala naman 100% lahat ng hiv test,thanks po in advance,happy valentines❤

  16. Imme says:

    Hello po, nag pa test ako nang hiv1/2 combi ag/ab 4thgen 25 days after exposure negative, then 101 days sd bioline 3.0 negative…comclusive na ba yan sir? Thank you.

  17. SureGuy says:

    Tanong ko lang po gano katagal yung hiv bago maging aids pag di nag take ng art?

  18. Khalil Prado says:

    I’m here again asking kung conclusive and accurate naba talaga ang 3 mos na result? They say 99.97 ay ma dedetect na nito ang antibodies, eh bakit meron parin akong nababasang need pa ng ika 6mos?? And personally meron ba kayong kilalang tsaka pa nag pos nung ika 6 mos nya no exposure from last 6 mos???

    • Anne says:

      6 months it means for sure na wala kang hiv..99.97 it means meron pang nattitirang virus 3 percent..
      99.97 halos 100 percent na yan..6 months is 100 percent detection of virus

      • Khalil Prado says:

        Meron kapo bang kilalang nag pos sa ika 6 mos nya?

        • Anne says:

          Meron po.A friend of my friend shes diagnose hiv possitive.And now she maintain of her arvs.
          Her symptoms is unexpained tirediness..nagpatest sya sa social hygiene wala pang 3 months deteect agad..kasi sa social hygiene ang ginamit nila ay 4rth gen..

          • Anne says:

            I mean wala akong killalang nagpossitive after 6months..before 90 days nagpossitive na sya..

          • art15 says:

            @anne sino po nagsabing 4th gen gamit ng social hygienic? 3rd gen lang ang gamit nila yan ang pinaka common ang 4th gen ayy sa mga private hospital which is pricey

          • art15 says:

            @anne who told you na 4th gen gamit ng social hygienic? daig pa nila RITM at loveyourself na 3rd gen lang gnun?

  19. Whitey says:

    Hi po sa lahat gusto ko lang e share experience ko mahirap po talaga labanan ang anxiety
    Lalo na pag Anxiety dahil sa HIV ako po simula
    Noong november 2018 nag start na anxiety ko
    Sa hiv lagi ako nag iisip nakakapagod po
    Mag isip hindi ka maka tulog ng maayos
    Umabot na ako sa point na gusto ko na mag
    Pa check sa psychiatrist para maka tulong
    Sa anxiety ko dahil pakiramdam ko kasi lahat
    Ng symptoms naramdamn ko na dahil sa
    Kakaisip ko noon konting sakit lang na
    Nararamdaman ko pumunta ka agad ako sa
    Doctor pra mag pa check kasi paranoid na
    Ako halos ma buang na ako kakaisip pero hindi ako nag
    Pa talo sa anxiety ko kahit hindi ko paman alam
    Ang status ko dahil nag hihintay pa ako ng window
    Period ko for 3mos sinuko ko na lahat ng stress
    Ko ang anxiety ko ky lord dahil alam ko hindi niya ako
    Pababayaan pray lang po ng pray at huwag na
    Masyado mag isip at iwasan ang google dahil
    Ma babaliw ka lang sa mga symptoms at hihina
    Lang talaga immune system mo kasi stress kana
    Kaka isip mo at lahat ng symptoms mag lalabasan
    Na mas lalo makaka pag paranoid sayo relax lang
    At mag dasal sa panginoon ma lalampasan din ang anxiety
    Na yan.

  20. Kailanman says:

    Legit PO ba Ang love yourself uni? At malinis ba mga syringe nila dun?

    • Lloyd says:

      Ayaw kona sana sagutin to kaso naaawa ako sa kaisipan mo..
      Total balak mo pumunta don…why dont you ASK THEM..try mo kaua para matauhan ka…
      Puntahan mo kasd para maliwanagan ka hibdi yong nakikinig ka sa sabi2.

  21. richard97 says:

    guys nag buy ako kit online, accurate kaya ito? 2 lines kasi eh, positive pag ganon… medyo nanginginig ako sa takot -_-

    • Neil says:

      Hi richard97, btw im not involve in any medicine courses. I just want to help.

      The best way to confirm your test is to have a 2nd test by using 3rd or 4th gen hiv test

  22. Mikel says:

    Galing ako sa social hygiene clinic kanina hindi Nkapag test kasi wla ang medtech bukas nlang dw.. Nag pa cousel nlang ako in advance pra bukas test na agad. Sabi ng counselor is 100% confidential dw pag ikaw ay nag positibo sa test dahil sa bagong batas ng HIV. Kahit employer mo ay hindi mkakaalam ng status mo maliban kng ikaw mismo ang mag sabi. At libri lahat ang gamot at mga laboratory na gagawin. At tinanong ko pa na wat if may drugtesting yung employer possible raw na mag positive sa drugtest dahil sa marijuana content dw ung ARV pro simple lng dw gawin pumunta lng sa doctor ng hygiene clinic or any doctor at humingi ng clearance pra isulat ng doctor na may maintenance kang gamot pro hindi sasabihin sa doctor kng anung klaseng gamot kasi 100% confidential. Maraming salamat po sana makuhaan ng idea sa mga avid readers dito. God keep us safe!!!

  23. IHope says:

    Good morning. Share ko lang. Nakapag post na ako about sa case ko dito nun. I had sex nun sa status na U=U anal sex then na nasira ung Condom during sex. Nakapag pa check up na ako CMiA test 30days ” NR ung result” and another 100
    Days follow up test Cmia sa Makati med result “NR”. Thank God po talaga… Dami ko nababasa ngayon na paranoid na sila well naintindihan ko naman kayo, syempre nakakatulog naman talaga ung ganito sitwasyon. Pero mas makakbuti talaga wag ng mag isip masyado at iwasan mag Google about sa mga symptoms dahil pag nabasa mo na mas Lalo mag
    Trigger ung anxiety mo, mas nakaka apekto lang yan sa immune system mo, mas Lalo ka mag kakasakit, kala mo symptoms ng HIV un pala dala lang ng kakaisip.. kaya ginawa ko di talaga ako nag check ng mga symptoms nila.
    Baka mas Lalo pa ako mapraning kakaisip sa baba lang ung resistensiya ko.
    Mapapayo ko pa check up nalang kayo makakabawas din ung dalahin sa dibdib. Tapos hintay nalang ng 90days. Pero ako 100days talaga para wala na iisipin pa.
    Nung nag NR ung result ko nag pasalamat talaga ako kay God. Sabi ko nga binigyan mo ako ng second chance mag sisilbi leksyon sakin to… Salamat din pala sa mga tao nag reply sakin dito nun nag tanong-tanong din ako.
    Lagi po Tayo mag ingat.. God bless po sa inyo. Si God lang mabisang Cure, Dasal lang po tayo..

  24. John paolo Ferrer says:

    Nag home test po ako kahapon nag two line po i think positive po ako hindi ko po alam gagawin ko takot na takot na po ako ayaw ko pa po mamaty

    • Mich says:

      Anu po ginamit nio na hiv test kit? Fujibio ba? May pic po kayu patingin ng result.

    • Lloyd says:

      Malamang fujibio ginamit mo…
      Sorry to hear that pero wala pa nagkakamali sa fujibio…very rare..
      Punta ka sa testing hub like love yourself…san kaba nakatira?patest ka ulet don para malaman nila na nagpositive ka and to double check narin kung totoo nga…kapag naging positive ka don meron pa yan confirmatory na need mo wait atleast 3 to 6 weeks..mas mabuti kung sa kanila ka at iassist ka nila nyan hanggang sa treatment…act now para malaman agad ang totoo at maumpisahan king dapat kaba gamutin na…by the way ano pala kwento mo bakitt nagpositive ka?
      Goodluck and Godbless…pakiupdate mo kami kung ano na nangyayari.

    • Mikel says:

      Anu po exposure mo sir? Sad to hear but life must go on.. God bless!!

  25. Joan says:

    Good evening, have sex contact last February 10th after a long time.. Unfortunately, after nun nagkaron ako ng yellowish greenish discharged and bothered na ako.. What should I do?

    • hays says:

      sir loyd inhave a friend na nagkadiarrhea sya for 1 week. no other symptoms. is this sure that that she caught hiv? kasi after nun nagdeep kissing po kmi.

      • Lloyd says:

        Test lang po tlaga ang kelangan….patest po kung labas na kau sa wi dow period or right now then ulitin nyo nalng after 3 months sakali nag NR.
        GOODLUCK AND GODBLESS!

  26. Parpo says:

    Had a protected sex last January 13th, January 16th and unprotected last January 25th, January 31st. All different women, I just wanna ask when po kaya ako pwede mag pa check? Feeling ko kasi para akong laging lalagnatin kahit hindi naman natutuluyan then lagi ako pagod pagdating ng kinagabihan. Masyado na ako nag woworry. Thanks

    • Anne says:

      Magpatest ka 6th week of last exposure,then retest 3 months..6th week of exposure it can detect 95 percent of virus,then 3 months 99.97 percent of detection .

    • Lloyd says:

      3 to 6 months after last expsure…Goodluch.

    • parpo says:

      Thank you sa response. Also reliable ba ang ART sa PH? Or mas reliable to take the pills from Thai?

    • Parpo says:

      Also wanna ask to girls out there, is it really normal to have a yeast infection? Like my new partner have it eh, para syang maliit na cheddary texture and wala naman syang amoy or masamang amoy sa vagina nya. Medyo na paparanoid lang ako. Lol

      • em20 says:

        hello, ng comment ako before dto, i have on off yeast infection since last year, nging paranoid po ako, ng pa OB gyne me then niresstahan ako ng fluconazole, tpos internist tinest sugar medyo mtaas, kso d prin ako satisfied, yesterday i take courage to go to hi precision to have my hiv 12 test. today i got result its NON REACTIVE, tnx God.. although ngkron ulit ako yeast infection maybe my OB gyne will give me more meds to control my infection. atleast i have peace of mind n hndi dhl s hiv kya ako my yeast infection.. hope this will help.pa check nyo sugar nya bk mtaas kya gnun

        • Mermaid says:

          May sinasabi sila pag mahina ang immune system ng tao nd agad agad nakikita sa hiv test kung infected kaba or hindi dahil kung malakas ang immune system mo dun palang lilitaw ang anti bodies.at isa sa sintomas ng mahinang immune system ang re current yeast infection.this is not to scare you or others

          • mermaid ulol says:

            what are u saying @mermaid? this is not to scare you, im afraid u are into drugs and not into hiv.

          • Mich says:

            @mermaid , so you mean hindi madedetect kahit pasok sa window period na 3 mos. Kung mahina immune system? Ganon? Kasi sabi mo pag mahina immune system d madedetect sa hiv test , so hindi reliable yung window periood at test ? Eh kelan pa madedetect kung mahina yung immune system??

          • Lloyd says:

            Dont spread fakenews or misunderstood readings from net…KAPAG MAY CANCER KA UNG TIPONG HALOS MAMATAY KANA..UN ANG MAHINANG IMMUNE SYSTEM WHICH D KAYA NG ANTIBODIESAH GENERATE…AT KAPAG NASA GANONG STAGE KANA DAPAT MADAMI NA TUMITUBO OR NANGYAYARI SA KATAWAN MO.

        • Mich says:

          @em20 ganu na katagal yung last exposure mo? Ilang mos nung nag patest ka ? Ako nga sobrang paranoid na dahil sa mga rashes ko two mos na nawala den bumalik. Nag test ako using fujibio @6weeks negative nmn, mamaya punta ako love yourself para sa 8 weeks sana nr parin 😞🙏 di ko na nga alam gagawin ko gabi gabi na ako nag iisip . Nakakabaliw. Hirap mag antay sa window period . Tapos may mga sign pa .. 😥

        • Anne says:

          Yong fluconazule 7 days bang iniinsert mo?kasi mostly the infection clear is 7 days .if the yeast infection cannot clear yet sounds that you need more treatment..
          At iwasan mong kumain nang sweet foods..uminom ka nang apple cider vinegar para makatulong sa pagbaba nang sugar..
          How to drink
          You can mix 2 tsp of acv and 1 tsp of honey in one cup of hot water..kailangan apple cider with a mother..

      • Anne says:

        Vaginal white discharge with no odor is totally normal..vaginal discharge with strong odor,itch and its look like white coated cheese thats sign of yeast infection.white coated cheese and no odor that is called vaginal thrush..

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