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. A girl has no name says:

    Hello where can I buy Fujibio hiv testing kits and SDbio hiv testing kits? And magkano po? Thank you in advance!!!

  2. A girl has no name says:

    Hello where can I buy Fujibio hiv testing kits and SDbio hiv testing kits? And magkano po?

  3. Kazuki lee says:

    Hi i would like to ask.. If hiv positive is it posible nag duudgo gums simptoms ba yun.. Huhu i want to be tested may malapit ba dito sa cavite

  4. Get Tested, Get Some Peace says:

    Although my last risky contact was 4 years ago, I still got tested yesterday at St. Luke’s Hospital. This past 24 hours has been the worst 24 hours in my life – paranoia and suicidal thoughts kicked in if ever I was positive; I was vulnerable as I was alone in this whole process of getting tested. Of course, sino ba naman bang gustong magpacheck-up only to find out na may mali sa atin? Much more the HIV virus.

    Yet it has to be done – for your sake, and the sake of your partners and loved ones.

    Tiisin niyo lang guys. Pray. I almost succumbed to negativity, but in the end, thank God, I was diagnosed as non-reactive.

    It is scary, but at the end it has got to be done.

  5. Amy says:

    umamin sa akin yung mister ko na may nakasex siya iba 1 year ago. So nagdecide ako na magpa test. NR po resulta. Conclusive na po ba ito? Kahit na active kami ng asawa ko sa sex. At sinigurado naman niya na after nung nakasex niya iba wala ng sumunod na iba pa. Salamat po sa sasagot.😊

    • Amy says:

      Wala na po yata sumasagot dito 😞

    • Imme says:

      Kaelan ba ang last possible exposure nu dalawa? At kaelan po kau nag pa test?

      • Amy says:

        This week lang. Last hiv test ko ngayong march lang.

        • Amy says:

          This week lang last sex namin.

        • Imme says:

          Pero before naka sxs kau nang asawa mo? Pa check ka nlng 90days kasi base sa story mo kung meron xa sa 1year ago at na sxs mo xa tapos na yun. D xa na hawaan… ilang beses ba kayu mag sxs after nang contact niya sa babae na yun?

          • Amy says:

            Hindi ko na po mabilang kung naka ilang sex na kami ng asawa ko simula nung nagkipag sex siya sa iba 1 year ago po. Nung november last year lang siya umamin po sa akin. Tapos simula nun nagpapatest na ako monthly last ko lang ngayon march po.

          • Imme says:

            Negative kayu base on your explaination at sa time and date. Nang exposure niya. No worries po kau madam. Ibang case yan sa inyo.

  6. Genoveva Dela cruz says:

    Knino po una nku2ha ang hiv??

  7. Lalaki says:

    Mam bea ito po dummy account ku roni angeles po ung my pic ng rapid test ty po

  8. Where can we get treatment near East Avenue, Quezon City?

  9. Lalaki says:

    Hello po my nkita nba kau na negative rapid test using sd bioline na nagpositive sa 12 weeks until now masakit parin katawan ku nagtatae parin aq sa umaga.. pang 12 weeks kupo sa katapusan nitong buwan.. hopefully dpo magbago status ku .. bat ganito npo aq ang dami npong masakit gumagalaw mag isa ung muscle ku numbness hands and feet pins and needles all over the body.. lalo po sa kamay at paa.. sorry po im still asking here wla po aq mapagkwentuhan.. kau lng po nkakausap ku..

    • Lalaki says:

      8weeks npo rapid test test kupo.l

      • Bea says:

        Hello. 12 weeks ako sd bioline NR. 18 weeks rapid test negative. Pero matami paring symptoms. Nakakabaliw na. Nagdadasal nlng tlga ako.

      • Bea says:

        Same tayo ng symptoms

      • Lalaki says:

        Kailangan kupo cgurong tanggapin lahat.. if reactive aq sa 12 weeks.. lalaban po aq.. ang inaano kulang po baka my mhawa aq kagaya ng ex kupo nagsex po kmi after nung kaso nagcondom po aq pag ginagamit kupo sia ngaun po nilagnat po sia ubo sipon ung nagpadadag ng anxiety kupo.. wag nman po sana.. wla po sna aqong mhawaan if reactive aq..

        • Lalaki says:

          Nakakaiyak po sa totoo lng ang bata bata kupo dami pa aqong pangarap sa buhay minsan my napapanood po aqong ikakasal .. iniisip ku aabot pa kaya aq dyan ?? Iniisip ku magkakapamilya pa kaya aq..

        • Bea says:

          Kung nagcondom kayo ng x mo, safe xa.

      • Imme says:

        Ang taas nang anxiety mo pre…meron rin ako nyan na raramdaman mo…viral infection yan baka mga ibang sakit…dalawang beses n ako nag test. Sa labas namg bansa…aanuhin ko pa kasi NR na ako. Wag muna ipilit yung NR na maging R ka…araw araw ng sakin nang yayari yan.. pag ka gising mu sa umaga ganyan na raramdaman ko. Puyat kulang sa kain my allergy pa ng ako e…sa sobrang kakaisip mo dyan ma stress ka lng…pag bumalik ka sa mga clinci mapagkamalan kana na mag pa phych kana…

    • Lloyd says:

      Meron kaba skype..don tau usap

  10. Mar says:

    San Po meron HIV testing salamat po sa sasagot

  11. Jme says:

    Is it possible ba na makuha ung HIV kahit ung ka sex mo is walang sakit? Reply po please

  12. buds says:

    nag patingin ako sa RITM with in 6 months pero awa ng diyos NR ako. my posibilidad po ba na minsan kahit sa needle freak o disposable na syringe/injection ay makakuha ka ng sakit na HIV?

  13. G says:

    Hi! Accurate din ba yung mga available kits sa Lazada? thanks.

  14. John says:

    Kapag nakipagsex po ba sa di kakilala kelangan po pagpatest kahit protected sex??

    • Marx says:

      low risk; but it’s up to you

    • Marx says:

      Ideally, we should be (and our partners) monogamous. That way, there is no fear of STDs (and HIV). By having sex with someone u don’t know (you don’t know his/her sexual history), you are risking yourself getting STDs (including HIV). But since you had protected sex, risk is low.

  15. Ishee says:

    Kakabasa ko sa google nappraning na ko kung may std ako. May vaginal boils kasi ako saka dry yung vagina ko tapos mejo itchy. Im exposed to unprotected sex and blow job natatakot saka nahihiya ako magpatest kasi menor de edad pa po ako.. Pano po ba gagawin ko?

  16. Balingo says:

    Possible po ba maging hiv/aids positivw yung 3yrs na nakipag sex (vaginal and anal pero less than 1min lang yung anal kasi umayaw siya)

  17. Jl says says:

    Pag po ba nakipag sex sa kapwa lalaki sure na mag Kaka aids/HIV pls po pakisagot kinakabahan ako depressed pa

  18. Jaaam says:

    My first was last march 21 and idk if this was the symptoms pero kasi nung wala pa is nangyayari na sakin ung ulcer of the mouth. Nangyari na sya sakin before nung wala pa aq nakaksex and di naman nag sosore. Should i be worried?

  19. Jam says:

    What if nag sex kayo without condom and hindi naman sya nilabasan is this possible ?

  20. jin says:

    share ko lang halos isang buwan aq na depress ng dhil kakaisip q na may hiv na ako dumating na yung kht strep troath lang iniisip q meron ako kakabasa ng internet…iniisip ko pati gf ko na nahwaan kona ay dumating na nawawalan na ako ng ganang kumain ng hina katawan ko

    pero nagpa test kame kahapon at ang result ay

    HIV 1 nonreactive
    HIV 2 nonreactive

  21. Chris Man says:

    Free po ba for a lifetime ang mga gamot sa RITM?

  22. JustAsking says:

    Hi guys may alam po ba kayo na nagpositive using Fujibio after 12 weeks kahit na negative siya ng 6 weeks? Salamat 🙂

  23. ACC says:

    Nagstart po ako ng antiretroviral March 22,2019 at after nun lumabas din ung result ng xray nasa minimal tb po ako at nagtetake na din ako ng gamot para dun. Kaso parang nangangati ako.

  24. Hello01 says:

    Okay lang naman mag hiv test using fujibo to test the older unprotected sex khit nakipagsex sa ibang girl without condom? Madedetect naman po un older po db?

  25. Vic says:

    Case ko is hiv negative na ako nung ika 88 days sa social hygiene clinic and nagtest ulit ako ng pang 115 days negative din selftest. Minsan may muscle ache na talagang parang trangkaso wala naman akong lagnat and butlig na hnd naman makati. Hnd naman ito mga nagtatagal nawawala din parehas yung muscle ache at butlig. Conclusive na kaya ako? Exposure ko ay blow job at vaginal both unprotected. Yung vagina ay less than 2 mins lang sa pagkakaalala ko. Salamat po sa sasagot. Marx kamusta ka na?

    • Marx says:

      Hi Vic… taga san ka? OK lng. Eto, mejo confident na NR na tlga hehe.. 3rd week and 5th week NR using Fujibio and 8th week NR using Hi Precision STD package… around April 26 pa ung ika 100th day ko… if NR yan, conclusive na cguro yan.. pero pa check ulit ako sa 6th month… similar ung exposure natin bro… BJ unprotected… pero halos 5 pumps lang ako sa vagina nun..unprotected din.. hindi ako nalabasan…

      • Vic says:

        Laguna ako marx. Sana nga hnd na magbago status natin. Nakakakaba pa rin talaga kahit nalamapasan ko na yung window period. Kaya nga kinamusta ko. Alam ko same tayo ng exposure. Magtetest ulit ako ng ika 18 or 20th months na lang.

    • Lloyd says:

      Take the test after 6 months of exposure…malamang anxiety yan

      • Vic says:

        Salamat sir Llyod. Sana nga hnd hiv dahilan ng mga nararamdaman ko ngayon. Kahit lampas na ko sa 90 days na window period at 115 days na nga. May anxiety pa rin ako.

  26. Baby says:

    Sa 4 months na praning ako about hiv. Naka 6 na test na ako. Lahat NR. Concern ko mga past ko year ago. But i have patner now. Tingin nio very conclusive na ito?

  27. Lalaki says:

    Anxiety ku ang hirap mawala ngaun my numbbess tingling pins needle tremors lhat na nararamdaman kuna ang hirap mwala 56days nr nku.. 8 weeks mark nku hirap mwla tlaga. Huhuhu bat gnito nku last check up ku over all ok nman..

    • Lalaki says:

      Sabi 8weeks mark ok na bat gnito prin aq..

    • George says:

      Para mawala ang mga anxiety ninyo. Magpa HIV PCR ksyo.yan yong pinaka mas mataas pa sa western blot. Yan ying viral load.pagwala talagang madetect meaning negative kayo. 6weeks lngbyan madetect na ang HIV antibody. 5,500 sa HP. 5 days lng ang result kita na sa online.sabi sa HP 14 days daw.pero sa akin 5 days kng lumabas na agad result.

      Here is my story to close and update to loyd na nag ask cya sa akin na iupdate pagmay result aki sa confirmatory.

      Isa akong seaman yearly ako nag HIV screening. Last 2008 nagkaroon ako ng chlamydia. Wala akong natandaan na expose ako sa risk. Mula ng nagkachlamydia nako maingat ako.

      Kaya ng nasabi ni loyd na NEGATIVE ka. Sabi oanga niya lahat ng sinasabi ko ay salungat sa mga studies dahil isipin mo nagreactive ako after 10 years imposibly naman. Taoos sabi ko protexyed sex ako. Kaya sabi niya NEGATIVE ka broth. Sabi naman ni anne baka sa ibang virus yan.

      Last Last jan 18, 2019 nagpamedical ako nagreactive ako reading result 4.5 tapos inulit naging 5.5 sa medical clinic. Subrang ubo ko noong nagpamedical ako. Dinala sa san lazaro ang dugo ko para confirmatory. inabot ng marso 15, 2019 tinawagan ako ng medical clenic sa result naka subrre.doon binuksan ng medical director ng clinic namin at ako ang pinabsa. result sa screening reactive reactive 4.245. sa form nakalagay rin masi yan.inulit lng iniscreen ang dugo ko at yon lumabas nga reactive. ngayon kinomfirm sa western blot Walang niisang band signal.Result NEGATIVE western blot. Nilagay sa Final status INDETERMINATE. Remark: Repeat hiv test after 6 weeks and Recommend HIV PCR.

      Bago lumabas ang xondirmatory result. kami ng misis ko nagself test kami Fujibio oarihas kami NEGATIVE. d naman cguro magkamali ang misis ko sumonod sa guide that was March 3, 2019 self test Neagtive. Pagka petsa 15 may result nga confirmatory. Dahil taga cebu ako petsa 19 na ako lumuwas ng Manila at natanggap ang result yon nga Reactive sa screening..Western blot confirmatory NEGATIVE. Final status : INDETERMINATE. SABi ng.Medical director D na amo kunan ng HIV test sa clinic namin. Diretso na daw HIV PCR dahil mas mataas pa sa western blot. dahil madetect kahit 5 to 10 days after infection. Ito yong Biral load ibig sabihin. Pinapapunta ako ng Medical director sa san lazaro lara magpa HIV PCR may bayad pala yana 5,000 sa san lazaro.pero hindi available.d rin nila alam kulan pa. tumawag ako sa clinic May nakilala ako na councilor sa san lazaro na pwd naman daw sa HP magpakuha dahil d pa nila alam kilan pa cla magka available. Bahi ako pumunta sa HP dumaan muna ako sa social hygein manila tabi kng naman o tapat ng San Lazaro nagpa HIV screen ako. Tinanong aki bakit daw ako magpa HIV screen. sabi ko lng na volunter.Nagpatest ako last January lng dki nakuha ang result.dko sinabi na merin na akong cinfirmatory. Madaling sabi NON REACTIVE ako gamit SD BIO test kit. Saka ako pumunta ng HP. Para malaman talaga lahat dahil tanggap ko na naman. pero makas loob ko na NEGATIVE talaga ako. Nagpakuha narin ako ng CD4 bayad ko 1,200 at HIV PCR( Viral load ). Madalung sabi ang result ng HIV PCR No measurable and detectable HIV virus. HIV RNA not detected. Meaning NEGATIVE RESULT. And CD4 ko 766 and 29.99%. Ngayon clear na ako sa medical ko FIT TO WORK.

  28. Bea says:

    Hi. Conclusive ba ang 12 weeks kaht 3rd gen? D po ba gamit sa mga social hygiene clinic n RITM is 3rd gen?

    • Lalaki says:

      Yup po

    • Imme says:

      3 months conclusive na… mta ong kau nang tanong. Yung symtoms nu pang anxiety na indi na pang hiv…kung gusto nu mawala anxiety nu…3 months 6 months 9months 12 months pa test kayu…try mo kaya mag pa hpv igg igm iga. Meron ako tremor e nerve problem xa smoker kasi ako…

  29. Somebody89 says:

    Nagaalala ako kasi nakipagsex ako sa isang babae na bayaran back in 2010 or 2011, nangangamba ako kasi may pananakit ako ng likod at panunuyit ng labi. Natatakkt nman ako magpatest. Pero matagal na din akong may anxiety kaya aobrang maisip ako.

  30. Mr. N says:

    Saan po ba nakkabili ng test kit? Magkano and ppano? Tnx sa ssagot?

  31. Harvey says:

    I’m a bit hesistant sa pagpacheckup sa mga volunteer groups/organization because of privacy. Natatakot ako because I need to hide my identity… then a friend referred me… in Doc Pat Shaw… Just message on their facebook account to have your dedicated Schedule. I guess if your in the same situation like me. This is one of the option.
    https://www.facebook.com/docpatshaw/

  32. Joel Z250 says:

    HIV Drugs Resistant Testing Vs HIV testing what is different?

    https://www.dtapclinic.com/hiv/hiv-genotypic-resistance-testing/

  33. Fear01 says:

    Madedetect ba hiv after 4months testing pero 1week before testing nakipgsex ako sa ibang girl. Pero un after 4months ibang girl naman un. Nung nagtest ako NR naman ang result. Thanks

  34. Mary says:

    hello po.kung pupunta po ba ng thailand,to take medicine lng po ba?i mean maam kelangan pa po bang mag stay ng thailand.and if its yes how long po?

  35. OhComeOn-_- says:

    Hi po .. Magtatanong lang po sana ako.. Kapag po ba nagpa HIV test ka makukuha niyo po ba agad² yung result or it takes time para makuha ito? Salamat po sa sasagot

  36. Bea says:

    Hi. Sino pong mga naexperience dto ng stomach upset? 1 month na gassy ung tyan ko. Sobrang ingay. D nagrerespond sa medication accompanied by a lot of hiv symptoms. Negative at 3 months po ako. Waiting for fujibio kit for retest

    • Anne says:

      Ive been experience stomach upset before because i having yeast infection..but i tested negative..once you’ve thrush or yeast infection..maranasan mo lahat nang symptomas syempre may thrush ka that is called bacteria ..paghindi mo matreat ang bacteria mo maranasan mong stomache upset.at hindi lang yan,muscle ache..swollen lympnodes kasi dumadaloyna ang bacteria sa katawa.than is why we need to get tested..if you test negative maniwala ka sa result..yong simtomas mo baka result lang nang yong thrush o kaya yeast infection..

    • Lalaki says:

      Mam bea tama npo kgaya skin mauubos lng po pera niu mabuti pa po pa psychariatris npo tau ung sabi ng med . Pa pscho ndaw aq negative ulit aq 56 days bali 8weeks kuna.. using sd bioline..

    • Imme says:

      Bea try mo kaya amg pa pop smear…hmm,, pa cbc ka or pa kung gusto mo malaman pa blood culture ka…pag negative ka 90days. Stop thinking na..ibang case na yan..mataas anxiety mo.. lahat nang mararamdaman mo sa katawan mo binabaling mo sa isang sakit…

  37. Lalaki says:

    pkisagot lng po pcnxia npo takut na tlga aq last sex Ku fed 5. 38 days nr. Aq para mkacguro Napilit Ku ung babe babae sa bar na pcheck ng HIV test and the result is dku Alan sia lng mkakapagkita ng.

    1 tanung kulang bat cnabi ng doctor confedential angel HIV test now ayaw ipakita siya lng daw mkakapagpakita nung.?

    2. Kung reactive sia bat release ulit sis ng pink card prang .. Ang iniisip Ku tuloy pkulo lng ung pra dku malaman status nia at pauwiin na sia pra wlang mdamay..kc until now di pa sis active same social media fb. Dati dati active nman sia.. Iwan Ku kung bkit ganun sinasabi ng doctor. Kaso nung lumabas
    nman sia OK nman..?

    Sa ngaun masakit mga Paa Ku katawan Ku sa my mga nerve pain nku muscle twistches which isnang skit sa HIV perpephial neuropathy. Ung Mata kung isa medyo masakit na my red malabo..

    Ang tanning pang isa rule out NBA aq sa HIV.. ??
    3. Ung mga last exposure kuna last 3 months sa ibang bar girls out na for hiv.. ?

    • Anne says:

      Iisa lang ang sagot sa tanong mo..napraning ka sa kaakaisip,kung iniisip mo na may hiv ka..napraning din ang katawan mo sa mga symptomas…
      If you cant believe your test go to defferent clinic and get yourself tested.wag kang magpapraning.If you test non reactive.move on..kung ayaw mo pang maniwala sa test repeat another test..if you get same result din move on..

      • Lalaki says:

        Sory po mam naano lng aq kc ung katawan ku bat gnito na .. my swollen lyphm nodes nrin aq sa likudan ng tinga ku .. masakit ung katawan ku my nerve pain my tumutusok tusok na parang my kumakagat na langgam nku di na mpigilan panginginig ku.. sory po.. nbasa ku po kc na my error sa hiv test dto po .. kaso 3 times nku nakapagptest nkapapatest sa private my tama man aq maisecrect kc po gov. Employee po aw. Nakapagpatest nrin po un babae narin ung babae sa social hygiene.. kaso di nman pinakita ung test lng ang ginawa lng kc po daw confedential daw po un my itusan lng aq kasama nia na malapit kung barkada. Pinalitan lng ung pinkcard nia.. kung sa gf ku nman ang dahilan last unproted nmin is october pa so rule out sa hiv nung nagpatest aq una.. lalo po kc lumala aq ngaun .. nginig sa gabi muscle contaction na masakit.. nbabahala lng po tlaga aq.. kya i need some advice .. wla nman aq mkausap dto sa bhay .. sira na buhay kupo ngaun .. wla npo .. sbi ng family ku baliw ndaw aq… kaso di nman po cla nkakaramdam.. sory po tlaga sory po..

        • Anne says:

          Hindi lang hiv ang dahilan sa swollen lympnodes pwede ring bacteria..legit po ang hiv test sa mga social hygiene kasi galing yan sa DOH..
          Sa pagkalaman ko yong mga babae na nagtrabaho sa bar ay monthly clang nagpahiv test..

          • Lalaki says:

            Ok mam cguro mamaba na tlaga immune system ku nag muscle jerking ang nerve pain nku sa subra takot nwla na lahat skin bumaba imumme system ku.. di aq mkakain ng maayus mam pero pinipilit kupa rin ibalik .. masakit na lahat sakit mam cramps na lahat eh.. nag ddiarhea nrin aq last kc puro inom nlang aq nafrustrate kc aq masyado .. nung nanghina aq at nagtae nun lahat na naiisip ku .. lahat na nsabi ku .. lahat na nsasira sa buhay ku.. nagun bagsak kalusugan ku masakit pag gumagalaw mag isa ang muscle ku.. ung feeling na my pins needles.. na kinagat ng laggam buo po hanggang kamay di narin po aw nakakatulog nsanay na ata sa muscle twistches ang ktawan ku… sorry po. .mam nsasabihan pa aqomg baliw na dto sa bhay.. at dun ka office ku.. alam niu ba ung di mwla sa utak niu ang hiv sa tuwing my sintoms maiisip mu agad ung sa tuwing sa ganito.. un maiisip mu baka magpositive ka balang araw.. ganun po.. bka ngaun nlang mdedetect or mbulaga kna lng hiv possitive kna pla un.. nsira na cguro immune system ku.. kya aq gnito ngaun.. dku man lng naisip dti mga mangyayari..

          • Lalaki says:

            Ung matutulog ka makakapanaginip ka ng kung anu anu mamawis kna lng bigla… tapus dka na makatulig …

        • Bea says:

          Lalaki! Ano fb mo? Msg kita. Kasi parehas tayong sintomas

          • Lalaki says:

            Ikaw nalang bea.. kc mhirap dto

          • Lalaki says:

            Dto nlang tau..

          • Lalaki says:

            Uunahan k tlaga ng naturalismo mu tignan mu aq.. retest aq ngaun 56 days 8 weeks na nr parin .. kakainin ka. Sa lhat manginginig kakainin lhat sau .. kagaya ku.. snabihan nku na pa psycho nku.. kc gnito nku bumagsak na lhat.. tibayan mu loob. Mu sabi nila skin then pa medical therapies k.. mraming salamat po sa lahat.

    • Utin Bilat says:

      Dami mong sintomas! may pa peripheral neuropathy ka pa! Last ka nlng ha! 😀

      • Lalaki says:

        Mam bea tama npo kgaya skin mauubos lng po pera niu mabuti pa po pa psychariatris npo tau ung sabi ng med . Pa pscho ndaw aq negative ulit aq 56 days bali 8weeks kuna.. using sd bioline..s

  38. Prince says:

    Hi. Is it possible to contract stds/hiv/aids if your partner doesn’t have sex with anyone else?

  39. Noggie says:

    Hello, so ibig sbhin po un nagtest ako after 4months kc di ko sure na un nakasex ko ay may HIV, but the result ay negative. Pero meron akong partner na isa pa pero sure syang wlang hiv kc nakapagtest sya. So un test ko at conclusive na negative talga ako? I bago ako magtest wlq na ako contact dun sa di ko sure if postive or what. Thanks

  40. Boyman says:

    Hi po, I just want to know nung last exposure of 3 months ago or 4 months ago bago ako magpatest sa anglo mandaluyong city na ang naging resulta ko for HIV and Syphilis, hepa B ay both non-reactive po sya then gusto ko lang po malinaw if conclusive na po yung result ko kasi di na ako pinag undergo ng another test para dto. Salamat po

  41. Confucius says:

    Hi po, magandang umaga sa inyong lahat.. Tanong ko lang po .. Nung sinearch ko ang mga sintomas nang HIV halos lahat po ng mga sintomas ay nararamdaman ko po pwera lang sa swollen lymph nodes at nausea at vomiting .. Ang tumagal lang po talagang sakit sa akin ay ang skin rash na more than 4 months na siguro .. Pero ang Hindi ko lang maintindihan ay never in my whole life na maka experience ng sex sa ibang tao .. At di ko rin alam if nakahalubilo ako sa isang HIV positive .. Kaya nababahala ako if HIV na rin itong nararamdaman ko dahil matagal na po ang skin rash ko at paminsan minsan nagkaka sore throat ako .. Salamat po sa sasagot 🙁

    • Confucius says:

      At paano ka po ba mahahawa ng hiv? Mahahawa ka po ba niya if halimbawa ininom mo ang tubig na iniinom niya? May chance ka po ba na mahahawa ka ng HIV pag ganun?

      • Fear says:

        Kung wala ka naman pong naka sex . Hiv free ka. Nakukuha lang hiv through sex and blood transfusion .
        Hindi ka mahahawa sa na inom nya lang na tubig.

        • Confucius says:

          Aahhh.. OK po .. Salamat po sa pagsagot .. Baka po ba ibang sakit lang to? Kasi po nababahala na rin ako sa gf ko ..kasi nagkaka skin rash at na so soar throat na rin siya .. Pero Hindi pa kami nakapag sex .. Halik lang sa lips at palagi siyang umiinom ng tubig sa akin .. Kinakabahan lang po ako..

          • Confucius says:

            Tanong ko lang po ulit ..Kapag po ba nag pa test ka sa hiv testing makukuha niyo po ba agad yung result or it takes a week para makuha yung result? Salamat po ulit

          • IcanSeeYourFace says:

            kung sa loveyourself, ilang minutes lng alam na ung result

  42. Edward says:

    San po pwede mag pa test?

    • Praning says:

      sa loveyourself po search nyo nalang po ung mga clinic hub nila or better sa goverment hospital like san lazaro hospital, alabang RITM private hospital medical city, makati med,

  43. Fear says:

    Nag pa hiv test ako . Result is hiv 1 negative and hiv 2 negative . Nag research po ako parang p24 ata yung test na gjnawa saken . Madedetect ba ng test na to if ung exposure is more than 5 years ?
    Thanks po sa sasagot .

    • Fear says:

      Alam ko kase atleast 3 mos of exposure bago mag pa test . Pero dko lang alam if yung test na ginawa saken is effective ba to detect yung hiv na exposure is more than 5 yrs na. Salamat po sa expert na makakasagot.

      • Praning says:

        @fear yes conclusive na po ung result mo. kung ung last exposure mo is 5 years ago at wala kana any risk behavior na ginawa mula noon hanggang ngaun. ang window period ng virus para ma detect sa hiv screening is 3 – 6 months from the last exposure yan po ung naka saad sa DOH, CDC, WHO

        • Fear says:

          My worry kase baka may ibang type ng hiv test na kailangan sa more than 5 yrs exposure .

          • Praning says:

            Mahal ung test na un nasa 7k un ata ung dna test sa dugo mismong virus na po ung hinahanap sa test na ganun its takes to 1 – 3months bago lumabas ung result nun
            Hindi advisible gamitin. Unless na mayaman ka. enough na ung antibody test kasi kung may virus sa katawan mag produce ung body natin ng panlaban sa virus kaya makikita kung infected na dun pero may confirmatory pa un after mag reactive sa antibody test. Para ma sure na may virus ka ng hiv.

          • Marx says:

            “Baka…” lng yan…. wla po! Move on na po. Be happy 🙂

  44. Lalaki says:

    Pcnxia npo kau kung gnito aq dto kulang kc nasasabi lahat .. alam niu po ba ung nsa edge kau ng kamatayan ung maiisip niu lahat.. lahat n ng hiv nasearch kuna hiv medicine hanggang lahat ng symptoms .. lahat na ininom ku.. lahat na ayaw kuna kumalma medyo nanghina ung itatabi mu lahat ng pagkainan mu.. itatabi mu ung lahat un di kna kakain kc ung iniisip mu mkakahawa ka ung araw araw na binabantayan mu ung mga kapatid mu na magkakasakit eh iniisip nahawaan mu na cla.. lahat na nasira sa buhay mu .. huhuhu.. dina aq kumakalma hanggang dumating aq dto na nagcocontract na muscle ku.. taas baba na presyon kunang dugo.. sorry po lahat na naiisip ku baka sira ung pinangtest skin or ung reagent expire na ganun.. ganun po hanggang nakumbinsi kurin na magpacheck ung girl kahapun … ung nga naiisip ku baka dina sinabi kc sbi ng doctor daw confedential daw un ung babae magsasabi.. tapus nireleasan naman daw sia ng panibagong pink card.. iwan kuna .. huhuhu

  45. Lalaki says:

    Sir mam ito po ang akin khapun lng nagpa hiv test at pinacheck ung babae sa bar nireleasan nman sia ng pink card ulit then nagpa hiv test nman sia ok nman pero gnito prin aq.. kung ung gf ku kakagawan protected sex nman kmi always last 3 months lng hindi kmi protective tapus lhat carried na n mga nkasex sex ku magmula nung nung nagpahiv test aq ngaun ung eyelid ng mata ku mataba tas ung mga kaso kasoan ku ganun parin nag con contract na masakit huhuhu.. ewan kuna dku na alam bka niloloko lng aq nung nagpatinginan kunang babae sa center at ung pinsamahan kulang kc.. ok nman daw huhu release nga pink card ulit huhuhu..

    • Lalaki says:

      Bat ganun huhuhu dku na alam nangyayari skin sbi kc ng doctor confidential daw ung hiv test kaya daw di pinapakita if my hiv sia dina sina sia rerelesan ng ng pink card. Huhuhu

    • Lalaki says:

      Iba na tlaga ang nararamdaman ku.. huhuhu bat gnito na aq ngaun

      • Bea says:

        Ano pa symptoms mo?

        • Lalaki says:

          Dry skin muscle contraction all over sa body pins nerve ganun .. taas baba ang blood pressure makati kamay kaso wlang lession huhuhu.. ewan kuba.. my phobia nku sa hiv .. magpa hiv test ganun 3 times kuna gnawa kc same clinic.. sabi nga sakin ok ndaw kaso lalong lumalala huhuhu.. pinatest kuna ung babae.. ok nman pati dugo sa smear palang daw mkikikita ndaw.. kung sa gf ku ku nman i always protected kc ayaw ku siang mabuntis.. nag release nga sila ng panibagong pink card nia eh updated pa.. huhuhu iwan kuna..

          • Lalaki says:

            Ung last unprotected nmin 3 months ago na.. then ung mga last exposure ku sa mga bar girl ku 3 months ago narin .. ung bago ito lng pinatest ku ok nman daw sbi dun sa clinic bat ayaw ipakita ung hiv test nia kc daw confedential daw un.. huhuhu kaso nirelasan nman sia ng panibagong pink card.. huhuhu .. ok nman sia nun lumabas ung di sad huhuhu.. ung mga nagpopositive daw kc umuuwi na.. naano nga aq bat di sia nag uupdate na sa facebook nia dati dati araw araw sia update bka my tama na sia di lng skin pinasabi ng doctor.. kaso kung meron sana pina advisan rin aq sa hiv test huhuhu.. ayaw kuna tlaga

          • Praning says:

            Kung ako sayo pa test ka after 6montha from last exposure then kung negative ka pa test ka naman ng ibang STD/STI sa Hi-Presicion meron silang STD Package para ma determine mo ung sakit mo. Madami kasing sakit hindi lang HIV meron ibang sakit na similar ang symptoms sa HIV. Yan ang paraan para mawala ung pangamba mo at malinawan ka.

          • Imme says:

            Hindi lng hiv ang sakit nang tao…padcheck up ka sa doctor. Wag mu e baling yung hiv pag negative ka 3 months froms exposure
            Mo…NR kana ng ayaw mo pa… conclusivena ang 3months

        • Greg says:

          Hirap na tlaga aq..

    • Marx says:

      Patingin ka na po sa isang psych doctor

    • Mikey says:

      Hello po kuya LALAKI. May tanong lang po ako mahahawa ka ba ng HIV kapag nakipagsex ka sa kapwa mo lalaki pero di po sya positive?

  46. Pi says:

    Diba kapag nagpa hiv test ang detectable naman eeh. 3months ago and up?? Bakit yung iba lagi sinasabi ” last sex ko date na ganon” so from date na nakipagsex sia wait ng 3months. So paano yung mga previous pa? Na lagpas na sa window period.

    • Lloyd says:

      Much better kapag lagpas na window period which is 3 months.
      Kahit 10 years ago pa yan THE BETTER…ang iba kase 15 days palang or 1 weeks atat na malaman ang result kaya ang sagot is not conclusive kaya wait 3 months.
      Ok na po ba….

      • Pi says:

        Aaah. E diba po pwede naman magpatest habang hinihintay mo ung window period ng last unprotested sex mo. Madedetect nun yung 3months tsaka past po diba. Pwera lang yung recent na pasok pa sa 3months. Ganon po ba?

        • Pi says:

          E halimbawa po. Nag ka affair ung gusto magpatest a year ago. Un po ba ang sasabihin na reason kung bakit magpapatest ? dun po ba nila ibabase ang window period kahit na may patner at madalas magsex?

          • Pi says:

            I mean saan po ibabase nun ang window period dun sa year ago na nagkaaffair o sa last sex sa patner?

        • Lloyd says:

          Test now to determine ur base status para maclear na ung last sex mo a year ago or so then go back to your last sex and count 3 months before testing.

    • glen says:

      good morning po mam may h.i.v kaya ako nito kasi anim na beses na.po ako nakipag talik sa nakilala.ko.na boyfriend ko.po noon.
      saan po pwede mag pa h.i.v test at paano.po malalaman.na.h.i.v positive kasi asa likod ng katawan ko may maliliit na parang tigyawat na pula pula at maputla katawan ko po signs.po bha ng h.i.v po please reply po i really want to consult at gusto ko po mag pa test kung h.i.v positive bha o h.i.v negative po kasi hindi na ako makatulog ng maayos sa kondisyon ko

  47. jay says:

    gud eve, sa mga omorder ng fujibio kx miss ailen munar din ba kayo nagpadala?875 lang ba ang binayaran nyo?

  48. TheSomeone says:

    Ito lang po ang masasabi ko sa lahat ng nandito na nagbabasa at nagtatanong na naghahanap ng kasagutan. Get yourself tested! That’s the only way to find out if you are positive or not. I had an exposure to an HIV positive person (I learned his status recently) . And it was my first experience – I didn’t like it. It was traumatic. Then after it happened, I became paranoid that I may have already been infected of the virus. Nagkasakit, nanghihina at lahat na ng mga symptoms na nababasa ko dito. It took me a year and 3 months bago ako nagdecide yo face the truth. And guess what? Negative. Thank God. I can sleep well now and move on. Again, get tested! Stop asking na kung ganto ba ito or ganyan. Basta nagpatest ka after the window period and hindi ka na magpapaexpose sa mga high risk situations then wala ka ng dapat ikatakot. Pa check up ka rin baka ung mga symptoms mo sa ibang sakit naka link. Thanks guys.

    • Marx says:

      Nice one.. eto ung dapat.. may iba dito, pipilitin pa ung bayarang babae nag magtake nung test para lng maconfirm nia sa sarili nia may HIV nga xa (kahit NR nxa at 75days!).. Kaloka!

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