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. HB says:

    Hello po. Possible po ba na may hiv ako kahit more than 1 year na nakakaraan since last exposure ko sa I think na may risk na may hiv siya? (for example mga babae na nakilala ko lang sa bar, nakainuman then nagkaron ng contact).
    Wala po ako nararamdaman na ibang symptoms kundi pangagati lang(rashes),pagiihi, at other related kidney issues etc. . At first natakot ako na baka may something na sa kidney ko pero after ng mga results naman ok naman. Pero bigla na lang pumasok ko dahil sa rashes na baka i have hiv pero di ko lang nanotice yung mga first symptoms nito? And natatakot ako na baka malala na hindi ko pa.alam.
    Sigurado po ako na last exposure ko ay lagpas na 1year dahil im in a serious relationship na right now and we have no sexual contact pa so its been a year na since my last. Possible po ba na pwede pa rin ako magpatest pa? Or kahit hindi na at anxiety lang to nangyayari sakin?.

    Salamat po sa sasagot

  2. Mr. N says:

    Hello po.. possible po ba na nag test after 3 to 4 months then NR then after 6months pag test ulit nag PS? Tnx po sa ssagot.

  3. Kenjie Garcia says:

    Hello, ask ko lang if kapag madalas ba nakikipagsex sa partner Men/Men is posibility na magkaroon ng infection at mapunta sa HIV?

    P.S – Ako pa lang nakakasex niya wala ng iba.

    Pakisagot po. Thank you!

    • Aaron says:

      Kung kau nlng talaga at walang ibang kasali. As long as na hiv free kau walang kang dot ikatakot. Tsaka depende sa sex na ginAgawa nyo Kung oral Yan mallit lng chance mag karoon ka ng hiv Kung Isa sainyo meron. Pag anal lng 😂 mataas ung chance Lalo na Kung sa loob.pinutok ung semen

    • Aaron says:

      Kung sure k talaga na ikaw lng ka sex nya at Wala nmn sainyo my sakit na hiv Wala ka dpt I ka worry
      .

  4. Joshua says:

    Hello po 3 weeks na pong parang napakainit ng ari ko nagpainject na ako at natapos na antibiotics ko pero wala parin pagbabago normal naman lahat ng urine test ko anu po kaya problema ko

  5. Kyla says:

    Hi guys ask ko lang ano ba po ibig sabihin ning 3months?

    May i ask is there any ovet the counter medicine for herpes/ gonorrhea im planning to
    Have a test sa Love hub same place padin po ba sila any feedbacks? Free charge po?

  6. Lalaki says:

    Just to update sir lyyod 85days/12weeks after exposure the result nr parin kaso msakit parin mga muscle ku my pins needle prin nababaliw nku .. halos laht ng symptoms naranasan ku trangkaso panghihina ubo sipon pagtatae papamawis rash boils focullitis white tounge coating nail changes to yellow. masakit katawan always na mamanhid tusok tusok prang my umaagos na tubig sa katawan ung pran nauulanan, lympnodes totally prang aids na sia nr prin result ku.. ewan kuba kung matutuwa aq bka after 6 months mabulaga nlang aq positive pla aq.. nkakabaliw ung sasakit bigla katawan mu tapus mawawala ung kaliwan mata ku sumasara minsa prang inflamed..

    • Lalaki says:

      Using sd bioline 3.0 aq sir lyod. Sbi ng councilor ku ok ndaw pero my symptoms prin aq .. npapaisip aq minsan ..

      • Aaron says:

        Hi. 🙂 Pa check mo ung I Ang STD na sakit baka syphilis Yan. 85days tapos NR ka mataas na chance m na hiv free ka talaga

        • Lloyd says:

          Check ka sa hi precision all std the kapag nr parin most probably 98 % to 100 ay nr ka tlaga.
          Sa kwento mo palang paranoid kana kaya anxiety yan..mau case talagang akala nila postive na sila kakaisip kahit inabot na 2 yrs same parin.
          Rest ur mind na kase..trust God..pray always.

          • Lalaki says:

            Masakit kc ulo ku sir lyyod tapus na blood chem ku wla nman nkita..

          • Anne says:

            @lalaki..ang hiv ..you may experience for symptoms is only fpr 2 weeks up to 4 weeks…if im not mistaKen bacteria ang nakabara..ang bacteria ay naka low nang immunesystem that is why you may experience defferent symptoms..plus you have anciety

  7. Mr. N says:

    5 months after ska lng ako nakapag test gamit fujibio kit ordered from hivtestkit.ph then it was NR.. conclusive na kya yun? Or need to test again after 6 to seven months? Tnx po sa mga sasagot

  8. Jane curious says:

    I need your help po. Tagal na po akong di makatulog sa sobrang worry. I had a possible exposure last August 2018. Isang gabi kasama ko ung guy I meet online. I had unprotected sex with him. Tatlong bases po nangyari in one night. I had no contact na with him after 2 weeks. Until now tinatawagan ko cel# niya, di na makontak. Mas lalo akong nagworry.

    Since September 2018, lagi na ako nagworry kaso di ko alam anong gagawin. Sobrang takot ko nman magpa-check up. Pero lagi ako nagpapa-blood test as my regular test lang at okay nman ang mga result except sa high cholesterol. Tapos last Thursday sumakit tiyan ko. Natakot ako naka apendix ko may problem. Kanina pagpunta ako sa ob ko, sabi niya pa-CBC at urine test ako. Nakuha ko na ung result. Ang sabi doon, low Lymphocytes ako. 20% lang. Ang normal range ay 25-40. Di ko pa nakausap ung doktor kc half day lng clinic niya today.

    Ang tanong ko po, ito na kaya ung signs of HIV? Last month kc okay pa nman ako nasa 30% ang result ko.

    I need your help please. Di ako makatulog. Salamat ng madami sa sasagot

  9. Lloyd says:

    Hey guys,
    Test ngayon as they claim is very accurate na kahit 3rd gen pa yan na ussual ginagamit sa mga free testing hubs….kadlasan wlaa pa 3 months nadedetect na. Meron namn at bihira na lampas 3 months. But 3 months talaga ang conclusive na test. Ang mga bihira madetect sa 3 mos ay mga taong mahina ang immune syatem like may cancer. Sa mga hindi mapakali sa 3 months results nila pwede ka umulet ng test at 6 months. Ang aabi namn kase ng doh 3 to months. Pero sa mga nagpatest na lampas na 6 months at meron ka parin naramdaman baka ibang sakit na yan.Go test for all std sa hospital or HI PRECISION. Kadlasan ANXIETY lang yan at pinapahina ang immune system mo sa kakaisip.Dibert ur attention sa ibang bagay at bawasan or iwasan ang pagsearch ng sintomas kay google at mababakiw lang kau jan kakaisip.BETTER WAIT FOR 3 MONTHS THEN REST UR MIND KUNG NR KANA.Wag nyo na pahirapan sarili nyo.INGAT nalng sa susunod..HINDI LANG PO HIV ANG PWEDE MAGING SAKIT NG TAO.Wag po natin i associate agad sa hiv porket may rashes or nagtatae ka.
    Test lang po ang makapagsasabi kung meron kab or wala.Wag po tayo manghula at HINDI RIN PO KAMI MGA DOCTOR DITO. Katulad mo kami ay dumaan din sa ganyang proseao.Wag napo unli ng tanong..backdead read nlng at minsan nakakairita na tkaga..Madami na nawala dahil sa naidita na sila…before active pa si Kol dito kaso naasar na sa paulet ulet na tanong…kaya move on na po ang dapat magmove on..WAG MONA PAHIRAPAN ANG SARILI MO.

    • Marx says:

      hahaha.. grbe tlga ung pagtatae oh! natawa (at the same time nairita) po ako dun! backread nlng po tau at wag unli tanong… iwas google ng signs and symptoms! Magpa test; yan lng ang taging paraan…

  10. Donnie says:

    Good day!

    Nagpa medical ako (requirement nang company for employment) result is reactive sa TPHA then non reactive nman sa HIV. Since nag reactive ako sa TPHA nag try ako mag kit for Syphilis and ayun nga positve yung result. Hindi ako nakapag seek nang treatment agad agad. Last week nagpa test ako RPR method result is non reactive. Ano kayang test nang pede to confirm if meron ba tlga or wala? At saang institution mag maganda? Thank you!

  11. Kyla says:

    May nakapag test na po ba dito sa loveyourself hub?

  12. man says:

    good day nagpacheck up ako sa doctor kasi nagkapenile discharge ako and di ako naglab test. niresetahan lang ako ng antibiotic at hanggang ngayon di pa rin nawawala yung discharge. ano kaya puwedeng gawin? salamat sa magrereply

  13. Kim Jimenez says:

    Hi!nagpatest po ako sa dubai ng HiV 1 & II Anti-body result is negative po , ngyon po worry doubt po ako sa mga nanyyri sakin wala nmn po ako mkita na sign na meron ako pero hndi ko po maiwasan ang magisip.Gusto ko din po sna bumili ng test kit hndi ko po alam kung pnuh at kung saan po

    • Imme says:

      NAg pa test kana pala sa dubai. Bakit. D kaba nag mwdical ilang months ba exposure mo doon..sa medical sa uae kasama na doon hiv1/2 at syphilis hepa b hepa c tb. Kung mag medical ka doon.. san kaba nag pa test sa uae sa cosmo care or sa zack medical city?

  14. alfred allan says:

    https://imgur.com/a/FQTjPLy

    fujibio, 2 months / 8 weeks testing.

    exposure incident around February 20, last time I tested was January and its negative.

    without a doubt, I think im positive still, ill get my confirmatory tomorrow.

    • Marx says:

      God bless po.. be strong.. may buhay pa kahit positive.. mas controllable pa nga yan kesa diabetes… and hanapin mo community ng mga positive (meron yan, di ko lng alam) para may mkausap ka…

  15. Kkk says:

    Sino taga davao dito na nagpatest sa rhwc?

  16. ryder says:

    mag patest po kau yan lang po ang tanging paraan para malaman ang kalagayan natin

  17. Baphie says:

    Good day po. Ask konoang po sana kung may chance po ba magka HIV pag sa oral sex?? Salamat po

  18. Jen says:

    Hi good pm po, ask ko lang po kasi biglang may tumubo sakin na rashes sa private part ko and sa may anus ko.Natatakot po ako kung ano to.Ayaw naman maniwala sakin ng boyfriend ko na sa kanya galing to kasi bago sya dumating sa buhay ko almost half a year di naman ako active sa sex.Chekwa po sya

  19. Ryan says:

    Ano po schedule ng clinic hours ng loveyourself testing hub sa shaw? May updated contact number po ba kayo nila? Di po kasi nagrereply dun sa number na nakapost. Thank you!

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  21. Neozep says:

    Hi guys, nagpa test ako sa high precision after 28, 54 at 80 days from possible exposure. I think 2nd generation antibody test (not sure) lng ung ginamit worth 350 pesos. NR po lahat ng result, can I consider it to be conclusive? May kunting simptomas pa kasi akong nararamdaman eh, like stomach gurgling, loose stool, swollen lymph nodes, at minsan na hihilo ako bigla. Salamat po sa pag sagot.

    • Marx says:

      NR ka na… sa tingin ko 3rd gen ung kit ng Hi Precision…

      Go see a doctor for your other symptoms. iconsulta mo nlng din sa isang Infectious Disease doctor regarding ung concern mo sa HIV…

      Congrats and be happy!

      • Neozep says:

        Thank you po sir marx. Confident na sana ako sa result kaya lng sabi nung counselor 3 to 6 month dw window period, which is very rare nman po dba pag lumagpas ng 3 months. nag alala tuloy ako ulit. C kuya google lng kasi ang sandalan ko this past few months. Again, thank you sir marx! Godbless po.

    • Aaron says:

      Bka po syphilis Yan 🙂 ndi hiv pero Kung gusto mo ng peace of mind pag pa test ka ulit saktong 90days tapos pag NR parin wag kNa mag worried pa

  22. jin says:

    hi ask ko lang po ngpa hiv test aq sa medical city and NR nman po
    ang exposure q nung feb 21 2019 ang ngpatest aq nung APRIL 5 2019
    sabi ng doktor mkkta naman na if meron nadaw kasi 6weeks na ang nakraan last sex exposure q ask ko lang po accurate na poba ang 6weeks window period nagiisip padin kasi aq na sstress padin ako

    • jin says:

      pa answer po please

      • Marx says:

        Hi.. backread ka po dito… yes tama, 6 weeks pwede ng madetect. Pero 3mos after exposure is the most conclusive. Pero if NR at 6wks most likely ka NR kana nyan. Happy Easter!

        • jin says:

          sge po nppranoid padin kasi ako bali magpapa test aq sa may 21 kasi 3mos nayun
          sana NR padin ako na sstress padin kasi aq now haisttt nttkot na tuloy akp

        • jin says:

          sge po sa ngayun wla naman Aqng mga syntoms maliban nlang s mga lumabas n rashes s skin q pero 3days nawala naman and after that ngka kulani aq sa sa leeg at likod ng tenga ngpa chck up nmn q sabi ng doctor na inflame po ang lalamunan q now naman nawala na po mga ibang kulani q and ung ntitira isa maliit na sya and pawala nadin nmn….

          • Marx says:

            ‘wag mo na isipin yang mga sintomas na yan; ibang saking lng cguro yan at hindi HIV… move on ka muna; aliwin ang sarili. Manood ng netflix, mkpgusab sa mga kaibigan, etc. Patest ka ulit after 3mos (may21)…

          • jin says:

            sana NR padin aq sa May21 kasi NR aq nung unang pa test q nung 6weeks screening

    • Anne says:

      Ang ginamit na pang test natin ngayon ay mostpy 4rth gen na..so 6th weeks palang ay makikita na kung may virus kaba o wla.

  23. Jek says:

    Hello po! Sorry paranoid po kasi ako, bale po may bf po ako na american, and last sex po namen is march 16,2019 prior po niyan nagpatest kaming dalawa bale nagpatest din siya sa 🇺🇸, ito po ang results, pero doubt po ako sa results niya kaya natatakot po ako. Pero wala nman akong any symptoms na nabaggit sa hiv. Sana po matulungan nyu ako.

  24. Julio says:

    Been months already since i became paranoid about hiv.
    I got 3 small bumps under my genital it midly hurts kapag nahahawakan pero normal naman lahat ng ihi ko walang ibang masakit.and then on the 6th day naisipan kong hugasan safeguard eventually nawala, then 2 days after nagchill ako masakit lalamunan ko nagpacheck up ako sabi acute parynghitis so nagtake ako ng antibiotics nawala din lahat ng symptoms.plus i had sex multiple times with just one person at always im on shield. It really bothering me if may hiv ako. And I’ve been deciding to get a test.

  25. Bea says:

    Hello po. Meron po ba kayong idea bout sa aids-like disease? Ung puro negative ang test pero symptoms are like HIV ARS and AIDS.

  26. Winnie The Pooh says:

    When the immune system is in this weakened state, it is much easier for certain pathogens (bacterial, viral, fungal etc.) to invade and cause an infection – these types of infections are called Opportunistic Infections (OI’s). Sometimes, these infections can cause certain types of cells to become cancerous, and these are also classified as Opportunistic Infections.

    https://www.dtapclinic.com/articles/10-common-hiv-related-opportunistic-infections/

  27. praning says:

    Napapraning na po ako. Please help. Honest po na ang last sex ko is 2015. No sex since then. No possible risks like sharing needles, kissing, blood exposure.

    No symptoms in the past 4 years been healthy po.

    Nag-patest na po ako sa isang sikat na ospital, NR ang result.

    Any possibilities po na meron talaga ako?

    • praning says:

      elisa 4th gen daw po yung test na ginawa nila. pero napapraning lng talaga ako pls help

    • Marx says:

      ‘wag po ipilit maging REACTIVE kahit NON-REACTIVE ka na… sasaya ka ba kung reactive ka na? Nwei, go see an Infection Disease doctor and have him/her assure you na NR kana talaga. If hindi ka pa kumbinsido after consultation with the doctor, balakanajan..!

  28. help says:

    nr po aq sa hiv test.. pero yung mouth mdalas sumasakit tounge q.. anu po kyag test ang pde ko patest

  29. NR1 says:

    Hello, ask ko lng po if sure ng Negative result ako gamit ang fujibo 1/2 test kit? After that unprotected sex wla naman na ako nakasex na iba. Sure po bang nakakadetect ng HIV un fujibo? Nasunod ko naman po un procedures on how to use it. Thanks po

  30. Khalil says:

    Almost 6 mos na NR naman nung na test ako as of 3 mos pero bat di parin nawawala maliit na lump sa batok ko? Ano kaya ibig sabihin if NR naman ako?

    Papatest ako sa ika 6 mos ko

    • Lloyd says:

      Pacheck ka sa doctor mo.

      • Khalil says:

        Salamat po

      • George says:

        Hello loyd

      • George says:

        D ko lng sure kong natanggap niyo ang update ko. Para lng sa mga nag alala. Ito yong storya ko.
        Isa akong seaman. Yearly kami nagpa HIV test. Last 2008 nagkaroon ako ng Chlamydia. Last Jan 18, 2019 nagpamedical ako at nagreactive reading 4.5. Nagtaka ako bakit ako nagreactive. Mever ako naabunohan ng dugo. Never ako gumamit ng babae na hindi ako nakaprotected. Hindi ako gumagamit ng bayaran na babae.Tapos inulit nila nagreading 5.5. Pinadala ang dugo ko sa san lazaro. Yong dugo ko na yon kinunan nila ulit hiv screening nagka reading ng 4.25. Matagal ang result ko halos umabot ng dalawang bulang.bali 4 na araw nlng magdalawabg buwan. Tinawagan aki ng medical center sabi may result na daw. kaya nagpunta ako. Doon lng sa harapan ko binuksan ang subre.Ako ang unang bumasa. Result sa western blot NEGATIVE. niwalang isang signal band sa mga boxes. Bago ako nakatanggap ng resulta sa confirmatory. nagself test kami ng misis ko parihas kami negative gamit ang FUJIBIO. Peri inilagay sa Final status ng confirmatory INDETERMINATE. Remark: Repeat HIV test at PCR ( Viral load ) Bago ako nag pa PCR nagounta ako sa Social hygien sa manila Result Negative gamit SD BIO. Ngayon pumunta ako sa HP nagpakuha ng PCR at CD4. 5 days lng may result na Nag result NO MEASURABLE and DETECTED HIV VIRUS. HIV RNA not DETECTED.
        PCR ang pinaka mas mataas pa sa western blot. Just after 5 days from infection makuha na agad ang viral load. d kana maghintay ng window period. Sa akin subra subra.oa ako sa window period. kaya Ok na ako salamat ng dios.

        Noong nagpamedical ako subrang ubo ko. Dala ng FLUE. Para sa iba para malaman ninyo na HIV i fected talaga kaayo. Suggest take PCR d kana maghinaty ng window period.dahil vural load na mismo ang chinicheck specifically. ang western blot maghintay pa kayo ng window period.

    • Imme says:

      Normal lng naman yung lumps..NR na kau papagalitan na kau yan nang counselor sa ginagawa nu..

  31. Menard says:

    Good evening po..ask ko lng po kung may clinic po kayo sa cagayan de oro

  32. Bea says:

    Ms anne pa aadd po. Bea villaluz, walang picture po. Thanks

  33. John paul angat solis says:

    Pahelp naman poh natatakot na poh kac talaga aq

  34. John paul angat solis says:

    Saan poh pwdng mag latest about HIV

  35. Rio Llanto says:

    Hello goodmorning i’m Rio 5 years na kami ng partner ko and now my anak na din kami minsan lang kami gumamit ng condoms almost everytine withraw lang. Then last last year nagkakadingaw ako nawawala then bumabalik so akala ko wala lang nung nanganak naman kasi ako last year negative naman sa hiv but this month lang ive got itchy and burning feeling sa vagina ko. May uti ako pero ilang years na din simula nun di na bumalik kaso ngayon yung nararamdaman ko sa vagina ko is di na nawawala san ba maganda magpakunsulta or anong dapat gawin sana may makatulong na dedepressed na ko.thank u

  36. Curious says:

    Hello, is it possible for HIV virus to live inside the syringe even under the sea?

  37. Nhel says:

    Pde po b magpatest khit wla pang 1 week after possible exposure ? Need ko po tlga professional advice …

    • Lloyd says:

      8 weeks to 3 months kapag 3rd gen test ginamit at karamihan libre sa mga testing hubs pero ung 4tu gen test at meron sa mga hospitals like st lukes..medical city and makati medical center pero mahal nasa 2 fo 3kand 28 days after exposire pwede na madetect antigen/antiboby kase sya.

      • Nhel says:

        Sir lhoyd ask ko lng .. 1 week na after possible exposure .. ang symptoms pp na nranasan ko is almoat ay ito..
        • almost 3 days musclea pain sa binti
        •almost 5days na pra akong may lagnat pero ndi mtaaa temp ko
        •3days minor headache( hindi sya sobrang sakit eh)
        •ngaun po almost 2days na very soft to liquid ang dumi ko
        Need ko pa po ba tlga mag hintay ng 1month bago magpatest ?? And libre po ba sa inyo ??

        • Nhel says:

          Additional ko lng po pla sa symptoms ay prang nagka UTI ako kc hirap mejo msakit kpg umiihi ako .. sir Lhoyd same ba ng test kit ang sa HIV at Syphilis ?? At same symptoms din ba sila ???

  38. Lira Suangco says:

    Wala kasi ako time busy kami ngayon sa Public Attorney’s Office.

  39. Hakhak says:

    Meron po ba kayong free testing kits dito sa cebu? And where to get them? I badly need ur help, urinated with blood pero not so thick. Just blood along the with the pee. Please I badly need ur help.

  40. Bea says:

    Ms. Anne, pwede kta machat sa fb? May tanong lng po sana ako about sa symptoms nyo dati pls. Thanks

  41. marc erwin zambrano says:

    magkano po bayad pa test sir

  42. marc erwin zambrano says:

    hiv po ako sir eehh .. please red my comment

  43. marc erwin zambrano says:

    sir matutulongan nyo po ba ako sir ..

  44. Mik says:

    Hello Good Evening Guys… Got this kind of feeling. Nakatapos na po ako ng 3 months and it saya non reactive pero bakit di parin mawala yung white patches ko sa dila. Nandito na sya three days after exposure last oct and and meron pa rin ako up until now.

  45. Jennifer Garcia says:

    weekdays lang po ba pede magpatest??

  46. Jaaam says:

    Usually mga ilang days po ba makikita ang symptoms?

  47. Lira Suangco says:

    Hello, I am Lira Hosea Herrera Suangco aka Lira Suangco for short. I don’t normally post but very curious about this topic. I had UTI before and have unprotected sex. How fast transmission of HIV?

  48. Dioni bakit jumamoy says:

    Please i want to be tested 😭

  49. Dioni bakit jumamoy says:

    PLEASE READ AKO PO AY MAY HIV NA BAGO PALANG PWEDI MO BA KAMING TULONGAN? 😭 PLEASE

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