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. Kikiam says:

    Hi po pa help mg tumobo sa dika ko prang bumps. Tapos ng iba ng kulay ng dila ko. Syntomas ba to sa hiv?

  2. Lira Suangco says:

    Madismiss kaya ako sa Public Attorney’s Office kapag positive ako sa HIV or STD?

    • Aaron says:

      Wala bang admit dito mukhang natitira lng talaga sya. Ng Tao kc nka lagay pa until full name then paulit paulit ung tanung nya.kung Sino ka man matakot ka po sa karma

  3. Please Reply Po says:

    Hello po. Just want to ask. Last exposure ko nung october 2018. After 2-3 weeks nagkarun ako ng ubo for almost a week. Then after 3 months nag pa hiv test ako. NR naman po yung result. alam ko po hindi pa conclusive yun. Need ko pa po mag pa test ulit. San po ba ang area pwd mag pa test dito sa Calamba, Laguna?

  4. Bea says:

    Why can’t I see my post?

    • Bea says:

      Hi jane. pcr rna ung test na virus na mismo ang idedetect instead of antibodies. D na ako anxious, nasanay na ako sa mga symptoms at pagod na sa pag iisp kaya hinahyaan ko nlng at inaantay ko nlng kelan to mwawala

  5. Bea says:

    Hi jane. D nko makareply dun sa previous messages. Bka umabot na sa limit. Ung pcr rna is ung hiv virus na mismo ang idedetect instead of antibodies. D na ako anxious. Dami paring simtomas pero nasanay na ako’t pagod ng mag isip. Inaantay ko nalang matpos lahat.

  6. hays says:

    Hi po. delikado po ba na my kasamang hiv pos sa loob ng bahay? katabi m sya matulog tapos minsan same plate at same po kayo na baso? then paghinalikan ka sa pisngi tapos my pimples ka? my chance po ba na makahawa sa ganung paraan without sexual contact ?

    • hays says:

      pareply po please. and tonsillitis with fever po ba ay symptoms din?

    • Aaron says:

      Direct blood contact dpt bago ka mahawa. Tsaka Kung walNg sugat ung kasama Ng HIV positive sa bhy na exposed Wala kaung dpt ikatakot

      • hays says:

        kahit maliit ba sa sugat makakahawa po?

        • Aaron says:

          Ndi unless Maraming dugo lumalabas sau.

          • hays says:

            what if po na same kami na baso nanginamit tapos my dugo sa baso mahahawa po ba ito?

          • Aaron says:

            Kahit same kau Ng basa. Kunwari po ikaw unang uminom sa baso tapos my dugong naiwan then na exposed sa environment ung blood mo Ng 5-10 sec safe na po pra dun sa bata kailangan po kc direct contact blood to blood once na lumabas ung blood sa katawan mo kailangan directly syang mapunta agad dun sa ngipin Ng Bata pra mahagawa sya pero Kung my delay Ng 10-15/ sec safe n un

    • kon says:

      no, no, no.
      no sex/blood transfer, no risk.

      wag po pandirihan, most of them are already suffering from depression, be nice to them.

    • Lloyd says:

      No
      No
      No
      No
      NoWAY
      RESEARCH KA DIN

  7. Jhon says:

    Pa help po di ko po alam kung UTI lng or gonorrhea na po ito

    • Jhon says:

      Ask ko lng po magkano po kaya ang aabutin kapag nag patest and sa gamutan po ng gonorrhea sa sasagot po malaking tulong at maraming salamat

      • kon says:

        prepare at least 2000. mejo mahal ung gamot. good luck.

        • Jhon says:

          Yung check up palang po yun and test yung 2000? Or kasama na po gamot? Salamat po sa reply kon sobrang nkakatulong po

          • kon says:

            yes. check up, test and meds. been there years ago pero yung iba nasagot ng HMO (consultation).
            hope you get well and learn from it.

          • Jhon says:

            Kon maraming salamat sayo pwede ko ba malaman pangalan mo or number if sana lng kung pwede ka pa makausap… And ask ko lng saan clinic kaya? Within manila and how many days kaya sya bago gumaling ? Salamat po

          • Aaron says:

            Kung manila area ka lng punta ka San Lazaro.

          • kon says:

            kokonotsu1@yahoo.com

            hindi ako mabilis magreply.

          • Jhon says:

            Ok lng po kon 🙂 kuya aaron magkano po kaya aabutin pag duon? Kung sa mga clinic po ba gaya ng VD-STD clinic mahal po kaya? Magkano po kaya aabutin sa test,meds and check up?

          • Aaron says:

            Not sure sa price per since ndi nmn talaga private Ang San Lazaro mura lng un. Mag ka lng at least 2-3k

  8. Maria says:

    Possible po ba akong mahawa ng hiv kasi naalala ko po nun meron ako sugat sa kamay then nghugas po ako sa isang public toilet what if ung tubig po dun ay may halong hiv blood, semen or khit ano pa kasi public toilet po un eh ibat ibang tao ngamit? May cases na po b kayong gnun?

  9. Lulu says:

    Hello po. Safe po ba gumamit ng PEP? I had unprotected sex last friday night and Im curious? Pwede na ba ako magpatest ngayon?

    • kon says:

      no such thing as PEP dito sa pilipinas kung hindi ka naman health worker.
      learn about the standard hiv guidelines.

      • Lulu says:

        1st time ko kasi. Pinipilit nyang ipasok sa anal ko kaso dahil 1st time di nya napapasok lasi nasasaktan ako. My possibility ba na magpositive ako?

  10. secreet says:

    hiv na po ba ung puti na butlig sa katawan kumakalat po tanong lang kung kasama to sa sintomas ng hiv puti puti sya eh pag unang labas makati pag tumagal di na makati pero di na nawawala help me gusto ko pang mag kapamilya

  11. Nanay says:

    Hi po. Ask ko lng po kung nakakahawa po b ang hiv through sharing of foods and drinks po? Lalo na sa mga bata. Sabay lang po kumakain with same plate at baso po ang gamit. Hindi po ba mahawaan ung bata?

    • Aaron says:

      Ndi po. 🙂

    • Bea says:

      Hindi po. But don’t premasticate/ pre chew the baby’s food. Kc may controversial case about dyan dati. Para safe lang po.

      • Jane curious says:

        Hi Bea, I just did my home test using Fujibio and thanks God negative. Nakakatulog na ako ng mahimbing. Grabe sobra praning na ako sa anxiety at worries months ago. Sana ikaw din Bea

        • Bea says:

          Hi jane. Nagka symptoms ka? Ako, gnito parin may mga symptoms prin. Tested negative naman. D ko na maintndhan. Bka magpapaPCR cguro ako

          • Jane curious says:

            Bea, nawala nman ung mga nararamdaman ko. Baka kasi sobrang praning lang tau kaya lahat iniisip hiv symptoms na. So far, I don’t feel anything naman na. Nakakatulog na ako ng maayos. Ano pala ung PCR?

          • Bea says:

            Pcr rna, ung virus mismo ichecheck instead of antibody. Gsto ko na mag move on kaso sabay sabay tlga maraming symptoms. D na tumigil 😢

      • Bea says:

        Pcr rna ung virus mismo ang chinecheck, hindi ung antibody. D na ako anxious. Parang nasanay na lng ako sa mga symptoms na d parin mwala. Hinahayaan ko nlng. Pagod na ako mag isip.

      • Card says:

        Good day. Nagkaroon po ako ng sexual intercourse nung feb 9. Kinabukasan i found out may gonnorhea po ako. After po nun. Bumili ako ng antibiotics na hindi po prescribed ng doktor. After a week nawala naman na po yung gonnorhea 3 times daily ako halos nainom ng antibiotics. But after may puti na po sa dila ko sometimes po nagka fever ako. Pa help naman po

    • Ryder says:

      Magpatest kau yan ang sagot

  12. Boompanes says:

    Hello po pag nakipag anal ka po ba ng walang condom at naiputok po sa loob pwede bang magka hiv? Kahit negative man yung partner mo?

    • Lloyd says:

      No..amd no way…hindi nagself produced ang hiv
      Ang tanong sure laba tlaga ma negative sya?nagpatest pa ba sya?

  13. Quiry says:

    Hi po. Ask ko lng po kung meron po kayong 4th generation hiv testing? Ilang months po pwede malaman kung infected po ng hiv? Accurate po ba ito. And how much po ito? Thank you.

  14. jin says:

    ask ko lang bakit kahpon pmunta ako sa isang hygin clinic tapos magpapa test sana ako..tapos nung nalaman nila na nag pa test na ako ng april 5 biglang balik nlang daw ako ng july 5.. ang exposure ko ay feb21 dba mag uumpisa ang window period nung feb 21 .. s ibig sbhn naging strt ng window peroid q ay april kung kailan aq nagpa test

    naguguluhan ako tuloy 🙁

    • Aaron says:

      Ganito po kc Yan diba Sabi mo nag pa test ka Ng April then gusto mo ulit mag pa test Ng may ndi po pde un kc Kung Anu results mo Ng April aun parin un incSe na pag pa Ng may. Kya po need mo mag antay Ng 3months pra matapos ung window period Ng test na ginawa sau. Ndi kc pdeng monthly ka mag pa test. 🙂

      • jin says:

        so it mean imbis na may21 ako magpapatst mgiging july na sya

      • jin says:

        so ibig sabihin strt nnmn ako ng windows period ko so ngayon windows period ko ay april 5 na sya

        • Aaron says:

          Diba free sa Hygin clinic my rule sila na after mo mag pa test kailangan mag antay ka ulit Ng 3months bago ulit sa kanila mag pa test since na free sila ndi pde dun monthly Kang ppunta pra lng mag pa test. Wait every 3months bago ka nila ulit kunan. Pra nandun sa window period mo same parin un kung kelan ka nag karoon Ng exposure

    • Lloyd says:

      Patest ka sa private…sa public kase tinitipid…kaya rules nila every 3 months talaga.

  15. Jason 9n Mandia says:

    Good day po nakipagsex po ako sa parihas ko boy ng isang araw tapos po nasundan po uli ito another day posible ba magkaroon ako ng hiv pano po ito malalam kung nagkaroon ako ng virus,, nagkaron kasi ng sugat ung puwet ko at nangangati.

    • Aaron says:

      Kung same lng ung gumalaw sau tapos Wala syang hiv. Safe ka sa sakit. Pero Kung mag kaiba ung gumalaw sau tpos ung isa sa kanila my sakit. Aantay ka po Ng 90days then pa test ka Kung my sakit ka

  16. Bikoy says:

    Hello po Good Day sainyo. Ayun nga po dumaan din ako sa matinding anxiety. pero natuldukan din po lahat. Feb po last exposure ko and Safe sex naman po with women. Kinabukasan nakaramdam na po ako ng pananakit ng katawan na mararamdaman molang pag parang tatrankasuhin ka pero hindi namn talaga sumasakit lang sya. then nag ka singaw ako. nawala yong mga syntoms and bumalik balik din. sa loob ng 3 months paranoid ako. then last week sumakit yong ulo ko everyday. mild ache lang naman pero worried nadin ako kasi til now as of this writing masakit padin sya parang motion sickness. hindi sya kumikirot pero nahihilo ako. then ayon last week nag pa test na ako. NR naman pala.
    Parang feeling ko another chance ito for me para hindi na mag loko or tumikim ng iba. basta i will do my best.lakas loob lang ako nag punta sa mga clinics na may HIV test. yong napuntahan ko dito sa q.c tago siya pero pag pasok mo daming patiente na nag papatest din. okay naman at mababait ang mga nurse at staff. on the way palang kabado na ako pero 20 minutes lang may result na. Thank you Lord aalamat po. sana po sa mga natatakot mag pa test mag pa test na po. para matuldukan na kong ano man ang nararamdaman ninyo. now need ko malaman kong ano itong nararamdaman ko. atleast alam kong hindi siya HIV. God Bless po.

  17. Aaron says:

    Good day po sa laht . Guys I’m answering ur questions about sa knowledge ko. Pati pag explain sa isang mga tanung nya laht Ng Alam ko Ito ay Mula sa mga counselor.

  18. SakitUlo says:

    SakitUlo says:
    May 9, 2019 at 7:22 pm
    question po. naka condom naman po ako pero na alala ko fininger ko sya then na alala ko din yong kamay na fininger ko hinawak ko din sa nipples nya. then later on kinis ko nipples nya. na alala ko may singaw ako noon. possible po ba na mahawa ako sa ganoong scenario? then after po feb 5 onwarss sumasakit na katawan ko then nawala ng 1 month then bumalik ulit ngayon. then yong ulo ko parang nahihilo na mild lang ngayon parang ang bigat ng noo ko.yong sakit ng ulo ngayon kolang na ramdaman.. feb 4 exposure ko. hindi pa ako nag papapa checkup since then. and safe sex naman po.

    • Aaron says:

      Mag pa test ka. Kc Kung na exposed sa air ung fliud. Ng girl dahil nsa nipples Ito my chance na mamatay ung virus kailangan kc direct contact ung paraan pra mahawa Ng hiv

  19. Curious one says:

    Hi Good Day Everyone, I just want peace of mind biglang pumasok kasi sa isip ko after several years. last exposure ko sa men is 2014 pa and after that I never had any symptoms of HIV up to now. Im worried kasi may nabasa ako na it takes several years muna bago lumabas ang signs. pero last ko sa men is 2014 pa. Negative na ba ako? Im feeling well for the last 5 years and kahit isang symptoms wala akong naranasan, paranoid lang ba ako? PS: I never did anal, bj lang at sya ang receiver.

    • Curious one says:

      To be honest several men na ako nag karoon ng exposure pero puro bj lang silang lahat, Never ako nag bj at anal sa kanila. I need peace of mind please help me. basta yung last ko sa men is 2014 pa. 2015-2019 wala na akong exposure sa men.

      • Marx says:

        Tanging test lng mkapagsasabi… if you will test NR now, then you had been NR all along since 2015

        • Curious one says:

          for 5 years healthy po ako, kahit isang symptoms wala ako for the past 5 years. basta yun po puro bj lang lahat ng men partners ko sila receiver. gusto ko peace of mind. kahit dito lang thanks

          • Aaron says:

            Mahirap mag bigay sau Ng false hope Kung gusto m talaga Ng peace of mind mag patest ka in that way. My 2 things Kang gagawin 1st too know ur status n second pra sa peace of mind m

          • Marx says:

            if u want peace of mind, mgpa test ka.

    • Negative says:

      Get tested for STDs if you want peace of mind. Seek advise from health professionals and/or accredited HIV testing clinics for reliable information, which you are unlikely to get from this thread. Attend a HIV awareness seminar.

  20. Bogs101 says:

    Hello good day! Just a quick story po i worked in middle east and i was being harassed and raped. Sobrang depressed and paranoid ako for the couple of months wla ako msabhan kc bka imbis na support mkuha bka judgement pa. I decided not to finished my contract and umuwi pra mka move on and ung main reason k ung is yng health ko and pra mawala ung pagging paranoid ko n bka mhawa ako ng sakit nag p test ako for full std test last may 1 and NA lahat ng result accurate po ba un mkka move on n po ba ko?

  21. Hair says:

    Pano po pag ang Hiv posituve ay Bottom tapos ung Negative ung top maari po bang mahawa ang Top na negative

    • Aaron says:

      Chance parang parin po. Ndi nga lng ganun ka taas since na sya ung top. Kung Tama ko sa pag kakaalala ko pag sya ung bottom mejo delikado

      • Aaron says:

        My video sa YouTube about dyan search mo pra ma explain sau Ng maayos

        • MICHAEL says:

          kuya aron, pwedi po bang malaman contact number mo o facebook account naguguluhan po kase ako ngayon e

      • MICHAEL says:

        Ano ba sintomas ng aids or hiv? matulungan po sana ako medyo naguguluhan ako e. Lagi po akong naiinip tas parang may bumubukol sa leeg ko madalas din napagtatae nasusuka. Sana po matulungan niyoko kung may test na nasa bahay lang para malaman kung positive or negative

        • Aaron says:

          Order ka po Ng fujico

        • Aaron says:

          Ang aids po Ito ung final.stage Ng HIV . 1-10years Ang aids bago lumabas pero Kung pabaya ka sa katawan mga 1 years lalabas sa cguro un depende kc sa life style mo Kung gaano mabilia magiging aids ung hiv mo Kung appected ka

        • Aaron says:

          Ang aids po ay final stage Ng HIV. It means Kaya umabot Ng aids ung sakit Ng isang tap kc ndi Ito umiinom.ng gamot pra sa hiv. Depende sa life style.ng taong my HIV Kung gaano katagal bago maging aids ung sakit nya normally 1-20 years

        • Aaron says:

          Ang aids po ay final stage Ng HIV depende po sa life style Ng isang hi positive Kung gaano katagal Ito ma.develop.. normally.it takes 1-20years na walang jniiom na gamot PRA SA HIV BAGO MAGING AIDS

  22. jpox says:

    my last exposure march 2 2019 after 2 days i got a fever ,cough,cold chills..
    and then followed by sore throat and redness of my left eye that dont gi away..
    last may 2 i got tested for hiv and NR nman..
    hangang nagyon namumula pa rin yong mata ko at sore throat ko..
    possible ba ito sign of hiv??

    • Aaron says:

      Wait ka po ng 90days tapos pag NR parin look the another way bKa ibng sakit yan

      • Aaron says:

        Maybe I ask what kind of sex ba ginawa nyo at my condom ba

        • jpox says:

          hindi po ako naka condom tapos saglit lang po pinasok sa vagina about 3seconds
          bago ako nag condom tapos na oral sex ako sa kanya.

          • jpox says:

            i mean dumila po ako sa kanya..may chance ba na hiv po ito

          • Aaron says:

            Kung nalunok m ung fluid nya tapos my singaw ka or bagong bunot ngipin or my sore throat ka my chance na mag ka sakit ka

      • Aaron says:

        Ung time ba na pinasok m ung vaginal nya my fluid syang nilabas then pinasok m ung sau.?

        • jpox says:

          opo tapos saglit lang naman..ngayon yong tonsil ko may puti2 na hindi na wala wala

          • Aaron says:

            Nandun ung mga factors na pde Kang mahAwa. Pero try m ipa ung ibNg STD na sakit. Kung HIV free ung girl. Mag patigin ka agad sa doctor Ng I D

          • jpox says:

            tapos yong white blood cell ko po ay pa baba nang pa baba..dati 8.72 tapos naging 8.27 tapos ngayon cbc k0 naging 7.25 nlang

          • Aaron says:

            Kung kilala m ung girl pa test m pra malaman Kung my sKit ba talaga sya pra matulunga. Muna Rin na walng mahawa if ever na my sakit sya at matiglas m bhy nya

          • jpox says:

            hindi ko po kilala yong girl…tapos ang mLaking problima ko pati asawa ko nahawa kona..

          • jpox says:

            kapag po ba pa baba ng baba yong whiteblood cell kO infected na po ako??

          • Aaron says:

            Pag PO ung Cd4 Ang nababa my chance na hiv sakit m. MG intay kau Ng 90days then sabay kau mag pa test Ng asawa m

          • jpox says:

            nag pa test na naman ako kanina kasi parang nilalagnat ako tapos may rashes lumabas sa likoran ko masakit ang katawan laging pagod kahit tulog naman..kaso nr parin ako gusto ko na maging reactive nalang ako para mainum ko na yong gamot na dapat inumin ko..

          • Aaron says:

            Dpt po nag pa check kna rin sa ibang STD case pra kung laht in negative for sure talaga HIV sakit mo..!

          • Marx says:

            Gusto mo maging reactive nlng? Wow ha, iba ang tama mo bro. Wla pa pong gamot sa HIV; ung gamot is para macontrol lng ung HIV virus sa katawan mo… ‘wag mo na tingnan ung mga WBC, CBC na yan… wlang kinalaman yan (trust me)… simpleh lng, pa test ka uli for HIV 90 days after exposure… yan lng ang dapat mong gawin.. o di kaya pacheck ka sa isang Infectious Disease doctor para sagutin ang iyong mga doubts…

          • jpox says:

            nag pa tining na po ako nang ID doctor tapos pinatest ako nang std negative naman pero reactive ako sa ASO TITER..bali pod rective ako sa bacteria pero d po daw STD.

    • Bea says:

      Usually after 2 weeks po ang ARS. Parang mabilis po masyado yung 2 days.

  23. Tsq says:

    I tested negative after 38 days or 5.4 weeks after unprotected sex, using fujibio. I have no symptoms and my cbc result is normal. Is this a good indication that it will still be negative at 12 weeks test? Thanks

    • Aaron says:

      Hopefully po Sana Kung lagpas Yan Ng mga 2months mataas na chance mo na NR talaga mag re test ka using fujico after 90days. For now enjoy ur self muna

    • SakitUlo says:

      question po. naka condom naman po ako pero na alala ko fininger ko sya then na alala ko din yong kamay na fininger ko hinawak ko din sa nipples nya. then later on kinis ko nipples nya. na alala ko may singaw ako noon. possible po ba na mahawa ako sa ganoong scenario? ngayon po kasi sumasakit yong katawan ko. then yong ulo ko parang nahihilo na mild lang. feb 4 exposure ko. hindi pa ako nag papapa checkup since then. and safe sex naman po.

      • Aaron says:

        Kung my vaginal fluid ung nipples nya then na exposed sa hanging Ng ilang sengundo ndi hiv Yan. Kc.kailangan direct contact . mangyayari

  24. Lira Suangco says:

    Can I be removed from the Public Attorney’s Office if they find out I have STD?

  25. Aaron, says:

    Kelan po ung last exposure mo. And what type mo sex Ang ginawa nyo at Kung my condom ba explain mo pra mBigyN ka namin Ng advice

  26. Patrick says:

    Pabalik balik po ung singaw ko pero hindi naman mo masyado masakit ang simgaw.ko sa bibig at kada 2weeks gumagaling siya at bumabalik nanaman sintomas na po ba ito ng HIV?

  27. ciaang says:

    hi, ask ko lang po after kasi namin magsex ng bf ko 2 days after sumakit ang ari lko tapos dumudugo sa twing umiihi ako. sign po ba yun ng HIV ? pls pakisagot. natatakot pako magpacheckup.

    • Aaron says:

      Tulo cguro Yan pa check ka sa std. 🙂 Wag ka matakot mag pa test

    • Negative says:

      Get tested for STDs. Seek advise from health professionals and/or accredited HIV testing clinics if you want reliable information, which you are unlikely to get from this thread. Attend a HIV awareness seminar.

      Scared of medical check up/tests? YOU SHOULD BE MORE AFRAID OF THE ADVISE/OPINION YOU ARE GETTING FROM THIS THREAD.

  28. Just saying says:

    Wag po makampante sa mga comments lang dito.wag po natin isa alang alang ang future natin sa mga comments lang dito.see a doctor at doctor lang pa ang dapat pakinggan kung off the hook napo ba sa hiv or hindi pa.kung negative ka sa hiv tests lampas window period and still suffers these symptoms better to consult a doktor.lalo na if weak ang immune system.pag masyado kasing mababa ang immune system ng tao may cases na nd ito nededetect ng mga testing kits.

    • Aaron says:

      If I remember correctly mga cancer patient lng ung mga natatalang rare case Lalo ung nag under NG therapy. Mataas na po ung accuracy NG mga testing kits ngaun. Kya given then a chance magiging false lng yN Kung Mali ka Ng pag calculator sa window period m

    • Bea says:

      I somehow agree with you. May na witness ka na po bang gnyang case and how long has it been detected after exposure?

      • Aaron says:

        Wala pa kung na witness pero Sana Ng counselor sa.love.ur self sa expand Ng 90days most people malalaman na Kung my sKit ka Kya nga nag bigay Ng 90days window period

  29. Just saying says:

    Wag magtiwala sa mga testing kits symptoms still persist despite of having a negative hiv test results beyond window period try consulting an infectious diseases doctors.rare cases of delayed seroconversion due to auto immune disorder.factors of having a co infection of hepa as well or it could be a false negative test result

    • Marx says:

      Anong mga symptoms ba yan? bka yun ung nakikita lng sa internet at self-diagnosed symptoms… yes, I would agree seeing an Infectious Disease doctor… pero if low-risk ka lng nman, I think you don’t need to… kung hindi tayo maniniwala sa mga kits (and sa labs like Hi-Prec), ano nlng ang paniniwalaan natin? it will only breed anxiety and depression… don’t spread it po.. “rare cases” lng nman pala yang sinasabi mo…

  30. Zel says:

    Pag anal sex malaki ba chance to have hiv?

  31. Kyla says:

    To Jane Curious whats your fb? I hope nag babasa kapa dito like me

  32. Lalaki says:

    Lalaki beboy po name ku sa skype sir lyyod..

  33. Lalaki says:

    To zoolander , heyward, natatakot says, willy says, why says same lng gnagmit mu email add bwesit ka tlaga nsa under kmi ng stress anxiety kung anu anu sinasabi mu gumagwa ka ng kwento .. alam mu ba nararamdaman nmin ngaun.. back read po kau sinasbi nia nag positive daw sia 5 months gnamit daw nia sd bio, . Second scenaryo nagkabf daw sia ng kano 8 months daw sia nagpositive maawa kna man smin .. wag po kau gagawa ng kwento .. tignan niu po sa pic lng gnagamit sa pic kung same which is same email lng po kahit magpalit po kau ng name basta same email lng po di magbabago pic niu sa hiv philippines.. anyhow magpapatest prin aq sa six months payo kulang sa inyo wag maniniwla sa mga kwento .. aq dmi ku tlga nanararamdaman kinukuryenting katawan maskit lhat.. ng katawan naiipit ung kmay pins and needle msakit ulo.. sumasara talukap kaliwan mata ku halos lhat.. nararanasan ku hirap tlga.. kinakaya kulang.. halos lhat na nararamdaman kuna hirap tlaga 85 dyas nr prin.

  34. Testing says:

    Help

  35. Lira Suangco says:

    Nagtanong ako pwede raw matanggal sa PAO kapag malaman na may hiv…

    • Aaron says:

      Pde po. Lahat na lalo na Kung hazard sau ung work mo. At sa health m. Aun lng reason Kung bakit pde ka matangal sa work pero Kung aalisin k lng dHil hiv positive ka Mali un

    • Lalaki says:

      Wag mung ipaalam mam its remain hiv test is confedential

  36. Blythe says:

    Anong hospitals po ang nagamit ng 4th gen testing? and may free testing po ba that uses 4th gen? sobrang paranoid na po kasi ako. i hope you can help me. thanks in advance

  37. Vin says:

    Kakaatest ko lang nung april 23, 2019.NR naman. Pero may mga symptoms ako. Di pa din nawawala yung pag aalala ko

  38. Lalaki says:

    Dna aq gmaling masakit always katawan daming kuryente huhuhuhu. Spasm always subrang sakit… 12 weeks na nr prin nkakainis na huhuhuhu gusto kunang gumaling.. ung mata kung isa sumasara msakit always inflamed.na. huhuhu naawa nku sa self ku bwesit nku … ang sakit skit ng daming kuryente paa ku sa ktawan .. dami kunang nainom na gamot di nman na aq gumagaling.. ayaw kuna suko na aq ayaw kuna dami kunang ngastos sa sakit nto lhat ng vitamins lhat lhat na huhuhuhu..

  39. Keep safe Always!! says:

    Hi, share ko lang po para sa nakakaranas ng sobrang Anxiety at sobrang paranoid regarding their HIV status

    May nakasex ako last October 7, 2018 sa guy na nakilala ko lang sa isang gay app. We had an unprotected sex, and im the receiver. Night after that incident, inadd nya ako sa fb and nakita ko na sobrang lantad nya pala and may friends din sya na nawala na due to HIV complications. Inamin nya na yung ex nya is also Hiv positive..
    Sobrang natakot ako and after 1 week nagsearch ako ng symptoms ng HIV that time im very thankful kasi wala ako nararamdaman pero may ibang site na nagsasabi 3-4weeks after exposure dun mo palng mafifeel yung symptoms..so ako naman parang tanga na umaasa na safe sya pero waiting ako baka may mafeel akong symptoms. Then after 3 weeks of being paranoid, sinipon ako then nagkasore throat and multiple kulani sa leeg, akala ko tonsilitis lang pero sobrang worried ko na 3 weeks na yung sore throat ko, then may tumutubong rashes sa katawan ko with matching body aches na parang binugbog na nagtatransfer yung skit sa iba ibang part ng katawan.. sobrang worried na ko na feeling ko gusto ko nalang magpasagasa.. 1 month after, medyo nakakalimot na ko pero after mwala ng isang symptoms ay may papalit na bago like singaw sa bibig. Sobrang worried na ko kasi sore throat ko di nawawala., Then may times na nagnight sweats din ako 😭 So nagpacheck up ako and hoping na bacterial infection lang kasi kung viral sya iniisip ko HIV na.. so viral infection nga sya. Mas lalo ako nawalan ng pagasa..

    2mos /8weeks after those sleepless night and over worrying days, bumili ako ng fujibio, kask naaapektuhan na din work ko sa situation ko.. medyo narelieve ako kasi negative.. pero andun pa din yung anxiety..

    so after 10mos umorder ulit ako, negative ulit.. pero di ako natitigil kakasearch at kakaisip kasi sumasakit pa din throat ko.

    Bumili ulit ako after 12 weeks.or 3mos January 2019.. finally negative ulit..

    Nakakamove on na ko eventually pero di pa din ako natatahimik until 6month after exposure. So suppose to be dapat april7. Pero dahil nakamove on na din ako late na ko nagtest. Using fujibio May 2, 7 mos after exposure negative pa din.finally, makakamove on na ko ng sobra.. thank God and thank you din sa group na to..

    My advise: do not think too much, magliwaliw. Nuod ng funy movies while waiting for the window period. It helps a lot. Wag mag search ng symptoms at parang tanga na magaabang na dumating yung certain symptoms na yun.. kasi pag under anxiety ka sobrang nasasayang yung oras mo.. for me I lost almost 3months kasi yun lang iniisip ko. and live your life to the fullest. If you are negative.. magingat! Now I treated my life as my 2nd life, nagkamali, nastress and nadepressed. Nagpray, natuto 🙂
    Thank you!!!

    • Kyla says:

      May i ask po Anu pa pong symptoms naramdaman niyo pwede ko po ba malaman or if may dummy account po kayo i would like to talk to you because of the same matter masyado nakong inaatake ng anxiety ko kaka isip ng symptoms

  40. mike says:

    question lang po for my research. what date po napublish itong article? hehe

  41. Aaron says:

    Fyi. dAti akong nag post ng questions dito at my ilang mababait na taong nag reply sakin. Napagdaan ko Rin laht ng takot at anxiety nyo. Guys stop na sa pag Google ng symptoms 😂 kc pinapatay nyo lng sarili nyo . Pag labas 3months na at NR ka move on. Ndi lng po hiv Ang STD na sakit. One more tip just pray and surrender everything to him. By the way 6months din akong nag tiis ng kabaliwan. Pull ur self up at mag pa test only that can tell Kung my sakit ka talaga. Please stop Google the symptoms
    God bless po sa laht
    PS. NR po ako

    • Tsq Marcelo says:

      Anong contact numbers landline or mobile ng site na nabibilan ng online hiv test kits dito sa pinas. Thanks

  42. Eleot says:

    Ilang araw kba mhahawa ng hiv after mo mkipag sex s girl? O s pg sex nyo days lng abwat mhawa kna?? Pki sagot po slamat.

    • Aaron says:

      Good pm po sa pag kakatanda ko correct me if I’m wrong 4-6weeks ayan ung window period na pdeng malaman na my HIV kna kc that time na develop na virus sa katawan natin Kya nag sasabi sila na the best mag pa test ng 12weeks 90days pra dun malalaman Kung my HIV kna

  43. Lalaki says:

    Bkit gnito parin aq huhuhu ang hirap masakit katawan sumasakit.. tas nawawala

    • Aaron says:

      Example po January 3 last sex mo tapos nag pa test ka ng April 3 tapos NR conclusive na un pero. During Jan 3 – April 3 tapos naulit pa ung sex life m ndi sya pdeng masabi na safe

      • Hari says:

        Pano po pag ang Hiv posituve ay Bottom tapos ung Negative ung top maari po bang mahawa ang Top na negative

  44. Kleir says:

    Hello po, okay lang po ba mag hiv test using the fujibio home kit kahit almost 2yrs ago na yung last sex? Or mas okay kung derecho na ko sa doctor?

    • Maxi says:

      Same tayo sir ako almost 2years na yung last. May nararamdaman ka ba sir na symptoms na possible hiv?. Ako sir pangagati lang nararamdaman ko. Natatakot din ako na baka hiv?

      • Aaron says:

        Ndi po ko expert pero trusted namn ang fujico. Gamitin mo sya pra my idea ka Kung Anu I epect mo in case mag pa test ka sa doct

      • kleir says:

        may mga skin rashes ako ngayon sa ilang parts ng katawan ko, hindi ko alam kung dahil ba sa weather or baka symptoms na ng hiv. sinearch ko naman yung skin rashes symptoms ng hiv pero hindi naman sya ganun yung ichuran pero ntatakot pa rin ako kasi hindi safe sex yung last ko.

        • Maxi says:

          Parehas tayo ng nararamdaman sir. May skin rashes din ako pero konti lang at hindi katulad sa itsura ng sa hiv rashes. Sana malaman na natin kung ano meron satin. Sobrang hirap ng nagiisip

  45. Aaron says:

    Possible po Kya po lakasan mo loob mo at mag pa test ka then kapag negative move on na

  46. Aaron says:

    Mag pa test k pra mG KAroon k ng peace of mind

    • tobi says:

      nagpatest na aq 6weeks exposure NR pareho hiv1 nad hiv2

      nparanoid kasi aq that time mga syntoms n nransan q ay ngka kulani aq s leeg at now nawala nagpa chck ndin aq s mga docktor impction daw sa lalamunan ko and ngka rushes aq dhil daw s mga anti biotic nawala naman yun

      now wla naman aqng kht anong sytoms like mga singaw s bibig lagnat na pabalik balik pagtatae

      naparanoid labg kasi aq 1st time nkipag sex sa taga beerhouse kya ntakot tlaga aq

    • Eleot says:

      Ilang araw kba mhahawa ng hiv after mo mkipag sex s girl? O s pg sex nyo days lng abwat mhawa kna?? Pki sagot po slamat.

  47. tobi says:

    sino nakaka alam kung anong GEN gamit sa Medical City 3rd gen po ba or 4rth

  48. Lalaki says:

    Panu aq mag momoveon gnito nman nararamdaman ku mabigat ulo .. kinukuryenting katwan muscle spasm, diarrhe ubo un left eye ku iwan ku kung inflamed sumasara. Msakit lhat ang hirap araw araw kutong nararamdaman .. huhuhu.. ang hirap dku alam bka seronegative aq or anu.. or bka 4months-5months magpositive aq.. 😭😭😭 ayaw kuna mhigit 2motnhs kuna tong nararamdaman.. huhuhu

    • Lalaki says:

      Kung mababasa n iu kc si why? Says sa page 90 plus, 2 monthS negative sia using sd bio social hygine and fugibio 3months negative . At 5 months at the hospital he turn positive.. even tru story of hiv survivor ganun rin po.. huhuhuhuhu

      • Lalaki says:

        Daniel rin po years nagpositve siA .. huhuhuhu nkakabuang na.. kung wla lng sna aq long nararamdaman magmomove on nku.. natatakot nku sa mga tao dto sa bhay.. bka mahawa ku sila.. foots pain dina rin nwala .. tinutusok always mbigat ulo always.. kamay msakit

        • Aaron says:

          Have faith lng :). Kung nag pa test kana sa mga testing hub like love ur self at negative then lagpas sya sa window period. Look it the another way around ndi lng hiv Ang makukuha sa sex. Na sakit

          • Lalaki says:

            Tapus na sir sd bioline gnamit sakit ito mga test ku 2weeks , 4 weeks, 5weeks, 8weeks , last 12weeks huhuhu ganito prin nararamdaman ku. Di na aq gumaling

          • Kkk says:

            Ganyan din ako yung parang may sipon ko d nawawala mga 2 months na lagpas pero NR ako 4 months

          • lol says:

            Tanong ko lang po.. Tuwing ma hohorny po ako palagi akong may nakikitang fluid sa brief ko na mula sa titi ko.. At chaka may skin rash pa rin po ako, mga almost 5months na po siguro na hanggang ngayon makati.. Sa mga braso ko po ay makati pero yung nasa legs ko po ay Hindi .. Kulay pink po siya na lumalaki kapag kinakati at humahapdi.. Erectile Disfuntion po ba ito yung fluid na lumalabas sakin or baka sintomas na rin po ito ng HIV? sana po may makasagot ng tanong ko😞

      • Vin says:

        Taga san ka?

  49. Lira Suangco says:

    If you are positive with STD can you be removed from government service like the Public Attorney’s Office…?

  50. Maxi says:

    Possible po ba na kahit almost 2 years na since last.time nakipag sex ay may risk pa din ako aa hiv today?. Ngayon lang po kasi nagcome up sa isipan ko na baka may hiv ako dahil hindi din safe yung lasttime ko at hindi ako gumamit ng condom. Wala naman ako matandaan na naramdaman ko na hiv related since nung nakipagsex ako. Ngayon lang nagkakaron ako ng mga rashes at pangangati at nagaalala ako na baka dahil ng hiv to. Possible ba na ngayon lang nagkakaron ng symptoms sakin? Dapat po ba ako magpatest.

    Nakapag palabtest na po ako pero cbc lang and urinalysis at normal po results. Hindi ko kasi naisip nung una na possible hiv related yung pangangati ng katawan ko until magsearch ako sa google.

    Sana po matulongan niyo ko . Salamat ng madami

    • Maxi says:

      To add up lang po. Lalaki po ako, Ang dahilan po kaya ako bigla nagworry dahil hindi ko po kasi gf yung naka experience ko that time and before yun meron pa po sa ibang babae pero with condom naman kaso natatakot ako na baka pwede makuha yung hiv sa oral sex din?.

      Ano ano po ba dapat ko maramdaman bukod sa rashes kung positive ako?. At sa ganting katagal na na almost 2years na.

      Salamat po sa sasagot. Pasensya na sa abala

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