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. Hopeless says:

    Opinyon nyo po!
    Given po na madalas pong magkasalit gf ko, tapos may nakikita po akong symptoms like sore throat, skin rashes or genital herpes.
    Anu po bang dapat kung gawin??

    • Lloyd says:

      Get tested po tapos consult a doctor…ASAP

      • Cza delima says:

        Hi i want to ask lang po i am pregnant and nag pa laboratoty ako Tpos sa result ng Lab ko sa Venereal Disease is Reactive postive n po ba un pero suggest for confirmatory p po ako May std na po ba ako ? Please enlighten me nattakot po ako kase pregnant ako.

    • Negative says:

      Get tested for STIs. Seek advise from medical 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.

  2. Batman says:

    Hi, nakipag anal sex po ako kanina then di ko namalayan nabutas po pala condom twice po nangyari. Kabado po ako kung ano pwede mangyari. Ano po ba dapat kong gawin?

    • Lloyd says:

      King infected ang kasex mo pwede ka mahawa, kung infected nga but only a test can tell.
      Ikaw nman rest ur mind amd wait for 8 weeks for inital test then repeat after 12 week of exposure.
      Hiv ay mahirap maacquire but meron JACKPOT.Just pray.

      • Batman says:

        Thank you po! I wait nalang po sa 8th week para magpatest. Hoping na negative. Napaparanoid ako, thank you again..

      • Green says:

        Sir Lloyd, curious lang po.. Paano niyo po nasabing mahirap maacquire ang HIV? Thanks.

        • Pahipo says:

          I agree with Lloyd’s question. Based on DOH statistics as mentioned in the article above (if you ever bothered to read and understand), 26 new cases of HIV infection are reported everyday. Is that a reflection of your statement “Hiv ay mahirap maacquire”?

    • Benedict Brian says:

      If the person you had sexual contact with is infected with HIV, the window for the HIV to be detected is after 4 to 8 weeks from the time of contact. Meaning, if the contact was last week and you want to be tested tomorrow, the result will not be reliable. From HIV 101 seminar I attended when I got tested.

  3. Hopeless says:

    From Tacloban.
    Anu po ba pinakamalapit na hospital na pweding magpatest???
    Pareho po kasi kami ng gf ko na may parang skin rashes sa genitals.

    Iniisip ko po na baka acute na if ever na postive.
    (Wag naman sana)

    Salamat po!

  4. Regrets says:

    Hi,
    I have ATP now.
    Was sexually active until last month, both oral and genital.
    Is that a strong sign na positive ako?
    Will get tested one day, in the mean time gusto ko Lang malaman kung ano yung chances.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • Concerned citizen says:

      It is usually a variety of symptoms (ARS), but sometimes aymptomatic. Test at 6 weeks then 3 months, or when symptoms subside.

    • IMHO says:

      The only way to confirm infection is to get tested. Do not rely on symptoms or signs. To get conclusive result, get the test after 3-6 months from the time of exposure ie unprotected sex. So if your exposure is April, you may get the test after July.

      I had unprotected sex October 13, 2018 and I got tested May 25 this year. Negative. I’m moving on now and more committed to safe sex. What a relief to get results from reliable test protocols.

    • IMHO says:

      The ONLY way to confirm HIV infection is to get tested. Do not rely on symptoms or signs. To get conclusive results, get the test after 3 to 6 months from the time of exposure i.e. unprotected sex. Meaning, if had exposure last April, get tested after July or August. I had unprotected sex October 13, 2018. I got tested last May 25. Negative. I am now moving on and more committed to safe sex. What a relief to get results from reliable medical protocols.

  5. Worried Me says:

    When is the safest time or i mean the safest window period to get tested? I mean na 100% na tlgang non reactive ka… Ksi i got tested 3 months and 6 months after the exposure… 3 months is enough ba
    Thanks po. Need your comments po ksi I’m confused.

  6. Choy says:

    May idea ba kayo kung saan pinakamura will go for a test tomorrow

  7. Unknown says:

    Last may may 13 2018. Naki pag sex po ako sa ex ko. Wala po kming gamit na condom. And after 15 days nagkaroon po ako ng ghonnorhea. Pero napagmot ko naman po aga take ako ng antibiotics for 1week. Posible po ba may hiv yung ex ko? Kasi after 10 months nagpa test ako tas yung result naman po is NONREACTIVE.

  8. Green says:

    Makukuha po ba agad ung result ng test sa San Lazaro within the day? Thanks.

  9. OralSexes says:

    may nag oral sex po sakin .. pero saglit lng 10-15secs lng the jakol nlng.. mean meron na po ako? no blood. di po ako nilabasan sa bibig niya..

  10. Steph says:

    I was really hesitant magpa-test but I have to. Last month i experienced those disharged and i made a research about my condition. i was really afraid na magpunta sa mga Public hospital. thanks to this forum and to the one suggested her. Doc Pat Shaw, I just sent a message to them on their facebook page and set an appointment. napakabait ng doctor. and very confidential.

  11. echo says:

    kapag po ba.mag pa test nang lahat nang std makukuha ko ba agaf ang result ?

  12. Green says:

    Ask ko lang po sana kung saan may 4th Generation Test dito sa Pilipinas. Thanks.

  13. hays says:

    hello po tanong ko lng po what if my mouth sores ako tapos nagdeep kissing kmi ng gf ko pero wala namang dugo na lumabas mahahawa po ba sya? sana po hindi huhu d pa rn kasi ako nagpapatest

  14. angel says:

    hi i want to have tested. recently pumunta ako sa ob gyne ko. kasi may something na discharge ako na ndi maganda aMoy. do some test like urine. pap smear not yet. tas pag ndi pa din daw po mag std test daw ako. anu ba pag kaiba ng hiv sa std

  15. Neco says:

    Bakit hanggang ngayon kulang at hindi sapat ang supply nyo ng gamot sa RItM? Mahigit one yr na isa bottle pa rin ang binibigay hindi kagaya noon 3bottles per 3months. Doh anu ginagawa

  16. InnocentPrettyBOy says:

    Good day, Di po ako nagpapatest po para sa hiv. One week narin po kasi nakipagoral sex po. Nararamdaman ko anman po yung ibang symptoms po pero hindi papo ako nilalagnat. Kung meron po ba ako reconsider narin po bayun na acute hiv?. Pati kung meron po saan po pwede makakuwang gamot po?. sa mga hiv positive po lets support each other po ito po yung contact number kopo usap po tayo 09282836292

    • Aaron says:

      Mag pa test ka muna pra malaman Kung my sakit ka talaga

      • InnocentPrettyBoy says:

        Kahit one week po malalaman napo agad yun?

        • jin says:

          much better 6weeks tapos balik ka after 3mos

        • Choy says:

          May idea ba kayo saan pinakamura ? Will go for a test tomorrow

          • InnocentPrettyBoy says:

            Good Eve, po meron po tayong center po sa bawat lugar po na under po ng government, libre lang po ito. Nagpaconsult po ako at bukas ko papo makukuwa result. Wag po kayo mahihiya po lumaput po sa kanila.

        • jin says:

          yung sad echo at jpox iisang tao lang ba sila kasi pareho lang ng icon image ehh

          dba kpag same email gamit mo d nagbabago image icon

      • Benedict Brian says:

        For decades, I have been sex positive. There were times that I was reckless. Finally last week, I availed of free test from one of the centers mentioned in the article above. It turned out negative. It was my first HIV test. It was luck. Luck. Luck. Luck. The test has made more committed to safe sex practice. Regular HIV testing, every 6 months, is now part of my routine.

  17. sad says:

    aaron,kailan ba talaga mag pa test 3months after exposure o after infected?
    kasi sinasabi 2 to 4 weeks bago ma detect after infected..
    o yong exposure means infected na ako nyan?

    • sad says:

      kung may hiv yong babae tapos yon yong last exposure ko that means infected na ako nyan o mag bilang pa nang ilang days bago ako ma infected nang virus..?

    • Aaron says:

      Ung exposure po. Meaning nun Kung kelan ka nag roon Ng last sex example . May 20 last exposure mo ( sex ) then kelan mo mag intY Ng 3months bago mag pa test para malaman kung my sakit ka

      • sad says:

        aaron nag pa test ako 84 days hindi pa yon conclusive?

        • Aaron says:

          Sa knowledge ko po it’s ok na

          • sad says:

            aaron thank you!pero pa test pa rin ako after 90 days kasi may mga symptoms pa rin ako..

          • jin says:

            same tyo aq ngpatest ako 6weeks and 11weeks NR naman…mas maganda ipa chck mo s doktor yang nrrmdaman mo baka kasi d nmn s HIV yan..aq sintomas q nagka streptraoth ako tapos nag pa chck aq buti naman ok na naman na ako….tska ano ba sabi ng consilor mo kasi skin sinabi skin ay ok na daw yun…dhil my 6weeks NR na ako wag mo ifocus yang mga skit mo sa hiv baka iba lang yan

          • jin says:

            sa san lazaro kasi ako nagpa test kaya maninwala nmn tlga ako sa sinabi ng consilor ko na im free and stop thinking .. at sabi p kasi ang 6weeks na NR ay yun ndin nmn para masabi tlgang conclosive ppblikan ka after 3mos

          • sad says:

            jin ganun ba ..nag pa test ako 4 weeks 6weeks 8 weeks at 10weeks at 12 weeks nong may 24 2019 puro Nr tapos hangan ngayon pumapayat ako tapos nag tatae hindi makatulog nang maaus tapos minsan may lagnat..masakit ulo..d ko alam kung anu talaga nangyayari sa akin..

            jin , paanu ka na diagnos nang strepthroat?

          • sad says:

            sabi kasi sa akin nang councelor ko na d pa daw conclusive yong result ko last ecposure ko march 2 2019..tapos last test ko may 24 2019 pabalikin pa niya ako sa june 30..
            cguro may sakit talaga ako sa palagay nya kasi may mga symptomas ako ehh..

          • jin says:

            psble nahawa aq kasi s guard namen… and wla naman aqng sintoms now na khit ano…try nyo s san lazaro na kayo magpa chck kasi aq ngpa chck aq kinuhanan tlga aq ng blood s hospital po tlga aq dumertcho… and try nyo po magptingin s doctor baka kasi iba yanh skit nyo eh kasi ang 12week or 3mos conclusve na yun except baka may ibang exposure kapa maliban dun s march 2…

          • jin says:

            dumaan din aq s pag iisip d makakain nagka kulani din ako sa leeg pero nagpa chck aq sa doctor at sinabi skin n infction sa lalamunan bngyan aq ng mga antibiotic pero now ok naman n aq and now wag ka magpka stress ssbhin nmn ng doctor yun if need mo magpa chck about sa hiv

            kasi sabi ng consilor ko sa san lazaro conclusive na ang 11week..

          • sad says:

            hindi ko na talaga maiintidihan yong katawan ko hindi ns talaga normal gaya nang dati..wala na ako na sex na iba yon yong march 2 isang bayarang babae..
            lgeh masakit katawan sakit ulo at nag tatae ang nararamdaman ko ngayon tapos minsan may lagnat..

          • sad says:

            Paano ka na diagnos nang doctor na nag ka infection ka sa lalamunan?

          • jin says:

            and pa check ka std

          • sad says:

            jin panu ang procedure don sa sanlazaro hospital..san ako mag punta drtso?

          • jin says:

            pumunta lang aq s jose reyes hospital and sinabi ko madalas ako natutuyuan ng laway tapo parang masikip lalamunan q tapos snbi qna ngpa chck ndin aq s medical city at kinuhanan ako ng blood for CBC and sabi bactirial infction daw and bngyan ako ng anti biotic after q nainom anti biotic dpa din nawala and after 1 week my rashes lumabas skin pero d makati and sabi posble sa antibiotics yun..tapos chnck lalamunan ko at nkita sobrang inflame hndi sya sortroat .. tapos bngyan ulit aq ng antibiotic .. kinakabhan padin tlga ako kasi iniisip ko baka may hiv aq .. tapos nung pang 11week q pmunta na aq s sanlazaro at sabi n consilor q baka nga daw paranoid lang ako and baka daw gawa ng kaka google.. and sabi nya ang 6week na test ay pwede naman n daw yun kasi gawa ng 4rth gen n gnagmit ng medical city and sabi nya after daw ng test q at kung NR ako move on n daw..

          • sad says:

            pero ako parang hiv positive na talaga ako kasi iba na talaga yong katawan ko noon at sa ngayon..madalas na ako manghina ngayon tapos dami nang nararamdaman..baka hindi pa na detect yong virus sa katawan ko..hindi ko na alam kung anung gagawin ko kung hiv positive nga talaga ako..pero bakit ang tagal naman ma detect yong virus ko halos 84 days na..huhuhu tapos dami nang sintomas lumalavas sa akin..

          • jin says:

            baka po kasi kaka isip mo lang yan and if posstive k dpat ndtech na dba sabi nmn 6week madedect na if may virus ka kasi nga 4rth gen n gngamit ng pang test isa pa sbhin mo lahat sa doctor yan baka kasi ibang skit yan like std dba… kasi std medyo similar sila ng sintoms wag kang matakot pa chck sbhn..

            tapos kpag punta ka san lazaro tapos pagtanong mo yung H4 building yung H4 nayun para tlga s screening sa hiv yun.. tapos may bayad 20 pesos yung hospital card ang pag chck ng blood is libre pero tingin q ssbhin sayo ng consilor magpa general chck up ka kasi 12weeks NR ka

            pero punta kpadin para mayka peace of mined ka 🙂 wag kana mag isip

          • sad says:

            jin maraming salamat ha kahit papa anu na comfort mo ako..sana nga jin negative talaga ako..d bali na mag ka std ako may gamot naman..sana nga std lang to dinadala ko..huhuhu..

      • jin says:

        kung wala kang exposure mula nung last test mo na NR ka negative ka talaga

        tska sa susunod ingat kana po…

        ako leason learn n tlga skin yan npranoid din aq dyan at umiiyak aq

        ask ko pang KIT ba pinang test sayo or tlagang kinukhanan ka ng dugo

        kasi skin kinukuhanan tlga aq ng dugo

        • sad says:

          kinuhanan talaga ako nang dugo..tapos yong test ay parang pregnacy test..
          tapos sa ritm naman sa pasay kinuhanan din ako nang dugo pero hindi ko nakita anung ginagamit nila pang test..

    • sad says:

      jin kung mag pa test ako sa san lazaro san ako mag punta drtso?

      • jin says:

        tska bkt mo ssbihing pstive ka eh lahat ng ttest mo ay NR wag mo pahirpan sarili mo kakaisip ok

        relax mona isip mo punta ka sa san lazaro bukas ng maaga kasi 12 ng hapon cut off yun maaga ka punta dun kasi madame din po nag papa chck up dun

        • sad says:

          dito pa kasi ako sa byahe..sa barko kasi ako nag trabaho..mga 29 pa dating namin..balAk ko din mag pa test ulit sa san lazaro..

        • sad says:

          may low grade fever ako simula nong 22 hanggan ngayon..huhuhu

          • jin says:

            wait mo nalang pag uwi mo ng pinas pag dating mo pa chck ka agad sa san Lazaro para malaman mo kung anu ba talga yang sakit mo kasi baka lang nagkakasakit ka gawa ng humihina na immune system mo dahil stress ka kakaisip …

            chill kalang kasi NR naman mga test mo

          • sad says:

            actually dito lang ako sa pinas jin..local lang byahe namin..sa 29 dating namin manila sana nga hindi to hiv..

          • jin says:

            ah sa thursday ka pa chck up 🙂 tapos balitaan mo kame if ano na balita NR ka bsta sbhin mo lahat ng nrrmdaman mo and qng ano ngyare sayo wag k mahiya

    • Lex says:

      Dba. Lampas 3months kana tapos ilang test na. Try mo kaya ang ibang case sir… baka ibang infection yan. Madami kasi ang mga i fction try mo pa test nang iban case…

    • Lex says:

      3months. Nr safe kana nyn sir. Pa check ka nang ibang case mo.. punta ka nlng sa family med. kung anu ma recomend niya para sayu..

      • sad says:

        dami kasi nararandaman sir..nangayayat ako tapos..walang hana kumain..yong red blood cell ko at white blood cell pa baba nang pa baba..lagi masakit ang ulo at lalagnatin ako pag tumayo..huh

  18. Worry Female says:

    Sabon na ginamit ng may hiv ay nakkahawa po b? Pano po kung may sugat o dumudugong tigyawat po sa mukha at ginamit pa ng may hiv ung sabon sa knyang genital area. Pgka ginamit ko po ung sabon mahahawa po ba ako? Kinakabahan po ksi ako may rushes po ksi ako sa pwet dahil sa napking ginamit ko at same lng kmi ginamit na sabon nung may hiv.

  19. Oral Concern. says:

    Good Day Po!

    I had unprotected Oral Sex(Receiver) last march 2019 got tested 2 weeks after exposure Non-Reactive for HIV 1/2, Syphilis, Chlamydia, HSV 1 & 2, Hepa A, B & C. retested again after 2 months (56 days) same panel of test, result non reactive. papatest po ako ulit this coming june for 3rd month.

    P.S gaano po kalaki yung chances na mag reactive ako sa isa sa mga test? since non reactive sila both 2nd week and 8thweek(56days) after exposure specially HIV? planning to take 3rd gen and 4th gen HIV test soon.

    Maraming Salamat po! 🙂

  20. steve says:

    i know im possitive already pero im afraid, under age pa ako im living with my grandm, advice? takot ako sa lahat sa mga sasabihin ng tao sakin and esplly to my parents i have been hiding this problem for almost 2yrs na. :/

    • kon says:

      get your help from somebody else if hindi mo kaya sabihin. there are groups out there.
      START YOUR TREATMENT or else they’ll know pag malala na yan.

    • Aaron says:

      Pray hard 🙏 for guidance tapos sabihin mo sa family mo Ang lht what ever come accept it

  21. Notice me please says:

    Is it free lng po ba or how much lahat ng test including HIV , VDRL , HB sag , URINE cs/gs … Kung sa RITM po ako mag papa test . Thank you so much po sa makakasagot. God nless us all

  22. Chin chin says:

    How to order po?

  23. Hello po, i got tested 4 times (16 days, 28 days, 3months, and 6months after the exposure). The results are negative. My question is, I am conclusively 100% free from hiv? Parati kasi akong nagkakasakit, singaw,at namumuti yung dila ko tsaka sensitive. Tpos prang tumutunog yung dyan ko tsaka basa palgi yung tae ko… Neeed your comments and advice

  24. Poor boy says:

    Pa help po guys last unprotected sex ko with my friends female nung may or june 2018 na month pero nag patest ako nung november 11, 2018 ng HIV, syphilis, hepatitis A at B sa anglo Love yourself nag Non-reactive po lahat, pero nitong month ng april at may nangangati po genital parts ko halos pati buong katawan tpos may parang white heads at pimples yung ari ko pero nawawala din naman, conclusive at accurate na po ba yung 5 or 4 months NR nung nagpatest ako? Please pasagot naman nag-aalala na po ako huhu parang kelangan ko pa ng another test para masigurado

  25. goodboy says:

    sir/mam jan.6 last exposure q tpos ngpatest aq march 16 and inulit may 22 NR sa government clinic.. pero ung nakakaram dam p aq ng pamamanhid, tpos feel burning ng paa,kamay, katawan tapos 5kilos n nabawas ng timbang q.. hirap ng ganitong nararamdaman tpos wala mapagsabihan.. ndi makatulog ng ayos kkaisip buti n lng merong ganito nakkapagopen aq.. sure n kya free n aq s hiv? para khit papano laking bawas n sa isipin q? salamat sna matulungan po aq..

  26. Ernest says:

    I got tested kanina. And Thankful ako kasi Non Reactive ako / Negative

    Thank you sa lahat

    Ps . ako yung nagwoworry sa Oral sex

  27. Etomak says:

    May nag blow saken ayun lang naman ginawa niya saken hanggang sa labasan ako may possible ba ma mahawa ako ng ganun? At wala din sugat penis ko nun?

  28. JV says:

    Kailangan ba malaman ng Doctor sa Clinic namin kung nag positive ako? Bago kasi ako bumalik sa work. Sila mag decide kung FIT to Work na ang employee. Thanks

  29. andrea says:

    It is possible na maka kuha ng HIV sa oral sex?

  30. Female says:

    Hi ask ko lng po sana, last unprotected sex ko po kasi is may 13,, but sumakit po ung vigina ko is lately lng ng may 17,,pra pag iihi ako is parang binabalisasaw,, pwede na po b ako mag pa HIV test? Saan po pwede at magkano? May idea po ba kayo? Possible po ba na may hiv ako?

    • jay says:

      We don’t know what’s your real condition unless na nagpacheckup ka po. Tyaka marami pong klase ng STD or baka STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) lang po yan. Ang makakasagot po talaga nyan at makakapagbigay ng tamang medication is Doctor.

      • sad says:

        sir/maam posible pa ba na mag reactive ako kasi nag pa test ako nang 11weeks after exposure
        NR nman kaso ngayon nag ka sorethroat ako tapos swollen gland at pumapayat..nag tatae din po ako…

    • jay says:

      May mga Hubs po na naka indicate dyan sa Taas ng Article, if private clinic naman po… Hanapin niyo lang po yung DOC PAT SHAW page sa FB.

    • Aaron says:

      My mga free testing hub like love ur self.

    • 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.

  31. anne says:

    I need answer po sana, san po may free herpes test?

  32. worried says:

    Nagpa test ako 10weeks after exposure negative nman…tapos bakit nanghina ako pumapayat din nag tatae
    wala nman ako std..maari po rin ba na hiv to ?kahit may sintomas hindi parin ma dedetect yong virus? salamat po..

  33. Female says:

    May 19, 2019 at 6:32 am
    Hi ask ko lng po sana, last unprotected sex ko po kasi is may 13,, but sumakit po ung vigina ko is lately lng ng may 17,,pra pag iihi ako is parang binabalisasaw,, pwede na po b ako mag pa HIV test? Saan po pwede at magkano? May idea po ba kayo? Possible po ba na may hiv ako?

    • Jay says:

      hi mam, yes the best thing to do is mag patest/checkup. And magpa laboratory exam for Sure. Only physician can determine kung ano yung condition mo para ma treat ng tama… There’s a lot of Hubs mention above check mo lang. or you may consider Doc Pat Shaw (hanapin mo lang sa facebook yung Page) private clinic siya, dyan nagpacheckup yung friend ko.

  34. Tsq says:

    Tested negative 38 days using fujibio, negative 41 days in klinika bernardo using sdbioline.

    Tested negative again using fujibio 44 and 50th days (7 weeks and 1 day) from unprotected sex.

    Are these good indication that I will also test negative on the 60th and 90th days? Thank you.

  35. sad says:

    75 days nr may pag asa pa kaya na nr talaga ako?

  36. UnknowN says:

    Hi po Can i ask? Mayroon po akong Nararamdamn this month lang po na Init po ng katawan tsaka makati then nag kaka diarrhea po ako and then Sore throat then po tsaka nanghihina rin po ako, Tsaka may naka sex din po ako na wlang Condom pede po ba to maging HIV ?

    • Marx says:

      If you backread, the answer is “only a test can tell.” Those symptoms you mentioned, which is paulit ulit lng ng mga symptoms na sinasabi ng iba dito (diarrhea, pagtatae, etc), can be symptoms of other diseases too.

    • sad says:

      kaso po may sumasakit pa rin sa kawatan ko parang kinuryente sa may balakang at legs ko at laging masakit ang ulo at nag diarhea po ako..huhu tapos yong lalamunan ko may kumikitort sa tonsil banda

    • 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.

  37. danharish says:

    san po pwede maka bili nang HIV tes?

  38. anne says:

    saan po ba may free testing for herpes?

  39. hays says:

    Sir my tanong po ako kapag po ba my uti ang nakasex m nakakahawa po ba yun?

      • hays says:

        so panu po yan nakipagsex ako sa babaeng my uti? pero sabi nya miled lng daw po huhu

      • Phine says:

        I used fujibo testing kit after a few weeks of exposure po and got negative result. then try uli after 3 months and negative uli.. taz inulit ko po uli after 6 months and still negative. Should I still worry cause they’re saying that the kit is not that accurate?

        • Marx says:

          Who said the test is not accurate? My advice is for you to do one test at testing hubs like love yourself (free), so gov’t hospitals (free) or sa hi-precision (may bayad)… if NR, then that’s it. Congrats!

  40. Jane says:

    Sir kon and sir Lloyd i need your answer…ive been tested sa hi precission..and its say..the ratio value is 1.00 and the result is non reactive…my last exposure is december 29,2018..im worried..
    When i go to google the google say above 1.0 is considered possitive and some google say is higher than 1.00 is the result is possitive..
    FYI:The result of my refference range C.O.V is 1.00 and the phycissian mark non reactive..is it considered negative

  41. Ernest says:

    Kinakabahan ako. Balak ko naman na magpatest na this coming June. I had Unprotected Oral sex. The One is I Spitted the Other one is I swallowed Immediately. Pero worried pa rin ako lahit sabihin na low risk. I didn’t brush my teeth before we did that. Different person po yun. Yung mga sumunod. Binowlojob ko sila With Condom (No Ejaculation) Should I worry that much na possible na magpositive Ko? Sobrang kinakabahan ako sobra sa June. 🙁 Never Had Anal/Vagina Sex. Puro Oral palang 2(With Ejaculation) 3 (Without Ejaculation sa Mouth) No rimming din na naganap Huhu

    • kon says:

      low risk is still a risk. get tested as early as 2 months.

      • Ernest says:

        Thank you sana NR ako 🙁 Huhu naiiyak na ko. Alam ko naman kasalan ko to. Di na ko uulit after . Pero sa ringin mo malaki possibility na mag + ako?

      • Ernest says:

        Pinakalast ko na Exposure ko is March 24. Pwede na kaya ako magpatest next week (9th Week) ? 🙁 Sobrang kabado ako

        • anne says:

          is there any facilities na libre po ang hsv 2 IgG and hsv 2 IgM?

        • My Name says:

          Hello po, nagpatest ko ako ng sd bioline 4 times after the exposure… 16 days, 28 days, 3 months, 6 months, after the exposure… NR nmn lahat. Is this 100% clear from hiv? Ksi nagkakasakit ako palagi, singaw at nangangati throat ko… Salamat po. Hoping for your answers

  42. Yam says:

    Nahahawa ka po b if after 2 week yung manicure set na ginamit,ay gagamitin mo rin,tas nsugat ka,please reply po

  43. Yam says:

    Nahahawa ka po b if after 2 week yung manicure set na ginamit,ay gagamitin mo rin,tas nsugat ka

  44. abonita says:

    ask ko lang po pede po ba magkaroon ng HIV ang tao kahit 7 yerars ng nakalipas ang huling sex?

    • kon says:

      get tested. walang ibang paraan para malaman.

      • A says:

        used fujibo testing kit after a few weeks of exposure po and got negative result. then try uli after 3 months and negative uli.. taz inulit ko po uli after 6 months and still negative. Should I still worry cause they’re saying that the kit is not that accurate?

  45. Phine says:

    I used fujibo testing kit after a few weeks of exposure po and got negative result. then try uli after 3 months and negative uli.. taz inulit ko po uli after 6 months and still negative. Should I still worry cause they’re saying that the kit is not that accurate?

  46. Mike says:

    Ask ko lng po.. 1week nakalipas ang last unprotected sex ko.. pwd po va ako napa hiv test,malalaman na po ba if infrcted ako??

  47. Unknown says:

    Last may 13 2018 i had unprotected sex tapos nagkaroon po ako ng gonorrhea after 14 days. Pero npagamot ko po agad. May chance pa po ba na magkaroon ako ng hiv. Kasi after 11 months nagpa HIV test po ako pero. NONREACTIVE po yung result ?

  48. jin says:

    CONCLUSIVE NA POBA TALGA AKO 11WEEKS na NR

    para mkpag move on n talga ako ang para d na mag iisip

    • kon says:

      opinion: YES, nr ka na. we are talking about 99% sure.

      PER STANDARD: not yet.

      pwede na mag move on? Yes.
      expect negative/non reactive on your next test. basta walang exposure.

      • jin says:

        ahh wla naman na aqng exposure yung lang naman babae nung feb21 ang exposure ko eh..

        tska mukang ok naman na kasi sabi nung ng consul sakin ok na daw yun freedaw aq

      • jin says:

        nag patest na ako nung may 14 sa san Lazaro pang 11weeks q yun hind na kasi aq nkpag hintay
        kasi paranoid na ako…NR naman ang result kaya sabi nung ng consul skin congrats daw and tigilan qna daw ang pag iisip

  49. Neozep says:

    Gaano po ka accurate ang hiv test sa hi precision? Got tested at 6, 8, 11th week using 3gen and at 12th week using hiv ag/ab cmia which i think is 4th gen. NR lahat. Murag lng kasi eh, 350 lng. At may symptoms pa rin akong nararamdaman, like loose stools, swollen lymph node at kunting weight loss. May pag asa bang magbago ang status ko after a few months? Last na po to. Thank u

  50. echo says:

    69 days conclusuve na po ba nr?

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