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. Bill says:

    Sir aaron at sir jin question lng po conclusive n po ba yung 112 days rapid test NR. worry p din po ako kc nanunuyo ung dila ko at prang magaspang po d ko alm kung oral thrush sya.

    • Bill says:

      jan 23 po ung sex ko then after 1 week nagpaconsult ako sa doctor non gonnocal urethritis po ung infection ko dw po .. so niresetahan po ako ng doctor ko ng doxycycline tpos nung bumalik po ako tinest nya po ako ulit kinuha nya ung specimen ko ok n dw po.. then prang naparanoid ako .ngptest ako ng hiv test rapid test po then NR po after nun ngpatest ako ng may 14 po NR p din po its almost 112 days .. ngayon po kc nanunuyo ung dila at prang magaspang po sya.. help nman po

    • jin says:

      try mopong pa tingin sa ENT nagka streptroat kaba

    • jin says:

      and ano pobang sabi ng consuling sayo kasi 3mos or 90days is conclusive na patingin mo nlang muna yan sa doctor

      • Bill says:

        hndi po ako ngkastrep throat.. prang nanunuyo lng po lgi kasi ung dila ko aun lng po.. pero safe n po b ako dun sa 112 days kong rapid test? saan ko po kaya pde ptingin ito?? sa general physician?

    • kon says:

      Yes. Test result 3 months is considered conclusive (99.99%)

  2. Just saying says:

    To sad and among others.isa ito sa patunay na Hindi pwedeng pagtiwalaan ang testing kits at window period

    • johannes says:

      it happened to me too. around 2013, i tested negative 90 days after my exposure. akala ko okay na ako.. i had no exposures since then. fast forward to 2017, sinubukan ko ulit magpatest using the rapid kit, ayun nag positive. kaya advice ko sa inyo, test kayo 6 months para sigurado talaga.. buti nlng naagapan ko pa, mejo mababa na ang cd4 count ko nung nalaman ko na positive ako

      • marcus15 says:

        ano ba exposure mo before?

      • Vic says:

        Ano symptoms mo sir. Unang 3 months. Natatakot na tuloy ako. 183 days na akong negative. Last is sa social hygiene clinic. Sa vein naman kinuha yung blood at hindi sa daliri ang kaya malaki tiwala ko s result. Pero sa sinasabi mo na inabot pa ng taon bago ka nagconvert sa positive. Parang nabaliwala yung window period na 3 months. Napost mo ba dito kung kailan ka talaga nag test nung 2017 and what monthor ngayon ka lang nagpost? Try ko magback read kung hnd mo binabago name mo mas madali

        • johannes says:

          Hello sorry late reply. October 2017 po ako nag test. Ang masasabi ko lng is although conclusive na ang 3 month window period for most people, if you tested negative mag test lang ulit in the 6th month after exposure para super sure ka. like in my case, nag seroconvert ako from 4th to 6th month cguro kaya hindi nadetect ng initial HIV test ko. Nakakatakot kasi magpa HIV test kaya nung nag negative ako binalewala ko na ang move on with my life.

          • sad says:

            sir anu ba nararamdaman mo kasi 2013 t0 2017 medyo matagal na yan ah..wala kaba mga sintomas nong nag seroconvert ka?..kasi ako dami akong nararamdaman ngayon pumapayat na..pero negative pa rin..

  3. sad says:

    gusto ko nalang tapusin ang buhay ko dito.d ko na alam ang aking gagawin😭

  4. Jako says:

    may lymph mode ako sa grounded area,after Two weeks nawala na sya. Hindi na rin ako nagdadiarhea. Ngayon nkakaranas ako ng panghihina..posible ba na wala ako sakit?

  5. sad says:

    ang problima ko panu ko to maipaliwanag sa asawa ko..😰😭😭

    • Aaron says:

      Sir my 2 second pa.yan pra ma sure talaga Kung positive ka Alam m ba un.?

        • Aaron says:

          Prang Ng weird nmn Ng nNgyRi. Negative ka Ng 84 days Kung Tama pag kakatanda ko tapos naging positive ka bigla sa.93 days,

          • sad says:

            opo pero yan lumalabas sa result

          • sad says:

            bakit nyo nman po nasabi na weird

          • sad says:

            sa hygien clinic kasi yong huling test ko

          • Aaron says:

            Ok..pero.diba Sabi nung Isa pag 6weeks na at negative ka halos safe kna.aun sa consilor sa San Lazaro. Tapos said biglang nag bago. Aun din sa Sabi m dito ayw ka kunan kc hygien clinic kc..katatapos.m.lng.sa kanila tapos ngaun..dun kna pla galing

          • sad says:

            i mean ung 84 days ko po ay hygien ..

          • sad says:

            baka hindi accurate yong 84 days ko 😭

          • jin says:

            tska kpag ng positve ka s test hindi nila bbgay muna result mo and i tetest pa nila yun for confermation 10days yun bago mo masabi na positive ka talaga…ssbhn ng consilor mo yun

          • Vic says:

            Ano ba talaga sir ang last test mo. 84 days or 93 days? Paki linaw po ang mga days na nagpatest po kayo. Nakaka alarm lang kasi kalimitan ng alam namin ay negative ka ng 1 month. Hnd na yun magbabago. Pero 84 days talaga ang conclusive at dun talaga ako naniniwala. Sana maipaliwanag mo dito yung timeline at kung ano ginamit sayo na test. kit. Napakalaking bagay nun sa mga kasama natin dito sa community nato. Pero sa ngayon pagtuunan mo muna ng pansin ng asawa mo. God bless sad. Wag kang susuko. Alam mo hnd yun ang sagot kahit gaano kabigat ang problema natin minsan sa buhay.

          • sad says:

            7days NR from san lazaro 30days NR from cebu hub rapid test kit..52 days NR from cebu hub rapid test kit..62days NR from cebu hospital sdbio.70 days NR from cebu hygien rapid test kit 77 dayS NR fron manila hub i dont now what they use..84 days NR from ozamis hygien rapid test..93 days reactive rapid test..

  6. sad says:

    im hiv positive

  7. needhelp says:

    hi sino po dito my alam ng magandang vitamins para tumaba kahit my sakit ar manatiling maganda ang kalusugan? salamat po

  8. Mark says:

    You people in the Philippines, please think. Why do you always take everything from the West without checking. The HIV tests do not detect a virus! These tests are scientific nonsense. Even the inventor of this test says that these tests can not detect a virus and are totally inadequate to show viral load. AIDS is a fake of the big pharmaceutical industry to make even more billions of profits. Dear People from the Philippines: Do not always be abused by Western industry! Researched thoroughly and critically. You are all fucked by the West! Do not be fooled!
    Really worried about you
    mark

  9. andrea says:

    Hi po may naka oral sex po ako noong april tas ang lalaki ay midyo lasing, sa pag ooral sex ko po hindi niya pinutok sa mouth ko at chaka matagal pumutok ng semen niya dahil naka inom siya. may possibility ba na ma mahawa ako sa HIV kahit na walang lumabas na semen chaka hindi ko rin pinalabas sa mouth ko? Pleaseee reply

    • Aaron says:

      Ang story ko 1st exposure ko Feb 22 2018 August 2018 sep 15 2018 then sa sundan Ng October 5 same year . December’ 2018 natakot ako akala ko my sakit na Kung HIV. ( “BJ” ) So Ang ginawa ko January 3.2019 nag pa Test ako NR. Natakot ako Kaya inuulit ako around March NR parin ung results. dun sa issue Ng window period ndi ako expect pero maniniwala ko sa 3month rule cguro my iba lng sa celss ni Sad Kya ndi agad na detect ung virus. Aukong mag panic KC mahirap ung stress nainabot natin
      So please guys Kung Wala kaung tiwala mag pa test ulit. walang perfect.na method pero isa ung window period sa ginagamit pra malaman kung affect or safe ka.

  10. echo says:

    sir may taking ko Lang kung Yong ina may HIV tapos Yong anak nya so u and nya bang pagkain tapos
    Yong kamay galing sa bibig nya possible ba na mahawaan Yong bats.?

  11. Benedict Brian says:

    No HIV test can detect HIV immediately after infection. If you think you’ve been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours, talk to your health care provider about post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), right away.

    The time between when a person may have been exposed to HIV and when a test can tell for sure whether they have HIV is called the window period. The window period varies from person to person and depends on the type of test used to detect HIV.

    A nucleic acid test (NAT) can usually tell you if you have HIV infection 10 to 33 days after an exposure.

    An antigen/antibody test performed by a laboratory on blood from a vein can usually detect HIV infection 18 to 45 days after an exposure. Antigen/ antibody tests done with blood from a finger prick can take longer to detect HIV (18 to 90 days after an exposure). When the goal is to tell for sure that a person does not have HIV, an antigen/antibody test performed by a laboratory on blood from a vein is preferred.

    Antibody tests can usually take 23 to 90 days to reliably detect HIV infection. Most rapid tests and home tests are antibody tests. In general, antibody tests that use blood from a vein can detect HIV sooner after infection than tests done with blood from a finger prick or with oral fluid.

    Ask your health care provider about the window period for the test you’re taking. If you’re using a home test, you can get that information from the materials included in the test’s package. If you get an HIV test after a potential HIV exposure and the result is negative, get tested again after the window period for the test you’re taking to be sure. If your health care provider uses an antigen/antibody test performed by a laboratory on blood from a vein you should get tested again 45 days after your most recent exposure. For other tests, you should test again at least 90 days after your most recent exposure to tell for sure if you have HIV.

    From: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html

  12. Renz Delim says:

    Can I get an HIV from smack kissing?

  13. sad says:

    Dani talaga nararamdaman ko..matagal na talaga to namumula Yong kaliwang Mata ko nag Tatae namamayat nilalagnat nag LA kulani..nang hihina..huhuhu..

  14. Anonymous says:

    Do not rely on the presence or absence of symptoms. If you think you have been exposed e.g. unprotected sex, needle exchange etc., do not panic and seek the services of medical professionals, for testing, diagnosis and counselling.

    Follow the links below and read the basic information about HIV and infection.

    https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html
    https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/hiv-aids

    Fear is part of the experience when testing (especially for the first time) for an infection but it’s scarier not knowing what is happening inside your body.

  15. sad says:

    anu kaya dapat ko gawin..kasi gusto sana sabihin yong asawa ko sa kalagayan namin pero hindi ko ma gawa kasi baka anu gawin niya sa sarili nya..dito ko na talaga alam kung anu gagawin ko..

  16. Jako says:

    May lymph node ako sa groin area..then nagflat na sya after 10 days..tapos meron ulit sa armpit ko..hiv na ba ito?

    • Harot says:

      Kung may kakaibang nararamdaman o lumalabas sa katawan, huwag agad isipin na sintomas ng HIV. May mga pagkakataon na walang nakikitang sintomas pero infected na pala ng HIV.

      Kung gusto mo ng peace of mind, sumangguni sa doktor o mga espesyalista. Ano ang gusto mo, payo at gabay ng mga eksperto o opinyon ng mga tao dito na hindi mo kilala? Ano ang mas nakakatakot?

      Kung may duda ka sa katawan mo, magpa-test. Kung wala kang duda, pwede rin magpa-test. Bakit hindi?

      Test lang ang makakapagsabi kung HIV infected ang isang tao.

  17. art15 says:

    I Met a unknown girl and she gave a blow job am I at risk? yun lang naman gnawa namen wala naman intercourse

  18. sana po negative ako says:

    hello po patulong po kasi yung gf ko nagka diarrhea at nagsusuka tapos my lagnat ubo at sipon. kinakabahan po ako baka hiv positive ako tapos nahawaan ko sya. hindi pa po kasi ako nagpapatest. huhu

  19. Lira Suangco says:

    I work in Public Attorney’s Office and have multiple sex partners. I have std can I be dismissed?

    • Anonymous says:

      Malamang hindi kasi may backer ka. Tama ba? Google your name and what you will see is not good. Stop trolling this thread.

      • Jed Abimido says:

        Sir pwede ba mahawa sa anal fuck kahit nailabas naman lahat ng semen
        at d naman mahapdi ung anus nya?? narape po kase sya at natatakot sya na baka nagkaroon sya ng HIV, just for peace of mind ng pinsan ko “nagawan na po ng report at nakakulong na ang may sala”

        • Aaron says:

          Kung my sugat sa Ari nung lalaki tapos na sugatan ung anal Ng pinsan mo pde sya mahawa

        • Harot says:

          There was exposure and the victim could be at risk. For peace of mind, please consult medical professionals for STI screening and maybe for post-traumatic counselling.

  20. jin says:

    hi magandang araw ma sasabi ko lang sa mga nagsasabing may syntoms sila mas maganda magpa test po kayo para hindi ma uwi sa pag iisip kasi kpag na stress kasi kpag na stress tayo at bumaba immune system natin lalu lang tayo magkakasakit

    pwede namaan mag pa tingin muna sa doctor eh kusa naman sasabhin ng doctor if mapansin yang syntoms ng hiv ang sakit mo…

    ako naransan kong magpatingin sa JOSE REYES at nagkaroon aq ng acute pharyngitis kala q un na yun na stress talga ako kakaisip after nawala naman yung sakit ko .. at sympre di padin naman nawala pag aalala q about sa sakit na HIV kaya nagpa test ako agad sa san Lazaro kahit pang 83 days ko palang and sabi ng consilor ko kapag nag negative ako sa test ok na daw un at mag move on na….at sabi din naman nya ang 6weeks na NR ay d na nagbabago ung 6weeks NR q sa unang test q sa medical city ay good naman na daw un sinagad nalang daw ng 3mos para makasure lang talga if meron

    • Harot says:

      Tumpak ang sinabi mo. Uulitin ko ang ilan sa mga sinabi mo at dadagdagan ko. Huwag hintayin lumabas ang sintomas. Kung may kakaibang nararamdaman o lumalabas sa katawan, huwag agad isipin na sintomas ng HIV. May mga pagkakataon na walang nakikitang sintomas pero infected na pala ng HIV.

      Kung gusto mo ng peace of mind, sumangguni sa doktor o mga espesyalista. Ano ang gusto mo, payo at gabay ng mga eksperto o opinyon ng mga tao dito na hindi mo kilala? Ano ang mas nakakatakot?

      Kung may duda ka sa katawan mo, magpa-test. Kung wala kang duda, pwede rin magpa-test. Bakit hindi?

      Natakot din ako sa unang test ko. Negative. Kaya mula noon, moving on na ako na mas lalong maingat sa sex.

      Good luck. Kaya mo yan.

      • jin says:

        tama sir move on na leason learn na satin to kasi parang pangalawang buhay na natin to eh
        kaya mag ingat pero mas mganda maging loyal nlang sa asawa or girl friend aq 1st time q nkipag sex sa sexworker at sinumpa qna na hndi na aq uulit at d magiging loyal aq sa asawa ko..

  21. sad says:

    march 2 last exposure..got tested 7 days NR ,29 days NR, 51days NR,69days NR,77days NR And 84days NR..pero may mga symptomas parin ako like diathea head ache lagnat namamayat..
    tanung ko po kailan ba na detect yong virus sa may mga symptomas na..?tnx..

    • IMHO says:

      Get tested again after 3 months from 84th day (your last test). Don’t rely on symptoms to tell if you are infected with HIV. The symptoms maybe caused by other factors so check with a medical professional. For conclusive HIV test results, get tested after 3 – 6 months from the time of exposure.

      • sad says:

        pero posible na positive talaga ako sir..ako nang humina na kasi ako tapos pumapayat
        tapos yong partner ko na gawa ko na guro kasi may makaramdam na din Cua sa katawan nya pumapayat din..malaking problema talaga tong dina dala ko..

        • jin says:

          sabi ko naman sayo magpa test ka sa san Lazaro eh para magka peace of mined kana…
          kasi ako sabi ko nman sayo naranasan ko din yang gnyan . para magka peace of mined aq nagpa test aq sa san Lazaro ika 83days ko since may initial na test na aq sa medical city ng 6weeks sinabi ng consilor ko na Negative na ako and wag na mag isip sa ngayon wala naman aqng nararamdaman na kahit ano ..

          bsta pa chck ka tanging pagpapa test lang ang makakasagot sayo

          • sad says:

            hindi daw nila ako e test kasi bago lang daw ako nag pa test nong may 17..dapat daw sa june 30 pa daw balik nang test ko..

          • sad says:

            ikaw NR ka talaga kasi wala ka naman nararamdaman ehh..ako nang humina na talaga d katulad nang dati yong katawan ko..nag Tatae sumasali ulo nag kukulani..

          • jin says:

            ng consult kanaba sa doctor and ano ba sabi sayo ng mga consilor sa san Lazaro kaba pmunta or sa mga clinic pag kasi sa clinic d ka nila test kasi kakatest mo palang nung 17 kasi tntpid yung kit gawa ng limited lang

          • sad says:

            pati sa san Lazaro d nila ako e test kasi daw bago pa lang daw ako nag pa test..nag pa tingin ako sa doctor dati sabi nya parang d daw HIV yong sakit ko kasi san medyo malayo na daw at negative ako.. tapos sabi ko sa kanya bakit pa bago2 Yong cbc ko..yon piña test nya ako nang CBC ,PRP NEGATIVE CRP NEGATIVE tapos ASO(antistrptolysin ) REACTIVE ako…sabi nang doctor tumaas daw yong bacteria sa dugo ko..yon nirisitaan ako nang antibiotic nang pang limang araw ba inunan..kaso wala epik..sa tingin ko hindi nag Sasabi nang totoo yong doctor ko..baka guro kaya nag reactivee ako sa bacteria nang dahil guro sa HIV virus..pero hindi lang nya masabi..

          • jin says:

            bro doctor yun hindi nya itatago if may hiv ka .. may mga follow up chck up ka dba tska sa doctor ka depress kana sgro kaya ang baba ng immune system mo irelax mo sarili mo negative ka doctor na nagsabi dba and balik ka nlng sa june30
            and if my follow up chck up ka magpa chck up wag mong pilting hiv yan sir puro NR mga test mo eh

          • sad says:

            pero bro pasensya na ma labanan ko talaga sa pangangatawan ko pumapayag ako tapos laging manghihina..walang gana kumain..tapos madalas pawisan..iba talaga ang pangangatawan ko nuon kaysa ngayon..ibang iba talaga..dami ko talaga nararamdaman..halos lahat sintomas nang HIV..gusto ko nang nga uminom nang gamot sa HIV para bumalik sigla na yong katawan ko..

          • jin says:

            sa ngayon sundin mona muna ang doctor sa sinabi nya and wag ka magiisip ng mag iisip ok wait mo nalang ang june30 wag mo isiping meron ka ok maganda sign na yung mga last test mo puro NR yun sir

          • sad says:

            parang hindi ako nakahiga nang husto..tapos yong tipong natutulog kana tapos mawala bigla yong hininga ko..yong mukha ko lumilit..hindi talaga ako naniniwala sa doctor ko..

          • sad says:

            tapos bro sabi kasi sa internet na may kaso talaga after 6months daw ma detect yong virus..baka subrang hina ko na kung ganyan ka tagal..

          • Harot says:

            At sinabi mo na mas gusto mong mag HIV medication para bumalik ang sigla ng katawan mo. Sinong doctor ang magbibgay ng prescription kung walang test na nagpapatunay na HIV positive ka? Haaaaay.

        • Biatch says:

          Binasa ko lahat ng comment mo sa baba. Sa pagiisip mo, mas gusto mong paniwalaan na HIV infected kahit NR ka sa 84th day ng test mo. Your mental suffering is on you. Kahit doctor, ayaw mong paniwalaan. If you are unhappy with the diagnosis, seek 2nd, 3rd expert opinion.

          At sinabi mo na gusto mong mag HIV medication? How will you access these meds if no test will confirm you are positive. Good luck na lang.

        • Harot says:

          I read all your comments below. Sa pagiisip mo, mas gusto mong maniwala na HIV infected ka. Your mental suffering is on you.

          If you are unhappy or doubtful with the diagnosis, then seek another expert opinion. Losing weight and all should be a concern but don’t pin it on HIV because your 84th day result is NR. If the doctor said go back on June 30 for the test, then go back.

          Pero kung mas gusto mong maniwala na may HIV ka, it’s up to you. Again, only tests and doctors advise can say so. Good luck na lang.

          • sad says:

            salamat sa advice mo..i felt talaga na infected na ako..malaking problema talaga tong dinadala ko..subra ang pagsisi..tapos nagawaran ko pa yong asawa ko..may dalawa pa naman akong anak na binuhayin..hindi ko na sila masusuportahan sa araw2 nilang pangangailangan..hindi ko na talaga alam ang gagawin ko..hindi ko masabi sa asawa ko ang kalagayan namin..dapat pinatay nang ako pag Kataoka ako pinagtaksilan ang asawa ko..nadamay pa tulog siya sa kalokohan ko..naawa talaga ako sa kanya at mga anak namin..

        • jin says:

          baka nga nagkakasakit ka dahil sa kakaisip mo eh depress nayan sir move on kana sa hiv kasi sabi ng doctor BACTIRIA sa dogo it mean may infection ang katawan mo sundin mo ang doctor sir walang ibang makakatulong sa sarili mo kung hindi din ikaw

          • sad says:

            kaya nga guro nag ka infection ako sa bacteria dahil sa babae na yon..tapos dba pag may HIV ka madali ka lang nagawaran nang mga bacteria..may HIV talaga yong babae na yon

          • sad says:

            hindi talaga to depression sa akin..yung virus talaga nag pampahina ko..sorry po pero iba talaga nararamdaman ko ngayon…salamat nalang sa advice..sana po wala nang katulad ko na kahit may asawa na gumagamit pa rin sa iba….dahil na sa huli talaga ang pagsisi

          • Aaron says:

            Sir sa results mo NR kna bawas muna sa stress. Minsan ung utak natin nag bibigay Ng symptoms kht Wala nmn

          • sad says:

            pero iba talaga pakiramdam ko ..kulani ko matagal Nato mag dalawang lingo na pati diarrhea ko lagnat tuwing umaga

          • sad says:

            tapos aming generation ba yong parang pregnancy test yong ginagamit..sa mga hub anu
            din ginagamit nila..

          • jin says:

            sa mga hygin clinic ay kit gamit s mga hospital machine talaga gamit…

            if tlga ng dududa ka sa mga result mo balik ka s june30 para magka peace of mind ka

          • sad says:

            gusto ko na lang sabihin yong asawa ko pero takot talaga ako pangalanan kasi baka aming gagawin nya sa sarili niya..naawa talaga ako sa kanya pati mga anak namin….

      • sad says:

        tagal naman yan 3months nanaman ulit..tapos ang hina ko na pumapayag na nga ako..
        dami mga sintomas..mag pa test nalang ako uli sa private hospital kung anu talaga to..

  22. Green says:

    Hi. Ask ko lang po sana para sa mga nakapagtry ng magpatest sa Medical City (Ortigas). 4th Generation Test (antigen & antibodies) na ba gamit nilang test du’n? Puede po bang walk-in du’n? Nakuha niyo po ba agad ung result ng test niyo? Thanks.

    • jin says:

      ako nag try ako nag patest sa Medical city kaso sa TIMOG QC nakuha q ang result kinabukasan

      dalawa nga nakalgay sa result and sabi nila 4gen na ginagamit ng medical city gawa ng international ata ang may hawak saknila

      HIV1 and HIV2

    • Han says:

      Try niyo po sa Doc Pat Shaw sa Shaw Blvd. Meron po silang sarilig Laboratory and dedicated doctor na naghahandle ng STD cases. Need niyo lang ng appointnment base on your availability. Hanapin niyo lang Page nila sa Facebook. Doc Pat Shaw ang pangalan.

  23. Rage says:

    If you are too lazy to attend an HIV seminar from health professionals and accredited HIV testing enters, at least refer to reliable web sites that offer information about HIV and its prevention. I wonder why you seek information e.g. symptoms of STD including HIV from anonymous web users who may be as clueless as you are. Read basic information from the World Health Organisation.
    https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/hiv-aids.

  24. I had unprotected sex with two men and I am positive. Will they be infected also?

  25. Lyn says:

    May i ask, nicheck ko kasi ung hivtestkit. Meron pang hiv, syphillis, gonorrhea. Iba iba po talagang kit dapat?? Then meron din don na 4kits magkakasama at a discounted prolice. Iba ibang kit na ba un? Or same lang po na pang hiv test lang?

  26. Lyn says:

    May i get tested po kahit wala naman symptoms?

    • kon says:

      yes. definitely.

    • HiddenSanctuary says:

      Hello , I had a sex with a guy last May 18, 2019. Now I have its exactly 1 week may tumubong red spots sa may hita ko, tumutubo siya pag nagsosout ako ng fitted na pants , at meron din sa may soutan ng mejas. I keep on trying to ask the person whom I sex with, peru di siya nag rereply he even blocked me on social media tried to call him peru di siya sumasagot. Natatakot at kinakabahan ako. Enligthen me please. I have read the comments which is mag pa test after 8-12 weeks. Which I will do, kinakakaba ko lang is, I have a boyfriend RN 🙁 bago pa naging kami is na meet ko na yung guy na nakasex ko.

      • Lyn says:

        You may opt to disclose that to your current bf, or do not have sex until you have tested negative

        • HiddenSantuary says:

          We already did, it was very late when the rashes show on my body. Naaawa ako sa BF ko nadamay pa siya 😥😫.

      • kon says:

        1.get your sh*t together and calm down. don’t jump to any conclusions yet.
        2. visit a doctor (infectious disease) to know what is going on

        you may or you may not need to disclose your condition with your partner. its your health.

      • Negative says:

        Get tested. Seek advise from health professionals and accredited HIV testing clinics if you want reliable information, which you cannot get from this thread. Attend a HIV awareness seminar.

  27. Rage says:

    I read the comments and most of the questions can be responded to in a HIV awareness seminar. You can seek medical professionals and accredited HIV testing centers (some offer free HIV tests) for more information about the virus and prevention. Getting advise from anonymous web users can be dangerous.

  28. deann says:

    hi ano po ba mga sintomas pag my hiv,std,and aids?

    • Negative says:

      Seek advise from health professionals and HIV testing centers if you want reliable information. Attend a HIV awareness seminar.

  29. Ali says:

    Good day, Last April 2018, nagkaroon po ako ng syphilis, tapos nung june nagpagamot po ako, pagka september I tested laking pasasalamat ko kasi Non-reactive ang result..pero ngaun mismo nagpascreening ako para magdonate ng dugo, di ako nakapagdonate kasi reactive daw ako for syphilis….Pwedi po pala na non reactive tapos maging reactive ulit kahit walaa ng exposure??

  30. paranoid says:

    Good day, Last April 2018, nagkaroon po ako ng syphilis, tapos nung june nagpagamot po ako, pagka september I tested laking pasasalamat ko kasi Non-reactive ang result..pero ngaun mismo nagpascreening ako para magdonate ng dugo, di ako nakapagdonate kasi reactive daw ako for syphilis….Pwedi po pala na non reactive tapos maging reactive ulit kahit walaa ng exposure??

  31. Aaron says:

    Ask k lng kau my naka oral sex ako halos 30sec lng kc Alam Kung pde akong mahawa sa semen pag nakain. Kya nag stop agd ako nung my nalasahang iba. my sore throat pa nmn that time 🙁

  32. Vic says:

    Exactly 24 weeks nagtest ako ng hiv antibody test (self test) nung monday. And negative ang lumabas. Pero ngayon may lumabas na red spot sa kanang hita ko (2) tapos sa braso ko mga (4). Hnd namn makati. Iniisip ko baka kagat lng ng lamok. Hnd na sana ako magaalala kung hnd ito lumabas. Kasi dati nag patest ako sa social hygiene ng 130 days ang sabi ok na daw yun at pwede hnd na bumalik ulit. Kamusta ka na Marx?

    • len says:

      Red Spots or rash is a symptom of different STD bro, that could be a symptom ng Second Stage Syphilis. Best thing to do. magpa Laboratory test ka. Para sure na sure. There’s a a clinic called Doc Pat Shaw that caters STD Cases at may sarili silang Laboratory. Dun nagpapacheckup friend ko may Syphilis. Hanapin mo lang yung Page nila sa Facebook “DOC PAT SHAW” to set an appointment.

      • Vic says:

        Nung Nagpatest ako social hygiene ng ika 130 ko. 3 test ginawa sa akin. Syphilis. Hepa b. At hiv. Lahat negative

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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!

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. Choy says:

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

  39. 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.

  40. Green says:

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

  41. 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..

  42. 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.

  43. echo says:

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

  44. Green says:

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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. Lira Suangco says:

    I have unprotected sex and testee positive for hiv will my sex partners get hiv?

  48. 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

  49. Lira Suangco says:

    I have unprotected sex and have genital warts. Is it possible my sex partners can be infected?

  50. 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.

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