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. Mac mac says:

    Sir nagsesex po kami ng gf ko minsan may condom at minsan wala pati din oral sex pero were both faithful naman sa isat isa dahil takot kaming magkasakit. Ang tanong ko po may possible ba na magkaroon kami ng STD?

    • Harot says:

      If you and your partner are faithful to each other then you shouldn’t worry about contracting STD. Stay safe. Promiscuity is a different story.

    • Mico says:

      possible lang naman na std na pwede niyo makuha sa isa’t isa is yeast infection kung mari kayo mag sex kahit faithful kayo sa isa’t isa

  2. TyLoRd says:

    Nagpa test ako using abbott architect ag/ab combo sa medical city 60 after possible exposure. NR. Safe na ba ako?

    Thanks

    • kon says:

      yes. testing again on your 3rd month is optional but will give you assurance. stay safe.

      • TyLoRd says:

        Thanks.

        So it means conclusive na ang 60 days pag lab test na serum/plasma ag/ab p24 combo?
        CDC says 90 days, Canada and Singapore says 6 weeks after.

        Is there a chance na mag positive ako 3 months after last exposure using fujibio rapid test?

        • Green says:

          Sir TyLoRd, ask ko lang po sana kung sa Medical City Ortigas ka nagpatest? Magkano po bayad? Nakuha niyo rin po ba agad ung result the same day? Puede bang walk-in du’n ‘pag magpapatest? Thanks po.

          • TyLoRd says:

            Sa ambulatory division ng medical city. P1,215 walk in. Not sure kung same sya sa medical city na i-react. Parang may hiwalay silang section for hiv e. Kaso late ko na nalaman yun kaya sa ambulatory ako napunta.

          • Green says:

            Ok sir.. Same day mo rin ba nakuha ung result mo? Madami po bang tao du’n? Hindi po ba nakakastress ung ambience ng punta niyo du’n? Salamat po sa reply.

          • Green says:

            Ok sir.. Same day niyo rin po nakuha ung result niyo? Madami po bang tao du’n? Hindi po ba nakakastress ung ambience papunta niyo du’n? Salamat po sa reply.

    • Green says:

      Ok sir.. Same day niyo po nakuha ung result niyo? Madami po bang tao du’n? Hindi po ba nakakastress ung ambience ng punta niyo du’n? Salamat po sa reply.

      • TyLoRd says:

        Hindi naman. Actually ang nakaka stress naman is yung hindi ka kasi sure ano ang resulta mo e. Yung ambiance ok dun. Wala naman nakakaalam kundi yung receptionist at yung cashier. Professional din naman sila. Sabihin mo lang for hiv screeningthen bibigyan ka na ng fill up form. Magbabayad ka pag natawag na num then antay mo tawagin ka nung counselor. Ang hindi ko lang maintindihan, pag pickup ko ng result, walang post counseling. Kaya pupunta ako sa doctor.

    • Green says:

      Ok sir.. Same day niyo rin po nakuha ung result niyo? Madami po bang tao du’n? Hindi po ba nakakastress ung ambience papunta niyo du’n? Salamat po sa reply.

  3. sad says:

    NON REACTIVE ako sa RETROVIRAL guys

  4. sad says:

    NON REACTIVE ako sa RETROVIRAL

  5. sad says:

    guys NON REACTIVE ako sa RETROVIRAL

  6. Tsq says:

    Hi tested today using fujibio at June 29 which is 91 days from potential exposure last 30 March 2019..result is non reactive or 1 line. Is this conclusive already or do i need to retest at 6 months? No symptoms.

  7. sad says:

    nag pa NAT test ako kanina sa pribadong hospital dito sa cebu..

    pag positive talaga ako dito talaga daw malalaman..

  8. jin says:

    Sad kung may fb ka like mo tong page na to and dto mo sabhn lahat ng tanong mo may mga consilor and may mga hiv+ dyan HIV AWARENESS PHILIPPINES dyan ka mag ask para malinawan ka mRame ka makakausap dyan at mdame tutulong sayo 🙂 kasi dto halos lahat ngagalit na sayo eh

  9. sad says:

    guys nag pa test ako kanina sa isang pribadong hospital..

    NAT SCREENING ..at bukas ko makukuha ang result confirmatory na daw if positive..

  10. sad says:

    guys nag pa test ako kanina sa isang pribadong hospital..

    NAT SCREENING

    Bukas ko makukuha ang result confirmatory na daw yon kung positive talaga ako sa virus.
    kasi virus talaga angakikita sa test na yan..
    sabay ma daw yong hep b at hep c sa test na yan..

  11. sad says:

    guys nag pa test ako kanina sa isang pribadong hospital sa cebu..

    NAT SCREENING cost of 4k pesos

    bukas ko na.po.makukuha yong result..confirmatory daw yon pag positive talaga ako..

  12. Nakipagsex ako kay Lira Suangco yun pala positive siya

    • sad says:

      guys nag pa test ako kanina sa isang pribadong hospital..

      NAT SCREENING

      Bukas ko makukuha ang result confirmatory na daw yon kung positive talaga ako sa virus.
      kasi virus talaga angakikita sa test na yan..
      sabay ma daw yong hep b at hep c sa test na yan..

    • Imme says:

      Bakit cnu ba nag sabi na makipag sex ka sa mga tao dito?

  13. Unsafe says:

    Pano po pag nag sex(unsafe) during period?

  14. chimpoychampoy says:

    non reactive ako sa 1st test. sabi after 3 months daw mag test ulit.. pero iisa lang naman nakaka sex ko for the past 9 months. and ako lang din naman nakaka sex ng partner ko. kelangan ko pa ba mag pa test ulit after 3 months?

    • Utin Bilat says:

      if may 3 months window before ka nagpa test and NR, ung result… most probably NR ka talaga… ung partner mo, kylangan din mgpatest para malaman ang status nia… after that, I think u don’t need to be tested… bakit ka ba nagpa HIV test in the first place?

  15. Green says:

    Good day po. Tanong ko lang po sana sa mga may idea, anong klaseng test po ba ung ginagamit sa LoveYourself? ELISA or 3rd Generation Test napo ba gamit nila? Thanks

  16. TYLORD. says:

    sana po makatulong ito sa mga nangangamba.
    https://www.whitehatcom.com/Alere/HIV_Update_R_Benavides_112618.pdf

    nagpatest ako sa medical city using Abott Architect Ag/Ab Combo, 59th day after possible exposure with a female sex worker thru protected vaginal and unprotected oral. 2 weeks after exposure, inubo at sore throat ako for almost a week, (pero baka dahil nababad sa ulan). Baka nakaranas ako ng night sweats, 1 day lbm, unexplained headaches. Ang malamang na dahilan ay ang sobrang pagiisip, kaba at takot. Hindi ko na nga nagamit ang Fujibio sa kaba ko na pag reactive ang resulta, walang ma kakausap tungkol sa kalagayan ko. Sa Site na ito lang din ako napapakalma.

    4 days after ng test ko nakuha ang result, awa ng maykapal, NONREACTIVE. mag test ulit ako after 12 weeks using fujibio para mas sigurado. Ayon sa Updated CDC guidelines, nasa 99% will have a reactive result by day 44.3 using Abott Architect Ag/Ab Combo.(please read link)

  17. Lira Suangco says:

    How long do genital warts stay?

  18. I have a question people, I always sleep in the lounge of the public clinic where people who got tested wait… I realized that the pilow have blood in it… Because I stay with my gay friend/councilor. I’m confused if there is a chance I will become infected if the pillow with blood in it become in contact with my eyes?

  19. kon says:

    geez. this comment section has quickly turned from a “help” corner into shitposting thread by sad.

    Para po sa kaalaman ng mga bagong bisita dito, eto po advise ko

    1. Wag maniwala kay sad
    2. Get tested. NO BUTS.
    3. Feeling something? get checked by a doctor.
    4. Non-reactive man o hindi, MOVE ON.
    5. backread po. sa 130+ page ng comment section pare-pareho lang ang tanong.

    I personally knew peeps with HIV, and they are actually doing better with their lives than this SAD troll.

    Stay safe and goodluck sa mga nagaantay ng window period–I hope NR results nyo!

  20. sad says:

    alam ko malaking kasalan ko to sa asawa at anak ko..hinawaan kopa sila..gusto lang mag bigay alam sa iba na d dapat oaniwalaan ang 3 to 6 months

    • goodboy says:

      sir sad db NR k nmn.. so after 6months or 1year mo p pwede mahahawa asawa at anak mo..

      • sad says:

        uu after 6 months pa kami mag positive..or 1 year kasi hindi pa na detect yong virus sa ngayon..pero sa kalagayan namin ngayon masasabo ko talaga na may virus ako kasi namamayat ako tapos ganun din asawa ko lageh nagkakasakit pati anak ko..

  21. sad says:

    anu pang masasabi mo jan sabay sabay kayo namamayat nang asawa mo tapo sabay din nag nanasakit mga anak ko..yong bunso ko laging nag ka singaw..yong panganay ko laging inuubo.

  22. Bill says:

    Nakakakaba at nakakatakot ung kwento ni sad pati ako nag aalala sa kalagayan ko hays 🙁 kc 112 days rapid test sa isang clinic ngpatest ako NR pero nung nkita ko comment ni sad npraning po ako

    • kon says:

      no need to worry. sad just can’t move on and spreading misinformation. you are NR.

      • Bill says:

        sir kon mg iisang buwan na pong nanunuyo ung mouth ko …anu po kaya ibig sbhin nito?? tpos tatlong beses n din po ako ngkaroon ng singaw…

        • kon says:

          i suggest visiting a doctor. mahirap magbigay ng diagnosis hindi naman ako doctor IGNORE SAD when possible, troll yan. sa tagal ko na dito marami may ganyan na symptoms pero hindi naman HIV. minsan sobrang pagaalala lang (anxiety). good luck.

          • sad says:

            kung mag positive ako after 6 months gusto mo hawaan kita para maniwala ka..?

          • Bill says:

            salmat sir kon.. sir sad nirerespeto ko din po ung opinion nyu po.. sana mging ok n taung lhat.. bsta lgi lng taung mniwala kay god.. at humingi tau ng tawad sa mga ngawa ntn ksalanan.. slmat sir kon.

          • kon says:

            easy. sampahan mo ng kaso ang DOH, World Health Organization at ung clinics na nagtest ka, sabihin mo mali kamo ung 3-6months window period nila.
            but I’m not a lawyer to make a say on this, consulta ka muna kay attorney lol

          • Marx says:

            ganda pala ng resulta ng pagtaksil mo sa asawa mo Sad… naging genius ka… mas magaling ka pa sa doctor at WHO…

            Wala ka bang ibang ginagawa Sad? Nagkakalat ka ng maling impormasyon… baliw ka… kelan ka kaya mawawala….

          • sad says:

            marx totoo naman sinsabi ko..6months to 1 year pa malaman kung may hiv ka talaga lalo na kung may nararamdaman ka..

          • Harot says:

            Sad, paano mong hahawaan? Duduraan mo o susubuan mo ng pagkain gamit ang kamay mo? Bwahaha. #sayadsautak

          • sad says:

            gamit ang kamay ko galing din sa bibig ko..

          • Harot says:

            Sad, you are swimming at the shallow end of the gene pool. Todong kabaliwan talaga.

          • sad says:

            uu balliw talaga ako kasi nihawaa. ko yong anak ko😭

          • Utin Bilat says:

            wla kang kwenta Sad… hinawaan mo ung pamilya mo… at mas wla kang kuwenta kasi nagkakalat ka ng maling impormasyon

      • sad says:

        totoo naman talaga..kasi sabay2 kami nag kasakit nang asawa ko at mga anak ko..kami nang asawa ko namamayat na walang dahilan..tapos yong wbc at plate ko pababa..

      • sad says:

        naka move on na ako may sakit na ako..gusto ko lang mag share nang karanasan ko..

    • jin says:

      bill same tayo ng narnsan panunuyo ng lalamunan pero d nmn mskit lumunok tapos laging tuyo ang lalamunan kpag nagising sa umaga.. punta ka s san lazaro pa tingin mo baka same ng skin yan na acute tonsiphytis bayun.. d yan hiv syntoms sa dame dame q na nakausap na consilor wlang sintoms ang hiv bukod sa pag papatest mo malalaman if mero. ka or wala at kpag sinabi ng consilor mo n free ka then move on .. umabot din bg ilang lingo yung lalanuman ko kaya payo ko sayo maypa tingin ka s jose reyes hospital

      • Bill says:

        ganun ba sir jin.. tama pggcng ko din tuyo din ung lalamunan at bibig ko.. prang mg iisang buwan na.. pero ngpatest po kc ako ng 112 days after exposure NR nmn po sa iaang clinic..nguluhan lng ako sa window period kc ok n nga dw pg 3 months.. kc lgpas n nga ung akin 112 days na

  23. Jack says:

    yung Sad di mo alam kung ano ang motibo comment pa din ng comment dito. Troll lang ba o ano. Paulit2 ng sinasabi at wrong info pa hahaha. Di lang po HIV at Aids ang sakit sa mundo. Bobo.

    • Ungas says:

      Hahahaha…. around 2wks ago, nagpost dito 90 days NR daw xa. Pero the next week, 120 days NR na daw… #gaga #baliw #panggulo

      • sad says:

        hibdi naman talaga conclusive yong 3 to 6 months..

      • Melly says:

        Msta po kau..magandang umaga po.Kinakabahan napo ako sa sarili ko..kc ngayon nkaramdam napo ako ng kati sa ari ko..ano po bang pwd kong gawin ..

        • Harot says:

          You have two options. Take a close up picture of your genitalia and post it here so readers can guess your condition. OR go to a medical professional for a legitimate diagnosis and proper treatment. Either way, it’s your life and your genitalia. Until you make your decision, kamutin mo muna kapag nangangati.

        • sad says:

          pa test ka 6months to 1 year..kasi hindi pa nadedetect yong antibod After 3 month of exposure

        • ryder says:

          melly patingin ka kung makati baka hpv yan marami sakit nakukuha sa pakikipagtalik di lang hiv patest ka para mawala anxiety mo

  24. SG says:

    Hello po. Magandang araw sainyo. Nag post din po ako dito before about sa karamdaman ko. nag search sa internet dahil pare parehas tayong may nararamdaman kaya tayo andito, pero dun ko lang din nalaman na hindi lahat ng sintomas ay dulot ng sakit na to. maaaring sa sobrang stressed tayo kaya tayo nakakaramdam ng “similar symptoms” ng ganitong sakit. sobrang stressed din ako. sobrang dasal ako ng dasal, isa lang po ang mapapayo ko, turn into Him, surrender yourself into Him and mag bago tayo. Sure ako na tutupadin lahat ng maykapal ang kahilingan niyo. Tulad nga po ng sabi ko, lumabas din ang mga sintomas sakin at nabigyan ako ng 2nd life and miracle sa buhay. Once na nakapag test na at negative ang lumabas katulad sakin, naiintindihan ko na may doubt pa tayo pero tuluyan na nating kalimutan yung mapait na nakaraan. instead, bumangon tayo, mag bagong buhay and manatili sa piling ng Maykapal. Sobrang miracle lang din po ang nangyari sakin and even the doctor was shocked. napangiti nalang po ko then napalingon sa taas, sabi ko kayo po ang reason ng pag heal ko. Muli po, wag po tayo matakot mag pa test and once na nasabi na ng doctor na negative ka and wala na chance na maging positive pa, iwasan na po natin ma stress and mag bagong buhay na tayo. yun lamang po. Habang may buhay, may pag asa. Humingi po tayo ng kapatawaran sakanya and patuloy na mag tiwala. yun lamanag po. Ingat po tayo and mag pakabuti. GODBLESS Everyone!

    • Bill says:

      tama k po dyan SG. gnun din gngwa ko po ..SG Anu ang pinakapanipaniwalang arw n mgpatest after 3 months po ba 6 months or 1 yr?

      • sad says:

        yong doctor hindi yan nakakatulong kung may hiv ka..kasi pera pera lang yan sila gagastos ka lang nang maraming pera tapos wala nman finding..maghintay ka nlang nang 6months to 1 year at mag pa test para cgurado ka..tapos wag makipag sex kahit kanino..at wag manilawa sa 3 month window kasi hindi yan totoo lalo nat high risk ka..

      • sad says:

        bill ako sayo mag hintay ka nang mag intay ka nang 6mos to 1 year..tapos kung may anak ka huwag mung suboan gamit kamay mo na galing din sa bibig mo dahil pwd mo mahawaan anak mo katulad sa akin nang yari nahawaan ki dalawa anak ko..😭
        tapos sabi pa nila dito hindi daw mahawaan..

        • hays says:

          musta na sad? pinatest m din ba ang asawa mo at mga anak?

        • goodboy says:

          asawa at anak mo eh hiv+ n sir sad? tapos ang pagkakahawa sa anak mo eh pagsubo ng pagkain na galing sa bibig mo? naku nmn nkakalungkot n balita yan… pero nung nagpatest k eh NR 112days.. pano mo nahawa asawa at anak mo kung wala k hiv? advance mag-isip? sori sir sad h? parang naguguluhan lng kc aq.. pki explain nga sir?

          • Goodboy says:

            120days pala nong june 20.. eh NR tpos nkahawa k kamo sir sad s asawa at anak mo..

          • sad says:

            uu hindi sa ngayon mag positive kami pero baka after 6months pa kasi nag kakasakit kaming apat..laging nilalagnat mga anak ko..asawa ko namumula ang mata pati ako..tapos pumapayat kami dalawa..

          • sad says:

            pa balik2 yong lagnat nila at singaw..mag 3 linggo na..
            kahit pina inum naman nang gamot

          • Ungas says:

            mala Quiboloy yan si Sad… nakikita na nia ung future… 100+ days NR daw xa ngayon… pero magiging reactive din… mas magaling pa yan sa WHO at mga doctor… sabi ng mga experto, 3-6months lng pag monitor. Pero si Sad, 6mos to 1 year daw… tapos nakakahawa daw ang pagsubo sa kamay… ikaw na sad… ang baliw… clap clap clap… pacheck ka na sa psych doctor hoy…

          • sad says:

            uu totoo naman sinabi ko hindi ako mag positive sa ngayon baka after sixmonth pa..kasi yong wbc at platelet count ko pa baba nang pa baba..tapos dami namin nararamdaman nang asawa ko ngayon pati mga anak ko pa balik2 ang lagnat..yong asawa ko namumula yong mata at makati..tapos walang finding ang doctor..

          • sad says:

            binabasi ko sa kalagayan nami ngayon lgeh kami nag kakasakit simula nang naka sex ko yong babae na yon..

        • ZitroJem says:

          HIV can only be transmitted through sexual intercourse, needle injection (needle stick injury), or through delivery from an infected mother to her child. Hindi po sya normal na contamination na pwede makahawa dahil lng sinubuan mo ang anak mo gamit ang kamay mo na galing sa bibig mo. Iba po ang mode of transmission ng HIV kesa sa ibang viral infections…

          • sad says:

            bsta isa lang talaga masasabi ko..hindi ako mag posirive sa ngayon vaka after 6months pa..or 1 year..kaya kayo wag kayo maniwala sa 3months window lalo na high risk..
            nag iba talaga takbo nang pangangatawan ko ngayon simula naka encounter ko yong babae na isang bayaran..

          • ryder says:

            alam nyo isang banda may punto si sad, kaya lang sa sobrang anxiety nya at may panic attack pa kung ano ano na nasasabi nya sana intindihin na lang natin ganyan talaga pag may anxiety at panic attack, ung sinasabi nya na 6month to 1 year mga rare cases siguro un, may gusto ko sabihin dito sa forum na to pero baka marami matakot,

          • sad says:

            sabihin mona ryder..para malaman nila ang totoo..

          • sad says:

            NON REACTIVE ako sa RETROVIRAL

  25. sad says:

    bsta ang masasabi ko lang na wag kayo maniwala aa window period ..kasi pwd 1 year bago ka ma detect..lalo na pag may nararamdaman kayo..

    • Bill says:

      ang nararamdaman ko lng nman is nanunuyo ung dila ko tpos slightly white tongue

    • ZitroJem says:

      Wtf!? Bakit ka mag babase sa cbc eh hindi naman po confirmatory test for HIV yon? Saka you just diagnosed yourself… an increase in wbc count means infection, pero madami po klase infection, saka “hintayin ko n lng maging reactive ako”? Like wtf

    • Bey says:

      Mas maniniwala pa kami sa mga well documented cases kesa maniwala kami sa taong di namin kilala online na nanghahawa lang ng anxiety na nararamdaman nya. Alam mo di ka nakakatulong dito rather nagkakalat ka lang ng additional anxiety sa mga tao na instead mabigyan ng peace of mind. Wag kang tanga makiramdam ka never ka nakatulong sa mga pinagsasabi mo.

      • sad says:

        totoo.naman yan sinasabi ko..na may mga cases talaga na 6 to 1 year bago ma detect ang hiv..maganda nga yan para aware sila na d sila dapat makipag sex bago matapos ang before matapos ang 1 year..kisa sabihan mo nang 3 months tapos akala nila na safe na sila hindi pala kasi hindi pa na dtect yong virus after a year pa

      • sad says:

        kayo cguro ang gusto mag pa dami nang virus..kasi sabihan nyo ang tao 3 months conclusive na tapos hindi pa pala..dapat sabihan nyo 6 months to 1 year bago ma detect para hindi sila makahawa..

        • Bey says:

          Ang non sense mo talagang tao natatawa na lang ako sayo hahaha.

          • sad says:

            natatawa din ako sayo..

          • Bill says:

            sad ngpaconsult k n ba sa doctor??

          • sad says:

            kahit doctor hindi makakatulong sayo….hindi nga nag sasabi nang totoo yong doctor..
            pa ikotikotin ka lang para mag ka pera..hindi ka nlang drtso sabihan na mag intay ka nlang nang 6months o 1 year..ang gagawin pa nang walang kwentang doctor pa balik2 ka sa clinic nila tapos daming ipapa test na dugo..tapos wala nman finding

          • Ungas says:

            weh… kung hindi dapat paniniwalaan ang mga doctor, kanino nlng kami magtitiwala? sayo? laking katangahan naman nian

  26. sad says:

    guys kung gusto nyo din malaman kung may infection kayo monitor mo din yong cbc mo..kung pa baba ng pa baba yong wbc at platelet mo may infection ka..tapos pag pumayat ka din na walang dahilan..

    • sad says:

      ganyan ginawa ko..1st cbc wbc ko 7.0 after 1month cbc ulit 6.5 1month nman ulit 6.0 tapos ngayon cbc wbc konngayon 5.6 nlang..4.0~11.0 yong range nya..dapat ang normal laro nang dugo 7.0 7.2 7.0 7.5 ganyan dapat..hindi pa baba nang pababa.

      • Abdul Charing says:

        may hiv ka na… hala ka… cbc pa more, parang doctor

        • sad says:

          yes masasabi ko na positive talaga ako..hinintay ko nlang na mag reactive ako..

          • ZitroJem says:

            Wtf? You just diagnosed yourself… bakit ka po mg rerely sa cbc eh hindi naman po confirmatory test for HIV yon? Saka “hinihintay ko na lang na maging reactive ako”?, like wtf…

          • ZitroJem says:

            Wtf!? Bakit ka mag babase sa cbc eh hindi naman po confirmatory test for HIV yon? Saka you just diagnosed yourself… an increase in wbc count means infection, pero madami po klase infection, saka “hintayin ko n lng maging reactive ako”? Like wtf

          • Zitro says:

            Wtf!? Bakit ka mag babase sa cbc eh hindi naman po confirmatory test for HIV yon? Saka you just diagnosed yourself…, saka “hintayin ko n lng maging reactive ako”? Like wtf

          • ZitroJem says:

            Wtf?

          • Bill says:

            Zitrojem ang nkakabahala ung case ni sad hays mas lalo akong ntatakot. lalo nat may nraramdaman ako.. na nanunuyo ung dila ko at ngkasingaw ng tatlong beses na sa dlwang buwan

          • sad says:

            bill ako sayo mag hintay ka nang mag intay ka nang 6mos to 1 year..tapos kung may anak ka huwag mung suboan gamit kamay mo na galing din sa bibig mo dahil pwd mo mahawaan anak mo katulad sa akin nang yari nahawaan ki dalawa anak ko..😭

      • ZitroJem says:

        Wtf!? Bakit ka mag babase sa cbc eh hindi naman po confirmatory test for HIV yon? Saka you just diagnosed yourself… an increase in wbc count means infection, pero madami po klase infection, saka “hintayin ko n lng maging reactive ako”? Like wtf…

      • ZitroJem says:

        But cbc is not confirmatory test for HIV… that might be some other kind of infection…

  27. jack says:

    Serology***HIV 1 & 2(Quali)****Method Immunochromatography****Kit Right Sign HIV 1/2
    ********Expiration Date May 31, 2020******Hiv Result Non Reactive….Yan po ang result ko online sa Hi Precision Alabang. Di ko na kinuha result physically sobrang hiya e hehehe. Thank God at NR naman sya. payo ko lang sa lahat wag pairalin ang libog if di nyo kaya possible consequences

  28. Jack says:

    Serology
    HIV 1 & 2(Quali)
    Method Immunochromatography
    Kit Right Sign HIV 1/2
    Expiration Date May 31, 2020
    Hiv Result Non Reactive

  29. Jack says:

    ito po ang results ko Online nung nagpatest ako sa Hi-Precision Alabang. Did not claim na yung result sa lab kasi kita ko na Online (kabado at nahihiya that time)

    Serology
    HIV 1 & 2(Quali)
    Method Immunochromatography
    Kit Right Sign HIV 1/2
    Expiration Date May 31, 2020
    Hiv Result Non Reactive

    payo ko lang wag pairalin ang libog kung hindi handa sa consequences

    • Jack says:

      Serology HIV 1 & 2(Quali)Method Immunochromatography Kit Right Sign HIV 1/2
      Expiration Date May 31, 2020 Hiv Result Non Reactive.Yan po ang result ko online sa Hi Precision Alabang. Di ko na kinuha result physically sobrang hiya e hehehe. Thank God at NR naman sya. payo ko lang sa lahat wag pairalin ang libog if di nyo kaya possible consequences

  30. Jack says:

    HIV 1 & 2 (Quali)
    Method Immunochromatography
    Kit RIGHT SIGN HIV 1/2
    Expiration date May 31, 2020
    HIV Result NONREACTIVE NONREACTIVE

    ito po ang results ko Online from Hi-Precision di ko na cinlaim yung physical copy ko kasi nakita ko dito NR na ko e. Praise God and wag pairalin ang libog kung di kayo handa sa consequences

  31. Lira Suangco says:

    May doctor kayo marecommend na malapit sa PAO East Avenue?

  32. Bamboo says:

    Hi po napapansin ko lang po bakit po maputi ang dila ko di ko po alam kung bakit salamat po sa sasagot

  33. Clar Pondevida says:

    Hi I don’t know if I’m positive but I want to get tested.

  34. Lira Suangco says:

    May marerecommend kayo na doctor?

  35. Faith says:

    Hello! I would like to ask if after ng unprotected sex then magpapatest for hiv, malalaman po ba agad? Or need pa magwait ng ilang days/weeks/months bago magpacheck? And may mga free testing clinic naman po diba? Saka sa testing po, malalaman din po ba if may std if not positive sa hiv? Please enlighten me. Gusto ko lang po matulungan yung friend ko. Mej paranoid sya.

  36. Flappypink says:

    Good day! My last unprotected sex was 4 months ago. Though i’m not really concerned wla nmn ako mga symptoms so far. Nag donate kami ng dugo sa isang hospital na nag blood donation program with redcross with my classmates nung first week of june. If ever ba may HIV ako lalabas yun sa testing ng redcross? How long kaya nila tatawagan if ever positive sa hiv or other std? If walang tawag with in the month im safe?

    • ZitroJem says:

      Hi Flappypink! You should have yourself checked or screened first before doing blood donations, kasi there are cases of asymptomatic HIV, meaning kahit wala ka symptoms, pwede ka pa din maging reactive sa virus. Im not sure about sa protocol ng redcross pero most probably lalabas yun sa screening nila and they should have contacted you right away to inform you. Pero if i were you, wag ka na maghintay ng 1 month for them to contact you, mag pa test ka na.

      I recommend Love Yourself testing hubs… very friendly lahat sila and accomodating, free screening and counseling after.

      • Flappypink says:

        Thank you very much! I asked my friend na may kilala sa redcross . With.in a week kinocontact ndaw nila pag HIV +. Since mag 1 month ma sa tuesday im okay na. Pero im still going forna test for peace of mind.

        • ZitroJem says:

          Yeah, that’s the best thing to do… and dont just base sa mga nababasa basa sa net, mas lalo ka mapaparanoid…

    • Marx says:

      Hi flappy, yes redcross wil test ur blo0d for hiv. If ur blo0d is hiv positive, i think they wil c0ntact u. 1 m0nth is to0 l0ng. Hiv results are already kn0wn in minutes… so they should have in4med u ryt away… but u if have doubts, pls have urself checked at testing hubs.

      • Flappypink says:

        Thank you! Mag 1 month na sa tuesday . And nag ask nako sa friend ko na may kilala sa redcross within a week after donating kinocontact ndaw nila. So okay na . Pero mag tetest prin ako pra sure . I Appreciate the advice.

    • Sidney says:

      Hi po…aksidente ko pong nalagyan ng sperm yung kamay kong may sugat…pero sperm ko po yun. Di po Ako nakipagsex sa iba…may HIV po ba Ako

      • Harot says:

        Walang makakapagsabi kung may HIV ka until you get tested. Kung wala kang exposure with someone infected, you won’t contract the virus but there are other modes of transmission. If I were you, I won’t worry.

      • Harot says:

        Sariling sikap is very safe if that was what you did. Maghugas ng kamay pagkatapos 🙂

      • Moklong Baboy says:

        Sori pero ang BOBO ng tanong mo ha… HIV is an STD. STD means Sexually Transmitted Disease. Ang masturbation ay hindi sex. Sex is done by two or more people. Tapos magtatanong ka ng: may HIV po ba ako? bobo lng! #panggulo

        • sad says:

          guys kung gusto nyo din malaman kung may infection kayo monitor mo din yong cbc mo..kung pa baba ng pa baba yong wbc at platelet mo may infection ka..tapos pag pumayat ka din na walang dahilan..

  37. JF says:

    Lira Hosea Herrera Suangco of the Public Attorney’s Office has STD and genital warts
    Pls be advised. 4th Flr, DOJ Agencies Building, East Ave. Cor. NIA Road, Diliman, Quezon City

  38. Anxiety attack says:

    Makikita ba sa cbc kung postive?

    • Maxx says:

      so aftr 2yeats mgayon lang ulit aq nkpag interact sa strangers although sb nia safe nmn daw xa kasi seaman xa… oras sex lang kami walang anal na nanyr.. posible b n mkahawa ung ng hiv? although grb ung precum nia.. oral lng tlga and kissing

      • Aaron says:

        Kung Wala Kang sore throat that time at Wala din sugat bibig m ur safe.

        • Maxx says:

          xa lang naman po yung sumubo hnd po aq pero nppraning ako

        • Bill says:

          sir aaron ngkasingaw ako at ngaun prang nanunuyo ung dila ko at bibig prng dry mouth ung pgkakasearch ko.. ngpatest ako ung exposure ko is january after 112 days rapid test sa isang clinic NR po ako… anu po kaya gagawin ko?

          • ZitroJem says:

            Hi Bill! Yung transmission through oral sex is possible if during the time of oral sex, may open wound or singaw ka sa bibig, or sore throat. Wag ka po masyado mag base sa mga nakikita mo sa internet, mas mapaparanoid ka lng po… sometimes normal lang naman talaga dry mouth due to dehydration or other underlying causes. If NR ka naman upon screening, relief na yon for you but if you want to make sure, magpa consult ka n lng din po sa specialist o kaya do another round of screening or tests.

          • Bill says:

            salmat po kasi prang isang buwan na po ntutuyo ung bunganga ko at tatlong beses n po ako ngksingaw .. conclusive n po ba ung 112 days na NR?? ung exposure ko po vaginal sex po sa spakul po.. ngkaroon po ako ng non gonnocal urethritis ngpagamot po ako sa doctor bngyan nya ako ng doxyclyline po nging ok nman po ako pero after 3 months po ngpa rapid hiv test po ako NR nman po..

      • ZitroJem says:

        If may open wound ka po or mouth sores or singaw during oral sex, possible po mahawa ka… pero maliit lng ang chance or risk… but it’s best na mag pa screen ka after 3 months… 3 months kasi window period ng HIV virus para ma confirm through screening…

      • ZitroJem says:

        If meron ka po open wound or singaw during oral sex, may chance na mahawa ka po. Pa check ka po after 3 months, kasi 3 months ang window period ng HIV virus para makita sa blood through screening, but normal cbc test wont confirm it. Kelangan HIV screening test talaga.

    • sad says:

      guys kung gusto nyo din malaman kung may infection kayo monitor mo din yong cbc mo..kung pa baba ng pa baba yong wbc at platelet mo may infection ka..tapos pag pumayat ka din na walang dahilan..

    • sad says:

      uu pwd nakita sa cbc..pa cbc kada buwan tapos kung pa baba nang pababa yong wbc at platelet mo may hiv ka..

  39. Overthinker says:

    Low risk lang ba ang deep kissing? Virgin pa po ako, last month kasi meron ako nakalaplapan. Sa totoo lang normal na laplap lang sya, pero may kaunting sipsipan ng dila at saktong kagat labi lang pero ang hindi ko ksi alam kung nasugatan ba labi ko non, eto ngayon kasi tinutubuan ako ng mga rashes sa binti at legs ko. Kaya nag ooverthink ako…..at nakakaramdam ako ng dizziness.

    • Aaron says:

      Kung nasugatan ka my sugat din sya nung ginawa nyo un. My risk na mahawa ka

    • takot ako says:

      taga saan ka po overthinker ? ? ?

    • Mr. What says:

      Good Day, :'( Ask ko lang po if ever posible ba madevelop ung HIV, pag active ka sa SEX sa iba ibang Girls, like 3 Girls in 1 week pero but surely naman po na NEGATIVE sila sa HIV, gusto ko lang ma clear kung pwd ma develop ung HIV dahil dun sa iba ibang girl na nakakatalik mo pero negative pa naman sila sa HIV or makakakuha kalang ng HIV dahil positive na sila mismo dyan at nahawaan sila.? thank you

  40. takot na ako says:

    tanong ko lang po na kapag m ba nagkadiarrhea 3 to 5 days means hiv positive na?

    • sad says:

      hindi kapa nag pa test..pa test ka..

    • Marx says:

      Ang babaw naman…. diarrhea lng, hiv agad?… so ang sagot ay: hindi

    • ZitroJem says:

      Hindi po agad mag rereact ang katawan sa HIV after 3 to 5 days since sexual intercourse. Pa check ka po after 3 months… baka ordinaryong pagtatae lang yan…

      • takot ako says:

        i mean po 3 to 5 days sya nagkadiarrhea after two weeks of exposure. subrang kinakabahan po ako

        • ZitroJem says:

          Mag pa screening ka n lng po para sure… magpa stool exam ka din, baka kasi mamaya, iba pala coz ng pagtatae mo… hindi rin po kasi natin masasabi kung HIV yan o hindi, sometimes nga walang symptoms pero may HIV na pala… wag ka po kabahan… mag pa check up ka po….

          • takot ako says:

            my chance po ba na iba ang dahilan?

          • ZitroJem says:

            Malaki po ang chance na iba ang dahilan… baka mamaya amoebiasis lang yan, or eating of contaminated food… magpa screen ka po… o kaya lab test….

  41. Onisan says:

    One month sore throat po maykasmang gamuton di papo nagalibg considered napo ba HIV positive po kaka 1month exposure palabg poa ko

  42. sad says:

    libre po ba mag pa RNA PCR test sa RITM alabang?..kahit NR nman sa rapid test at combo test?..para ma sure lang talaga kung walang virus?

  43. J says:

    Pwede po ba pmnta sa RITM khit walk in lng po. Khit walang referral galing sa facility kung saan ginawa ang preliminary test ng hiv kung saan reactive po ang patient. Salmat po.

    • sad says:

      j reactive ka va sa hiv?..anu exposure mo ? tapos ilan month ka bago na detect yong hiv mo? tapos anu yong mga symptoms mo..pls

  44. J says:

    Pwede po ba pmnta sa RITM khit walk in lng po. Khit walang referral galing sa facility kung saan ginawa ang preliminary test ng hiv kung saan reactive po ang patient. Salmat po.

    • sad says:

      j reactive ka va sa hiv?..anu exposure mo ? tapos ilan month ka bago na detect yong hiv mo? tapos anu yong mga symptoms mo..pls

  45. Kaloy says:

    Ilang months or weeks bago maging accurate yung fujibio? Thanks

    • Harot says:

      “A normal adult usually produces detectable antibodies 3 months after an HIV infection. Fujibio HIV test kits detect antibody as early as 6 weeks post infection. It is best to make sure that you always have protected sex during the testing period. Abstinence is always the surest way to prevent HIV infection during this time.”

      More information here https://hivtestkit.ph/how-to-use-fujibio-hiv-home-testing-kit/

    • Harot says:

      “Fujibio HIV test kits detect antibody as early as 6 weeks post infection. It is best to make sure that you always have protected sex during the testing period. Abstinence is always the surest way to prevent HIV infection during this time.”

      Read more from its website https://hivtestkit.ph/how-to-use-fujibio-hiv-home-testing-kit/

    • Harot says:

      “Fujibio HIV test kits detect antibody as early as 6 weeks post infection. It is best to make sure that you always have protected sex during the testing period. Abstinence is always the surest way to prevent HIV infection during this time.”

      Read more from its website hivtestkit.ph

  46. Zhackchak says:

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  47. J Vicente says:

    Lira Suangco of the Public Attorney’s Office is positive for STD

  48. sad says:

    sa mga nag bigay nang payo sa akin salamat sa inyo..pero pasencya na din po kasi d ko talaga kaya mag salita sa asawa ko😭😭😭

    • Bill says:

      sir sad musta ka na?? anu na update sau musta mga anak mo?

      • sad says:

        ito nilalagnat silang tatlo tapos nag ka singaw ..inuubi din dalawa anak ko..tapos nag pa tesr ako kanina pang 120 days ko using sd bioline 3.0 hiv 1 and hiv 2..NR parin..balak ko mag pa check up kami tatlo kung may pera na..

        • Bill says:

          uu sir pacheck up kau sir sad.. ung sa akin nga ngaun prang ntutuyuan ako ng laway at tatlong beses n ako ngkasingaw sunod sunod pagitan lng ay isang linggo.. ngpatest ako ng 112 days ko rapid test sa clinic NR. d ko din msabi sa asawa ko. january 23 last exposure ko try ko mgpatest ng 6 or 7 months..pero hndi ako nilalagnat since january

        • huhu says:

          ako din po lagi din po akong nagkakasingaw huhu takot ako na baka dahil na to sa hiv huhu sana naman po hindi huhuhu

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