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. Takot Na takot says:

    I am really worried right now.. Nung may 7 kasi last exposure ko.. After a month pagwiwi ko may patak ng blood.. So nagpatest ako agad the day after.. Then I found out na nahawa ako ng trichomonas dun sa guy.. Nagtake nman ako ng gamot.. Sa kakasearch ko naparanoid na ko.. 🙁 ngayon kasi maputi dila ko, nagka singaw ako 2x na and yung loose stool ko on and off na nagstart nung june 8.. Mag tthree months na.. Kinausap ko yung guy ang sabi ko kung ano status niya, wala daw siya ganung sakit.. Pero inamin niya na nagkatulo siya before.. Sobrang nag aalala na ko kasi yung anak ko breastfeeding pa sakin.. :'( sana NR ako pag nagpatest na ko.. Yung anxiety level ko ng taas na.. Nabawasan din timbang ko siguro kasi sa sobrang pagiisip at hindi na makakain at makatulog ng maayos.. :'(

  2. Ricardo says:

    I have an encounter with an African sexworker.. naka panty sya at ako di Naman naghubad nagkiskisan Lang kami.. tapos dinilaan nya nipples ko.. any risk PO ba?

  3. Ian denomar says:

    Sir kinakabahan ako nakipagsex ako sa sexworker medyo lasing ako nun tapis paghugot ko ng penis ko sa kanya may dugo dun sa dulo ng condom and then pagkatapos nun nakaramdam nako ng iba sa katawan ko may mga pimples nakong malalaki sa likod, and then medyo natutuyo yung lalamunan ko, ano bang maganda kong gawin last 2 weeks po ako nakipagsex

  4. Wil says:

    Hi po, is it possible to acquire hiv by receiving oral sex? Just wanna know kung ilang percentage ung posibilidad kasi napaparanoid na po ako hahaha hope someone can answer, and nangyari lang to 2 days ago pero I’m really concern now

  5. anxiety says:

    help me guys di ko alam kung ano ung tumutubo sa katawan ko. may parang maliit na butlig ung super liit talaga parang kasing liit ng pimples pero kakulay sya ng balat ko at hindi makati hindi masakit, nakakabahala lang kung ano ba ito. may nabasa ako about dto sa internet na pedeng HPV ito o genital warts. pero hindi naman ito tumubo sa genital ko. meron akong isa sa groin at dalawa sa armpit pero nasa buhok ng kili kili ko ung isa pero ung isa nasa baba ng armpit ko then mag ka size lng sila pero sobrang liit na akala mo whiteheads ganun sya kaliit. gusto ko oang malaman kung HPV na po ba ito kasi nabasa ko sa internet hindi lang sa sexual intercourse nakukuha ito at madikitan ka lang daw nito sa balat mahahawa kana daw. please I want to know your answer. my anxiety is raging up at nastress na ako kakaisip . please help me po

  6. ALDRIN says:

    Hello po. Gay po ako. Nung nakipag sex po ako sa Isang guy. may dumugo po sa likod ng ari KO Malapit po sa Ulo. Pero konti lng po. May HIV na din po ba ako non??

    • Harot says:

      Only tests can tell HIV infection. If anal sex was unprotected, that is exposure. Get tested after 3 months from exposure.

  7. Mr.big says:

    Is it accurate na po ba yung 4months na test

  8. Hello po nagpatest po ako ng hiv 8 months after my intercourse..ND nmn po ang result. Would i worry about it?

  9. Michael Joaquin says:

    Hello – question lang po ano ba ang signs ng herpes? meron akong mga butlig sa may pubic area pero nung pinacheck ko sya sa urologist wala syang sinabi. hindi nya din maidentify kung ano yun. may idea po ba kayo? btw im a male and nagpacheck na ako for HIV NR naman pero that was 2 years ago. worry ko lang is yung mga butlig kasi nakaka praning na

  10. wally says:

    posible ba mahawa kung nakipagfrench kiss ka na may singaw?

    • sad says:

      high risk yan pa test ka po after 6months to 1 year

      • Marx says:

        haha tagal ng six months bobo/gago ka Sad… 12wks lng pwede na madetect.. 3months after exposure, conclusive na… kung mejo napraning tulad ni sad, patest ka ulit after 6 months… pero save yourself from anxiety… get tested 12wks after exposure… most likely yan na ang final result… wag mo pansinin yan na si Sad.. baliw yan… nandadamay sa kabaliwan

      • Angel says:

        I wonder sad if you are doing research or you’re just basing your information from “sabi sabi”, “myths” or sa “self belief” mo. High risk itong kiss kung uminom siya ng isang litrong laway ng taong positive sa HIV. Do not let others be paranoid from your infos.

  11. Once says:

    Hi Biker,

    Natanong ko na to before pero tanong ko lang ulit. Last May 11 nakipagsex ako sa guy. Pinipilit nyang ipasok sa Anal ko kaso masakit talaga di nman nya napapasok kasi naguhugot din agad. My risk po ba yun? Thank you.

  12. asking says:

    sir biker last unprotected sex ko po sa sex worker is january 23 po ngpatest ako ng feb 12 NR po then after nun ngpatest po ako ng MAY 14 which is 112 days Rapid test po NR po.. ngaun po cmula buwan ng MAY dry mouth po hanggng ngaung july dry mouth p din po ako.. conclusive n po b??worry ko lng tlga is ung dry mouth ko hndi naalis

  13. MDC says:

    Hi this is my story please sana may sumagot please.

    Way back 2012 i was diagnosd with ovarian cyst na treat nman sya, naging regular period ko pero sobrang heavy pa din ng menstruation ko so im taking my meds na pangpahina ng flow ksi nahihirapan ako pag nsa school, iniinom ko na ung medicine ko na un from 2012 until nung feb2018. May vaginal itching, rashes and cottage cheese like na discharge na ako noon 2017 pero wala pa akong sexlife that time kaya naisip ko baka yeast infection lang. But pag dating ng 2019 nagkaroon ako ng ibat ibang sexual partners, the first 4guys we used condoms, then ung last 3 we dont and sometimes i bleed during and after sex kaya medyo nababahala na ako. Then this guy ung last na naka sex ko during the sex i felt his penis na parang may tumatama sa buto ko inside my vagina 2 days after our intercourse nsa event ako so pinigilan ko ng matagal ung ihi ko whole day after the event dun pa lang ako naka ihi then after binalisawsaw na ako or dysuria in english, nawawala nman sya pero bumabalik pag matgal kong pinipigilan ihi ko. Then weeks after, my stool watery na sya pero hindi frequent na mayat maya ako nagpopoop like every other day lang. I am currently taking my meds prescribed by my OB 5th day ko na pero 2weeks medication sya, And this morning lang pinigilan ko na nman ihi ko pero ganun pa din paniful pa din after, and di pa ako popoop for 2days. Di po ba UTI lang to? Baka uti lang? Ksi ngyon po nahihirapan na kong magpigil ng ihi ng sobrang tagal. Umiihi ako ng 5-6x a day.

    • Harot says:

      The only reasonable response and guidance is to seek medical professionals for diagnosis and proper treatment. Mahirap ang “baka UTI lang”. Good luck.

  14. MDC says:

    Hi this is my story please sana may sumagot please.

    May vaginal itching, rashes and cottage cheese like na discharge na ako noon 2017 pero wala pa akong sexlife that time kaya naisip ko baka yeast infection lang. But pag dating ng 2019 nagkaroon ako ng ibat ibang sexual partners, the first 4guys we used condoms, then ung last 3 we dont and sometimes i bleed during and after sex kaya medyo nababahala na ako. Then this guy ung last na naka sex ko during the sex i felt his penis na parang may tumatama sa buto ko inside my vagina 2 days after our intercourse nsa event ako so pinigilan ko ng matagal ung ihi ko whole day after the event dun pa lang ako naka ihi then after binalisawsaw na ako or dysuria in english, nawawala nman sya pero bumabalik pag matgal kong pinipigilan ihi ko. Then weeks after my stool watery na sya pero hindi frequent na mayat maya ako nagpopoop like every other day lang. I am currently taking my meds prescribed by my OB 5th day ko na pero 2weeks medication. And this morning lang pinigilan ko na nman ihi ko pero ganun pa din paniful pa din after, and di pa ang ang popoop for 2days.

  15. Yram Nette Dildine says:

    hi po..naka ilang talik napo ako sa mga lalaki sabihin nating more than 10 na po.But now almost 1 and half year npa akong hindi naka sex. Pero iba po ang amoy ng lumalabas sa vagina ko.. Masasabi ko pong maamoy po sia kahit kakaligo ko lng..anu po ba sa tingin nio ung lumalabas sa akin? bakit po subrang maamoy?

    • ryder says:

      yram nette dildine, patingin po kau sa doktor baka sti yan then pa hiv test kau para maiwasan nyo pag iisip at pag aalala, samahan nyo rin po ng dasal sa Dios na ama godbless po

    • ryder says:

      yram nette dildine papap smear test ka na din godbless

  16. Ace says:

    Hi po. Good morning. Possible po ba na makita sa HIV test Ang chlamydia?

    Thank you

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  18. Josh De Guzman says:

    What if from start to end NG intercourse eh nakasuot ako condom Yun Lang di erect penis ko. Possible po ba ako makakuha HIV? Thanks sa sasagot.

    • Biker says:

      Hello. Kahit na hindi erect ang penis, as long as suot ang condom throught the sex, low risk po. Mas mabuti pong magpatest tayo after 3 months. 🙂

  19. Jon says:

    Hello, can I ask kung dito din ba for STD?

    • Ajajja says:

      Meron po bang malapit sa san juan? Metro manila? nagwoworry kasi ako. Nalasing ako tas pagkagising ko rin may kasama na ako. At may nangyari samen na di ako aware. Natatakot po ako kasi di naman ako nilagnat tas nilalamig lang.. Wala ring rashes. Hiv po ba ito or trangkaso lang?

      • PrettyInnocentBoi says:

        Get tested po meron po part ng manila Love yourself po pangalan ng center po. Sa mga nakakausap ko po sa iba normal lang daw po magkatrangkaso maslalo daw po first time po. Pero get tested po para mapanatag din po kayo😃

  20. Mil says:

    Hi. May nka sexual intercourse ako. Sa hindi ko ka kilala without using condom. Gusto ko sana mag pa test. Ask ko lng mga ilang weeks or days kaya bago ma iidentify ng tester if infected ka ng hiv?

    • hays says:

      taga saan po ba kayo?

    • Harot says:

      As per standard protocol, the window period is 3 months. The window period depends on the type of test used to detect HIV and varies from person to person. For example, antibody tests can usually take 23 to 90 days to reliably detect HIV infection. The link below leads to the source of information.

      http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html

      By the way, I won’t ask where you are from because it’s not relevant to your question.

    • Harot says:

      My response didn’t appear so I will repost again. Apology if you see the response twice.

      According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the window period is 3 months post exposure, which is the standard protocol. The window period varies from person to person and depends on the type of test used to detect HIV. For example, Antibody tests can usually take 23 to 90 days to reliably detect HIV infection. So it is advised to get the test from 4th to 6th month. For more information, you may follow the link.

      http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html

      By the way, I won’t ask where you are from because it’s not relevant to your question.

    • Biker says:

      Hello. The best time para magpatest is after 3 months post exposure. 🙂 All the best!

  21. HiHello says:

    Pa Check naman po nito. Chinese po kasi ang instruction . nabili ko siya sa Online.
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    https://imgur.com/a/KB7gtTP

    • Marx says:

      for me, it is Non-Reactive.. congrats! pero advise lng, yung Fujibio nlng bilhin mo… made in Japan… or sa hi-precision ka patest (450 lng)…

      • Kara says:

        Di pa naman ako nagpatest . Kasi natatakot ako . Siya nga po sinasabihan ko kasi kapag positive man siya then ganun nadin ako . Di pa sure pero sa mga nababasang kong symptomps naiiyak ang sakit parang di ko matanggap malakas kasi kutob ko na infected ako . Kasi di naman ako yun nakikipag ano sa multiple people so why me?

        • PrettyInnocentBoi says:

          Parehas po tayo, first time kopo yun pero po nagksore throat po ako tagal po gamutin sumasakit narin po palagi likod kopo. Hmmm pero looking forward din po na negative po ako.
          Huwag kapo magalala matatapos din po to. Tigil niyo po masyadong pagiisip di rin po nakakatulobg po kasi masyado pagiisip po eh. Dont worry din po nanjan po si God para po tumulong.

        • ryder says:

          kara lakasan mo loob mo magdasal ka sa Dios wag ka mag isip ng kung ano ano kasi kapag nagka anxiety ka hihina katawan mo then ma didipress ka iwsan mo mag isip patest ka for peace of mind, lagi mo tatandaan walang imposible sa Dios saka isip mo lang yan

          • name says:

            hello po. nakipagsex po ako with a nurse kahapon lang po. nung una nira-rub niya lang yung titi niya sa may pwet ko, saka lang siya nagsuot ng condom nung pinasok na niya. nagaalala po ako kung may risk po dahil dun sa pagrub. pero sabi naman niya na nurse siya and na safe siya (negative) should i be worried po ba? and kelan po best magpa-test? salamat

      • Takot says:

        San po nakakabili ? Gusto ko pong mag test ..

  22. Kara says:

    Hello po naging aware po ako sa hiv dahil po sa isang nabasa ko. Nakita ko po don yung symptoms, and syempre medyo natakot po ako coz it happened to me . A week later after namin mag s*x ng bf ko is tinrangkaso ako nag chill ako (that time naman po is uso po trangkaso sa lugar namin) then nagkarushes po akong unti sa braso ko that time din po may tinitake akong food supliment nung tinigil ko yun nawala naman. So iniisip ko dahil lang don .nawalan din po ako ng panlasa pag galing ko, tapos nagkabutlig sa dila . (iniisip ko na baka singaw lang ng lagnat ko)Then yung bf ko po kasi is may malapad na rashes sa likod nya di nya din alam san o pano nakuha yun . Pero di po nawala sakin ang takot ko kung infected bako oh nagkataon lang lahat

  23. arayko says:

    san po ba may mga libring testing center ng hiv dto sa quezon city

  24. UwiNaStopWalwal says:

    Hi! Napadpad po ako dito Kasi nag aalala ako, at nagsisisi. Nakipagsex po ako kagabi sa isang sex worker dahil sa kalasingan. Bago magsex, nilagay nya sa ari ko Yung condom, pero di pa ako natigasan, Alam ko po, di po proper use NG condom, pero from the start to end NG intercourse namin, is naka condom ako, pero di ako natigasan. Possible po ba na nmagkaroon ako HIV? Plano ko po magpa consult this morning sa hospital, kasi sobrang nagaalala ako..

  25. Raindrop says:

    Ilang weeks bago lumabas symptoms ng HIV like fever? Possible ba na mag ka fever after 2 weeks of exposure?

    • Biker says:

      Kadalasang walang sintomas ang HIV. Ang mas magandang gawin ay magpatest after 3 months kaysa masira ang ulo natin kakaisip sa mga symptoms. Wag na ding mag google dahil makakadagdag lang sa anxiety. Patest po tayo after 3 months. 🙂

  26. Ryy says:

    Hi Biker need ba talaga mag antay pa ng 3 months bago mag pa test after sex without condom?

    • Biker says:

      Hello Ryy. Ang guidlines ng WHO is to get an HIV test after 3 months after ng unprotected sex. Pero 95% ng infections ay madedetect ng isang antibody test after 4-6 weeks pero kailangan pa ding magpatest after 3 months para maging mas conclusive. 🙂

      • Ryy says:

        Biker, So hindi pa naman ganun kalala ang HIV after 3 months if ever kaya pa magamot?

        • Biker says:

          Mas maganda po na maagapan agad para makapagpagamot ang taong nag positive sa HIV test. Early detection and early treatment para iwas sa napakaraming Opportunistic infections. 🙂 Patest po after 3 months. 🙂

      • asking says:

        sir biker sure na po ba na conclusive ang after 3 months hiv test? kht na may parang symptoms ka pa?at masakit ang mga muscles mu lagi

        • Biker says:

          Minsan ang mga nararamdaman natin na parang symptoms ay dala lang ng anxiety. Walang sintomas na makakapagsabi na may HIV ka. Ang magandang gawin sa ngayon ay magpatest after 3 months dahil conclusive na ang HIV test after 3 months. Always remember that test results always overrule symptoms.

          • asking says:

            thanks po sir biker madalas dlwang buwan na po kasi nanunuyo ung bunganga ko po. pero ngpatest ako 3 months after exposure non reactive naman po.

          • Biker says:

            Anxiety also causes dry mouth. Common yan. At ang Negative result mo ng 2 months ay good indication ng status mo. Patest ulit tayo sa 3rd month ah.

          • asking says:

            sir biker last unprotected sex ko po sa sex worker is january 23 po ngpatest ako ng feb 12 NR po then after nun ngpatest po ako ng MAY 14 which is 112 days Rapid test po NR po.. ngaun po cmula buwan ng MAY dry mouth po hanggng ngaung july dry mouth p din po ako.. conclusive n po b??worry ko lng tlga is ung dry mouth ko hndi naalis

          • Goodboy says:

            Sir biker ask ko lang po last exposure ko po is oct 19 then two week na po ako nakakaramdam ng nausea fatigue and vomting risky po ba ung pag oral sex sakin ng girl and kung pinahid nya yung vaginal fluid nya sa opening ng ari ko?. Salamat po ilang araw na po ako praning sa pagsusuka ko sana matulungan nyo ako

  27. abc says:

    3 weeks po nagpatest ako negative naman.
    is it accurate?

    • sad says:

      ulit ka after 6months and 1 year

      • Marx says:

        ‘wag kang maniwala sa gunggong na Sad na yan… mas matalino pa yan sa mga doctor… sa doctor ka lng maniwala.. hindi pa accurate yan… pa test ka after 3 months of last exposure… pwede ba Sad, mamatay ka na? bobo ka.. you’re spreading wrong info… gawa ka ng sariling mong website gago ka

        • sad says:

          totoo naman ahh..

        • ryder says:

          marx pagpasensyahan mo na si sad mataas anxiety nya payuhan natin at intindihin pero wag mo alisin na may punto rin sya, sa nararamdaman nya unawain nalang natin ganyan talaga pag mataas anxiety at nag aalala para sa pamily

          • Marx says:

            hindi xa dapat nagkakalat ng maling impormasyon, yan lng ang punto ko… ang 3 months lng na window period, gagawing 1 year????? kalokohan! wlang HIV si Sad.. sakit sa utak meron… namamayat kuno! sa HIV ka lng ba pwede pumayat???

          • sad says:

            isa ka ring buang marx…tingnan mo sa isang grupo sa isang hiv awareness may nag sasabi nga na 5-10 years yong incubation nang hiv..kaya wag ka masyado anu sa akin putang ina mo..

          • sad says:

            buti mga sa akin 1 year lang..ung iba 5-10 years daw ung incubation..tapos mag pa test mamg dalawang beses sa isang taon..kaya putang ina mo..

          • Marx says:

            DAW???????? Mga bobo lng naniniwala sa mga impormasyon na “daw” lng… Putang ina mo rin!!! gago ka!

          • sad says:

            bobo ka rin..

          • ryder says:

            marx and sad ano ba kau, wag nga kau ganyan marami nakakabasa dito sa forum na to pareho kau may punto, pero may kulang pa sa inyo tama ka marx 3 to 6 months is conclusive na pero may punto rin si sad, pero sana wag nalang tau makulitan dito kay sad kasi alam namn natin lahat na mahirap ang pinag dadaanan ng taong may pag aalala, sana magunawaan at respeto sa isat isa, Godbless sarin lahat

    • Biker says:

      3 months is considered conclusive according to DOH and CDC.

  28. Red says:

    Pag gumagamit ka ba ng condom. Hindi ka mahahawa ng HIV or any STD? Nakipag-sex kasi ako 2 times last year, pero nagcondom ako. Tapos after nun last summer this year madalas na ako nagkakasingaw.

    • Biker says:

      Hello. Ang paggamit ng condom ay mayroon lamang low risk. Ang mga documented na case ay kapag nasira o nabutas ang condom habang nakikipagsex. Kadalasang walang sintomas ang HIv. Ang tanging makakapagsabi ng status natin ay ang HIV test. Patest po tayo after 3 months 🙂

  29. Ryu says:

    July 14 2019 nakipag sex po ako sa kaibigan ko without using condom and to be safe lng pwede na ba ako mag HiV test by this time agad? Will i get an accurate result? Or wait for months bago mag test?

  30. idonthow says:

    may gonorhea po ako noong april.hindi naman po siya masakit i ihi pero may nana pa po na lumalabas.
    this monday pagkagising ko masakit throat ko at ang plema ko may pula na kulay parang dugo na HIV positive na ba ako?

    • Biker says:

      Hello. Ang tanging makakapagsabi ng ating HIV status ay ang HIV test. Patest na po tayo dahil libre naman.

      Pacheck up na rin po tayo para magamot na po ang gonorrhea natin. Maaari din po kasing magkaroon ng gonorrhea sa lalamunan.

  31. HELP says:

    Hindi pa ko nakakapagpatest pero 2016 ako una nakaranas ng symptoms, may nakasex akong iba dahil sa kalasingan nagising na lang ako may kasex pala ako. Nakakainis kasi di ko naman ginusto yun nalasingnlang talaga ako. Tapos days after, nagka sore throat ako di ko pinansin, nagkarashes din ako sa arms wala syang bumps, rashes lang na tuldok tuldok na red. One day lang yun tapos nawala din agad di tumagal ng 1 hour di ko rin sure kung allergy lang kasi may allergy ako sa ibang seafood. Tapos nitong 2016 din, nagkatulo bf ko, nagpagamot sya. Then nung 2017 ako naman nagkaherpes ako. Di ko pinagamot dahil nahihiya ako pero sure akong herpes kasi puro butlig vagina ko na SOBRANG SAKIT. Tapos naulit sya pero konti nalang. Tapos ngayon nagkababy kami di ko alam kung may HOV ba ko kasi sobrang payat ko and lagi akong pagod. Nagwoworry ako pleas I need help . Yung baby ko inaalala ko. Kahit mamatay na ko ng maaga wag lang baby kox Please ano dapat kont gawin? Breastfeeding ako di ko ma-stop. Pano kung HIV positive ako? Feeling ko kasi oo. Paano ang baby ko?

  32. Brus says:

    May support group po ba na recommended for positive?

  33. Bert says:

    And dagdag question PO.. how about PO if kunwari nagseses kami per nakadamit parehas.. possible pa din po bang mahawa? Wala ding halikan na naganap

  34. Bert says:

    Sypmtoms PO ba Ng serconversion Yung may pantal say buong katawan na sobrang Kati tapos pabalik balik na lagnat at nilalamig kapag gabi

    • Biker says:

      Kadalasang walang symptoms ang HIV. Walang indikasyon na may HIV ang isang tao na sintomas. Ang tanging makakapagsabi ay ang HIV test. Patest tayo after 3 months Bert. 🙂

  35. Dor says:

    So someone here know how much will it cost in treating gonorrhea?

  36. LoveLoveLove says:

    Hello po. Sa mga nagpatest po sa Love Yourself, nong tinest po ba kayo test for HIV, Syphilis at iba pa po ba? and magkano po bayad? Thank you po nang madami. Pasagot po sana please

    • ZitroJem says:

      Hi LoveLoveLove! Love Yourself will screen you for HIV, HBSag (Hepa B), and syphilis for free! Walang bayad, pero if you feel like giving any amount as donation, you’re free to do so… You have to wait for an hour or depende sa dami ng clients for the results. And mayfree counseling din sila after. Very nice people there, and it’s confidential.

    • Biker says:

      Hello. Free ang HIV test, Syphilis test at Hepa B test sa loveyourself. Patest na. 🙂

      • LoveLoveLove says:

        Thank you, Biker! 🙂 Pasabay naman ako sa mga magpapatest this Friday 😅😅 Manggagaling pako nang North. 😅

  37. jake says:

    Nung bata po ako Nakatalik ko po pinsan lalaki ko na anal niya po ako tapos ipinutok sa Loob Ng anal ko yung sperm niya at the age of 15 Nagkaroon po ulit ng sex activity m2m po Chinupa niya po ako tapos nun na anal ko po siya Pero saglit lang After non nagkatulo po ako per nagamot po After 6 mons po nagkaroon po ako ng maraming singaw tapos namumuti po dila ko tapos masakit mo Lalamunan ko hirap sa pagkain at pag inum Dun sa may bandang gilid po ng dila ko may singaw Po na parang bilog na puti tapos nanghihina po ako Kapag malayo ang nilalakad ko tapos parang naninikip dib dib ko po tapos nag pa HIV test po ako knina Pero bukas pa ang result malalamn HIV positive po kaya ako sana ndi ayoko masira pangarap ko

    • Biker says:

      Hello jake. It’s good na nagpatest ka kasi you value self care. Wag masyadong mag-alala sa results. ano man maging resulta long life is still achievable kasi libre ang treatment at gamot galing sa gobyerno. God bless!

  38. Ian Dalangin says:

    Positive po ako at AIDS n po ung stage. Nalaman ko po un nung naconfine po ako sa hospital dahil sa pneumonia. Nakalabas na po ako at nagtatake ng ART regularly. Gusto ko lng po malaman kung pano and san mamakuha ng confirmation from SACCLA para ma avail ko ung Philhealth benefitsfor HIV/AIDS persons.

    Thanks and God Bless.

  39. Honey says:

    Plsss po nd ko na alam ang gagawin ko ayokong mahawa ang mga anak ko nd ko alam feeling ko po may hiv ako nd npo ako makatulog ng maayos nahihirapan n po ako 😭😭😭

  40. sad says:

    nagugulohan ako may nagsabi na naman yong nat screening hindi pa daw accurate kahit 4months na

    • Biker says:

      Ang HIV screening na nagdedetect ng antibodies ay conclusive na after 3 months. 🙂

    • Imme says:

      Nat mean nucleic acid test. Same lng yan sa RNA. Virus hinahanap… kung d ka satisfy sa result mo sad. Mag pa test ka buwan buwan. Hangang mag sawa ka…or advice ko sayu e test mo lahat nang test at pag nag NR kapa rin sa lahat nang test mo punta ka nang ibang bansa tapos e test mo yung mga pcr nila yung dna, nat, rna, eclia,ecmia, lahat lahat e test mo… pag d ka kombinsido ulitin mo kahit kaelan mo gusto at pagalitan mo yung mga doctor mo kug ganun NR pa rin..

      • Marx says:

        hahahaha… nice one imme! 😀 sad… pwede ba, umalis ka na dito? wla kang kakuwenta kuwentang tao eh! mamatay na sana… ang internet connection mo lol

        • Imme says:

          Kasi nag nat na xa e. Lampas na sa window nang nat e…wala naman screening sa nat ginagamit lng yung nat sa mga high risk mahal kasi yun…para ma detect agad…ulitin niya hangang mag sawa xa…

  41. Raindrop says:

    Ask ko lang po what if yung partner kong babae may HIV tapos nag talik kami pero naka condom ako. Malaki po ba chance na mareduce ang infection?

    • Biker says:

      Ang paggamit ng condom sa viginal sex ay low risk. May mga kaso ng HIV transmission kung napunit ang condom na gamit habang nagsesex. Patest tayo after 3 months para alam natin ang status natin. 🙂

      • Raindrop says:

        So low chance na mag kameron ako ng HIV since gumamit ako condom?

        Thanks will do a checkup after 3 months

        • Biker says:

          Yes low risk lang. Ang mga documented case lang na nagkaroon ng transmission ay kapag napunit o nasira ang condom. All the best! 🙂

  42. mackenzie says:

    Hello po! pede po bang mag karoon ng HIV if nagblowjob ka lang? Need ko po ng sagot.

  43. Olan says:

    Good day po. Ask ko lang po, ngkipagtalik ksi aq sa isang sex worker noong july 5. She claimed na malinis daw sya. She had given me a blow job first then nung pinetrate ko sya I was wearing a condom. Lumambot c jun2x ko at binolow job nya aq ult. Noong matigas na I decided to put it thru pero noong ippsok ko plng ung akin (half ng head ng akin ppsok na and she wasn’t lubricated ksi tuyo ung surface) i decided not to enter her and wear a condom again pero di na tumigas ang akin.

    Sa ngaun po ngkaroon aq ng sipon at medyo sumasakit ktwan ko. Is there any possible way na maaari aqng makakuha ng HIV?

    Salamat po sa sasagot.

  44. Mac says:

    Hi please help me as I am paranoid. Nung July 13 nag hotel kami ng jowa ko. Gay kami pareho. Nag halikan kami yung tipong deep kissing (french kiss) and then before pa nun, medyo nag bleed din gums ko pero konting bleed lang. Tapos naghubad kami pareho and then naghawakan ng penis tapos nag stroke then and handjob. Naghug din kaming dalawa tapos nagkadikitan mga penises namin tapos parang may precum na din both sa penises namin. Yung pagkakadikitan ng penises namin parang baba taas na din na parang inislide nya penis nya sa penis ko. Wala naman pong naganap na oral sex or anal sex. May exposure po ba ako? Need ko po ba magpatest after 3 months? Salamat po sa sasagot. Please kelangan ko talaga po ng kausap. You can also reach me through fb. Thank you!

  45. Monkey mind says:

    Sir possible kaya na mononucleosis lang yung sakin, meron silang common na signs eh so posibble ba yun?

  46. NenengTaba♤ says:

    Hello. Meron kaya sa Pangasinan or nearby? Nahihiya ako sa gov. hospital dito kasi may kakilala ako don. kKaya sa medyo malayo sana. Sabay ako (:

  47. Dave says:

    I know my question can be answered by a a simple “magpa test ka”
    But i just want to ask. I’m having a very dry and chapped lips for about a month now. As in yung pag hindi ko sya nilagyan ng petroleum jelly mag susugat sya (cracked wounds). Hindi pa ako makpag pa check up because of my work. My last expo was 6 months ago (No condom)could this be a sign of HIV. Nag google ako i know google is a killer when it comes to putting a symptoms on the balck and enter then boom alam mo na. Prang pinapatay kana sa result.

    And baka may councilor jan na pwede kausap sa Messenger please

  48. Confused19 says:

    I have a boyfriend and we have been together for almost 5 years. Unprotected sex is very common between us. Our last sex was on the last week of June. First week of July, na diagnose xa with AIDS dahil sa sobrang baba ng CD4 nya. Ang sabi nya nakuha nya un sa ex nya 5 years ago at ang sabi nya is hindi xa nakipag sex kahit kanino during the span of our relationship. Nung malaman ko yun, I immediately had myself tested. But it came out negative. Sabi ng doctor, kelangan ko pa ng 2nd and 3rd testing (1month in between) para maging sure. Possible bang matagal n xang merong HIV pero hindi ako nahawa?

  49. sad says:

    sino taga cebu dito na may kakilala na idd na magaling..

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