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. 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! 🙂

  2. mackenzie says:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. J says:

    Notice: Lira Hosea Herrera Suangco aka “Iyay” from the Public Attorney’s Office Central, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City is positive for STDs.

  6. Monkey mind says:

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

  7. 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 (:

  8. 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

  9. 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?

  10. sad says:

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

  11. PAOwer Ranger says:

    Facebook Account ni Lira Suangco
    https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100028352805550
    Ingat kayo

  12. J says:

    Notice: Lira Hosea Herrera Suangco aka “Iyay” from the Public Attorney’s Office Central, Quezon City is positive for STDs.
    .

    • PAOwer Ranger says:

      Di matatanggal brod sa trabaho si Lira Suangco alaga siya ni Acosta. Kahit nahuli nina CN na nagsesex sila sa comfortroom ni SF sa 4th Flr at sinumbong kay Acosta wala nangyari nagalit pa si Acosta sa nagsumbong.

    • Kapag kakasuhan mo si Lira Suangco automatic dismissal ng LRS at ni Mosing. Sasabihin harassment lang.

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  14. Blythe says:

    Hi,@harot reliable ba talaga yung 3 negative result ng hiv test ko,ako yung nag pa test 6weeks,4months,almost 11 months after exposure na ng pa test ako kasi d ako mapanatag,hiv 1/2 daw gamit nila pg test sakin..din sabi sa councellor ng blood bank ng hospital dito reliable daw kasi kung postive daw ako nag positive na ako nung sa last test ko ng almost 11months after exposure..reassurance na ba talaga po?salamat ulit sa sagot..

    • Harot says:

      If doubts persist, talk to an infectious disease specialist or another HIV/AIDS counsellor.

      • Blythe says:

        Salamat @harot for your kindness and answering my question,so I should trust my reault now?if ever I will get another test for my peace of mind..thanks

        • Harot says:

          Blythe,

          Your peace of mind is now on you and no one else but you can give that. It wouldn’t hurt to get another test. If you do, get the more sensitive test like the NAT (there are others, I heard) and be ready to pay more. Again, seek a medical professional for guidance.

          The sun is shining bright on you.

          • Dave says:

            Hi sir/ma’am harot.

            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.

          • Harot says:

            Dave,

            Sorry pero hindi ko kayang sagutin ang tanong mo. Sa lahat ng literature na nabasa ko, iisa lang ang laging binabanggit – only a test can confirm the presence of the virus. Sorry again.

            I’m sure you are entitled to a sick or vacation leave. Do not make an excuse for something very important that could impact your life. Good luck.

          • MaryGrace says:

            Get tested po

    • Imme says:

      3months is conclusive na. Lampas kana sa window period…kung my meron ka man nag pos kana sa pangalawang test mo.

  15. Blythe says:

    Hi,ako ulit to @harot,concluaive na po ba talaga yung 3times test ko sa loob ng almost 11months after exposure kasi HIV 1/2 rapid test ginamit nala eh,yun yung naka lagay sa confirmatory ko sa pangalawang test ko at 4th month ng exposure ko,then ng pa follow up lang ako ulit this last feb. Negative ulit result ko,reliable ba yung hiv rapid test???salamat sa sagot ulit..

  16. J says:

    Notice: Lira Hosea Herrera Suangco aka “Iyay” from the Public Attorney’s Office Central, Quezon City is positive for STDs.

  17. Toto butsoy says:

    Good day poh. Pwede pong pasagot? My friend akong hiv positive tpos kumain kmi sa karinderia. Kakabunot lng poh ng aking ngipin tpos kinain ko po yung natira niyang ulam na kaldereta. Meron po bang chance na mahawa ako ng food na natira nya? Pakisagot po. Need your answers po.. Sana maintindihan nyo

  18. mona says:

    hi po.. plan ko po magpatest bukas.. kinakabahan po ako baka positive ako

  19. Toto butsoy says:

    Good day poh. Pwede pong pasagot? My friend akong hiv positive tpos kumain kmi sa karinderia. Kakabunot lng poh ng aking ngipin tpos kinain ko po yung natira niyang ulam na kaldereta. Meron po bang chance na mahawa ako ng food na natira nya? Pakisagot po

  20. MGSF says:

    Paano kung positive sa hiv ang mother at nagbreastfeed ng anak?

  21. Dave says:

    Super dry ng lips ko nag cracked na at bleed dalawang beses sa sobrang dry. Mag 1 month na. Is ot a sign of hiv?

    • Dave says:

      Last expo ko is 6 months ako na. Nag cra2xck ang lips ko nag sugat sugat na prang hiniwa. Sobrang dry pa ng lips ko . Naglalagay nako Petroleum naookay sya. Pero without it grabe dry tlga

    • Ungas says:

      palagi akong nauutot… is it a sign of hiv? lol… pa test ka, gaga

  22. J says:

    Notice: Lira Hosea Herrera Suangco “Iyay” from the Public Attorney’s Office Central, Quezon City is positive for STDs.

  23. sad says:

    nag donate ako nag dugo sa pribadong hospital..negative nman sa lahat nang screening..
    pang 4 monaths ko na..dalawang buwan nlang hintayin ko para mag pa test uli sa 6 moths..

  24. Son says:

    Cnu pde sumama sakin sa 10 pacheck up aq

  25. Helpme says:

    Good day po sir/maam. Gusto ko lng po malaman kung meron bang HIV testing sa DOH sa San Ferndanso City Pampanga. Salamat po sa makasagot.

  26. Anonymous says:

    My last exposure is four years ago and haven’t checked my status. The nearest symptom that I have is 2 little mouth ulcers. Does I have HIV or no???

  27. hk says:

    gusto ko po magpcheck up.meron po b dto n pwde aq masamahan knkbhan po kc ako.di q n alm gagawin ko nkakaramdam aq ng mga symptoms.

  28. Angelo says:

    Admin nanakahawa ba ang fluid ng ng babae pag mahawakan tapus my kunting sugat ka sa kamay? Salamat po nag condom nman ako ang kasu nkalimotan ko pag tanggal ko ng Condom my sugat ako sa kmay.

  29. J says:

    Notice: Lira Hosea Herrera Suangco “Iyay” from the Public Attorney’s Office Central, Quezon City is positive for STDs.

  30. Start a new beginning says:

    hi po tanong ko lng po sa mga nagpositive kung anu yung symptoms nyo at kung lagi po ba kayong nagkakasakit tapos naghihina? huhu takot na po ako kasi lagi akong nagkakasingaw then nabasa ko sa google na symptoms po yun ng hiv huhu sana po negative ako. sana hindi pa huli ang lahat para magbago ako. sana negative po ako sa mga sakit at tayong lahat dito na my nararamdaman. Amen. Godbless po sa inyong lahat. Stay strong po tayo. Kapit lng po tayo ky Lord…..

    • Lira Suangco says:

      Mahina immune system mo kadalasan may lagnat. Paminsan may parang pimple ang sex organ.

    • Harot says:

      hays, huhu, im nervous, takot na ako, start a new beginning,

      tagal mo na dito since Feb, same pa rin ang drama mo? July na. usernames lang ang nagbago. Punta ka HIV/AIDS pavilion ng San Lazaro hospital and get your answers from AIDS patients, sabayan mo ng “kapit lang tayo kay Lord “. At kung nasa San Lazaro ka na, direstso HIV test ka na.

      #hindidawsiyapanggulo

  31. Dapat matatanggal sa gobyerno si Lira Suangco dahil dismissible mga offenses nagawa niya kaso malakas yan kay Persida Acosta.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tW9wfgK-Vy8

  32. Lira Suangco says:

    Saan po kayo nakakabili ng mga kit pangtest kung may std?

  33. Leon says:

    hi can a 15 years old have HIV???

  34. Jeng says:

    Yung mga postive po dito, ano yung pinaka unang symptoms na naranasan nyo? Usually ba sabay sabay sila nag mamanifest?

  35. Harot says:

    Some of you may have already watched this very short video from 2017. A Filipino does a Ted Talks and presented the dangerous evolution of HIV. You may check this out. Edsel Salvaña, an infectious disease specialist and molecular epidemiologist.

    Scary.

  36. J says:

    Ingat po kayo kay Lira Hosea Herrera Suangco of the Public Attorney’s Office Central, East Avenue. She is positive for STDs.

  37. Blythe says:

    Hello po,ask ko lang po kung conclusive na po ba yung negative result ko actually 3times po akong ngpa test same hospital dito sa amin,1st test ko po 6weeks after exposure then 2nd 4months after exposure last is almost 11months after exposure reliable na po ba yung negative result ko po??salamat mo worried lang talaga po ako..

    • Harot says:

      The fourth month post exposure test is already reassuring, and another layer of reassurance on the 11th month. You can breathe now. I took my test 7 months and 1 week post exposure and that’s all I needed. NR.

      • Blythe says:

        Hi salamat po,medyo kasi hindi pa ako naniniwala po,kasi HIV 1/2 rapid test gamit nla po,pero sabi sakin dahil sinunod ko naman protocol nila,hindi talaga ako nakipag sex hinintay ko yung sabinabing buwan ulit mag papatest ako, then yung nag test sakin reliable na daw,kasi daw kung positive ako sa HIV nag positive n daw talaga ako.,salamat po sa sagot ulit nakaka taganggal stress..

  38. anonymous says:

    Nababaliw na ako! Para kong gustong tumalon dito sa barko. 🙁 bakit nagkakaroon ako ng mga symptoms na ganito? Nakipaghalikan lang naman ako.
    May oral thrush na ako. Headache, muscle pain.

  39. john says:

    good day sir
    accurate ba ang mag pa test 3wks after exposure?
    twice po ako nag pa test it come out negative naman.
    my chance pa ito mging positive if nag pa test ako after 3 mos. exposure?
    nababaliw na kasi ako.

    • Harot says:

      Accord to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (please check out their website), a nucleic acid test (NAT) can usually tell if you have HIV infection 10 to 33 days after an exposure. NAT looks for the actual virus in the blood.

      So it’s a question of what kind of test you got.

    • Harot says:

      Please take note that the verbatim citation uses “can USUALLY detect” and not “can ALWAYS detect”. Also CDC says the window period is a function of the test’s sensitivity and the period may vary from one person to another. According to HIV.gov (please check their website), most people (approximately 97%), and not all, will develop detectable antibodies within 3-12 weeks, thus the 3-month window period.

  40. antonio says:

    sharing my results with fujibio test kit bali I tested 3 times po,

    pic 1 – 4 weeks
    pic 2 – 6 weeks
    pic 3 – 8 weeks

    all seems positive, will get my confirmatory tomorrow.

  41. god help me says:

    im a teenager po ang always doubting myself to get tested at any hospitals,natatakot ako sa mga posibleng resulta,last 2011 po ng magsimula akong hamakin ng kapitbahay namin,at nasundan pa po ito dahil sa ilang pagtatangka,may mga instances nadin po na nakipag talik na din ako sa iba mga 7 persons and di ko alam sa kung sino ang positive

  42. Rain says:

    Negative Result po ako after testing for almost 3months, may chance ba un nakasex ko which is ako lnh nakakasex nya negative din? Salamat po

  43. sad says:

    hindi pa rin ako satisfied sa test ko sa NAT screening..huhu

    • takot na ako says:

      sad nagkadiarrhea dn ba ang asawa at mga anak m?

      • sad says:

        uu nag ka diarrhea sila..at lagi nag ka singaw ang bunsi ko ang panganay ko lgeg sinisipon.

        • takot na ako says:

          pero dba negative naman po lahat ng result m? eh anu kaya ang dahilan bat sila nakakaramdan dn ng symptoms. pacheck up kayo sad at palaging magdasal. My awa ang Diyos. Godbless!

          • sad says:

            iwat ko.nga ehh bakit sila nag ka ganyan…yong bunso ko pina check up ko..nag ka amoeba ..positive sa bacteria yong bitoka nya..ngayong lang to nangyari sa kanya eh..huhuhu..tapos kami dalawa nang asawa ko namamayat..tapos yong balat namin parang nanunuyo at parang magaspang..

        • Anne says:

          Sad hindi matransmit through in food ang virus..sa sex lang..wag mapraning..bacteria ra na imuha..bacteria is easy to transmit understand.adto ka simala didto ka mag ampo daghan nangaayo ddto..ayaw kapraning

          • sad says:

            dghan naman gud gipamati ako anak krun anne..unya krun gi ubo og sip on nasad sila wala gyud ayo2..
            taga asa man ka anne?

          • takot ako says:

            musta kana sad? sana okay kana. ako hindi eh. takot pa rin magpatest.

  44. Green says:

    Good day po. Ask ko lang po sana sa mga nakapagtry ng magpatest sa Medical City (Ortigas).. Makukuha po ba agad ung result ng test within the same day? Thanks po.

  45. Anxieeetyyy says:

    Pasagot naman ng maayos. May nakalaplapan ako last month. Knowing na, may exposure sya 2 yrs ago sa boypren nyang may multiple partners. Pero tinanong ko na rin sya, wala naman daw sya naramdaman dati non at 2 yrs ago na, pero hndi nya pa nasubukan magpa-test. Tatanong ko lang sana, possible na mahawaan nya ko? If meron sya? Naglaplapan lang naman kami.

    • ZitroJem says:

      If wala po kayo parehong open wound sa mouth during kissing, hindi ka mahahawa. HIV cant be transmitted through saliva.

      • Toto butsoy says:

        Good day poh. Pwede pong pasagot? My friend akong hiv positive tpos kumain kmi sa karinderia. Kakabunot lng poh ng aking ngipin tpos kinain ko po yung natira niyang ulam na kaldereta. Meron po bang chance na mahawa ako ng food na natira nya? Pakisagot po
        Need ko po answers nyo.. Need help. Pra mliwanagan ako… Sana maintindihan nyo po

  46. John mark says:

    Kung sa mga testing center magkano po kaya ang bayad magpa test?

  47. John says:

    Mag kaka hiv po ba kapag madalas kang nag masterbate???

    • Harot says:

      No. HIV doesn’t appear out of thin air. There are modes of transmission and masturbation is not one of them regardless of how often.

    • ZitroJem says:

      Better nga na mag masturbate ka n lng nang madalas kesa makipag sex ng madalas kung kani kanino…

  48. Attorney says:

    Ingat po kayo kay Lira Suangco ng Public Attorney’s Office Central. Nympho po siya at positive siya.

  49. anonymous says:

    Mga Sir, magtatanong po! May risk ba? Nakipagkiss kasi ako sa isang Braziliana. At nung time na yun may singaw ako. Hindi ko alam kung may HIV ba sya o wala. Nung naghalikan kami bigla nya akong kinagat.
    Mga ilang araw nagkaroon ako ng lagnat. Masakit yung buo kong katawan.
    Pagkalipas ng ilang buwan maginhawa ang katawan ko.
    Nitong mga nagdaang araw nagkaroon ako ng candida sa dila ko. At madalas akong magkasingaw.

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