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 and Japan FDA approved while SD Bio is Korean made and Korean FDA approved. 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.Fujibio FDA Japan Approval CertificateFujibio’s Japan FDA Registration. Click photo to enlarge.

PROS: Very easy to use and results are very accurate. FDA Japan Approved. Do note that here in The Philippines, FDA does not approve any home test kits to encourage hospital only testing. 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. Qwerty says:

    Safe na po ba pag more than 90 days exposure tapos NR result on hiv test?

    • Harot says:

      Sira-ulo ka din ano? Bakit hindi mo alam eh bibong-bibo ka noong December. Ito yung mga pinagsasabi mo.

      December 12, 2019 at 9:46 am
      4-12 weeks exposure.. Or 3 months pa test ka

      December 7, 2019 at 11:35 pm
      Kung sa tingin mo malinis yung naka intercourse mo wag kana mag worry ma sstress ka lang kakaisip.. Take hiv test every 3 months

  2. John says:

    Pwede po ba magka hiv ung lalaki tapos ung babae na nka sex nia is negative?

  3. KKan says:

    relieved! background story: nag punta ako sa free testing clinic and they used SD bioline, may “faint” line silang nakit and assumed na positive ako.

    we retested using fujibio + confirmatory testing since they already assumed na + ako,

    both were negative:

    and that is the accurate result.

    summary: ayokong siraan ang ginagamit sa mga free testing center pero parang hindi sila accurate. mamamatay pa ako sa nerbyos.

  4. please po pasagot says:

    ask kulang po . nag kiss kmi at blowjob nia ako may singaw ako natakot ako first time ko. august 5 ng yari tas nag pa test ako CMIA lhat august 10 , september 10 at november 10 non reactive lahat ng result. Conclusive napo? august 25 inubo ako dry.Mag 2 months siguro. Tas ilang araw llmunan ko nman. Ung lalamunan ko nlang may problem. Ung dila ko pkiramdam ko pra laging napso hanggang ngayun. At ung mga ugat ko sa katawan parang natibok. Pasagot naman po?

  5. Jepoy says:

    I have my girlfriend for 3 months now, she is my first and only sexual partner. She was sexually violated 3 years ago, she had a boyfriend for 2 years before me, that ex boyfriend of her was a virgin when they met. For the past 2 months, I and my girlfriend were sexually active to each other. Last week my penis was itchy and has white/yellowish discharge. Is it possible that she was infected by the one who violated her 3 years ago but she and her ex boyfriend never had any symptoms or signs of any STD until now that she infected me?

  6. Ses says:

    Pag may tulo yung girl tapos naka condom naman ako possible po ba akong mag ka tulo

    • Harot says:

      Then what is the point of using a condom???! Improper use of condom will not prevent infection 100%. Say for example, one used a condom properly but gave the other person felatio or cunnilingus (both are oral sex). Do you think infection will happen? This hypothetical scenario will test your level of intellect. And with the way you framed your question, I can just imagine the level.

  7. Chou says:

    Waiting for get tested this week.
    If nag positive kaya magkano need kong pera for the treatment.
    Salamat sa sasagot 🙂

  8. Harot says:

    Sa mga nagtatanong ng “posible ba….?” “posible ba….?” “posible ba….?”

    Eto, basahin nyo at wag maging mangmang. Reliable ang website na yan.

    https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html

  9. Hannah says:

    Possible po ba na mahawa ng HIV pag ang isang bahagi ng t shirt nabasa ng breastmilk (unknown hiv status) tapos after a minute it came in contact with a small bleeding wound sa face?

  10. jerome says:

    hi question po, meron po kasi akong naka oral sex last Dec 30 . Babae po sya and lalake ako, i licked her vagina. possible po ba na magkaroon ng HIV ? after non nagka singaw ako tpos feeling ko may lagnat ako.

  11. Alla g says:

    Can you get hiv from a lodging house? Kasi yung paa ng gd ko nagka contact sa ari ko na may condom tpos ipinasok ko sa kanyang organ, confuse lang ako ksi bka yung paa nya ay nka tapak ng fluid na may hiv, tpos nakabangga sa ari ko… Tsaka napasok sa kanya? Pls reply ty

  12. Please reply says:

    Hi po. May possible po ba makakuha ng HIV sa pag receive ng oral sex M to M at pinutok ko po sa loob ng mouth.

  13. KuroChan says:

    Is it possible Hiv pos na ako pag every 1 to 3 days after sex i got sick like colds mamalang tonsil.

  14. aasssas says:

    7 yrs ago na oral sex ako ng isang gay tas sa present nag ooral sex kami ng gf ko tapos nag ka fever sya at sore throat possible ba na hiv positive ako tas nahawa siya?

  15. Berto says:

    May ginalaw PO ako pero naka shorts kami parehas per topless kami
    Mahahawa PO ba ako? Or at risk?

  16. TanginamoHb says:

    Hb tangina mo

  17. Jhun says:

    May ginalaw kasi aqng mabahong ari ng babae. Posible ba na may hiv sya tapos mahawaan aq

  18. Ron says:

    Hello, gusto ko lang ishare experience ko sa inyo. Was tested nonreactive after more than 3 mos or 98 days of my last exposure. Alam ko hindi natin maiiwasan maging paranoid i can relate to that especially like me na worrier imposibleng d ka mag isip kung meron ba o wala but please dont search for symptoms kay dr google its not going to help infact it will make it worse, i have experienced checking myself everyday kung meron naba kong “common symptoms” ng hiv and nakakastress ung paghihintay ng 3 mos.

    Nag patest ako 6 weeks after my last possible exposure it was nonreactive naman so dapat na lessen na ung pag aalala ko kasi good indication na to ng status ko pero since makulit ako search parin ako and sometimes nagcheck din ako dito if may kaparehas ako ng naeexperience.

    I started to develop halos lahat ng “common symptoms” simula nung nag search kay dr google, mind you at 6 weeks wala akong symptoms at all, maybe because na stress lang ako and sa sobrang stress nag start na mag manifest sa katawan ko mga “symptoms”? hindi ko alam. I swear lahat na ng symptoms, diarrhea, muscle and joint pain ( ung parang nag ttwitch or nakukuryente ), swollen lymp nodes sa neck, basta halos lahat ng makikita mo sa google. Kahit yung mga changes sa katawan ko like pimples dandruff sinesearch ko kung may connection ba sa hiv, paranoid eh.

    And now i feel like i wasted 3 mos of my life, dealing with anxiety and stress. Still thankful kasi this experience helped me realized that i should take care of my health, my sexual health. Also i can say mas naging aware and knowledgeable na ko about hiv.

    Payong kaibigan, iwasan ang pag google ng symptoms kasi wala nga tlga specific symptoms ang hiv and please dont be scared to get tested. Kung within window period kapa ok lang magpatest kana para you have an idea about the result after 3 mos, it helps, for your peace of mind.

    For me ill start to move on and retest after another 3 mos. Happy New Year everyone!!

    • Jane says:

      Hi Kon,

      You had indeed an inspiring story. I can totally relate to it. I had been dealing with stress and anxiety after searching sysmtoms related to hiv. At totoo po talaga sinasabi mo, feeling ko din nasa akin na lahat. Dumami din ung mga sakit2 ko cguro nga sa kakaisip.

      Sobrang takot ako magpa-test and continue din ung worries ko. But one day I decided na tama na. Harapin ko na kung anuman. Since I read stories here na pwde pa nman mamuhay ng maayos kahit may hiv ka as along as you get treated.

      So I ordered the fujibio test kit. Pagdating, wala nman ako ulit lakas ng loob na gawin ang test. Natakot ako sobra. Pero alam ko kailangan ng matapos paghihirap ko.

      Then just one day, I was brave enough to do it. It was 8 months after my posible exposure and thanks God it was negative. Nakahinga ko ng malain. And mind you, hawala din ung mga symtoms na nararamdaman ko.

      Nabasa ko dito at may nag-advise din sa akin na after 3 months is conclusive na. Pero I tested again after 10 months, then last November pang 1 year, all negative results. And laki pasalamat ko talaga kay Lord. As of now im being careful na talaga.

      So guys, tama si Kon, get tested and you will be relieved.

    • Ben says:

      Masasabi na po ba na walang HIV pag non reactive ka pero 1 month palang ? Happy new year!

      • Harot says:

        If you took NAT, yes conclusive. Window period is 10-33 days. If you took the rapid ICT, no not conclusive. Window period is 90 days or 3 months.

        • Gwen says:

          NAT ba ang antibody test?

        • Tan says:

          is this same din ba sa “VCT na nireseta sakin” ng medical city-ortigas?

        • Ayanyan says:

          Sir ako nag pa test 34 days na nakalipas ginamit sakin hiv1/2 3.0 none reactive tpos after mag march nagkita kami Ng doctor nag ask ako mag 2nd test almost 2 months Sabi nya wag nadaw ask me conclusive na daw Yun uu nmn daw ask pa Lisa kakilala ko nurses no need daw 1 month is good na daw Yung sa buong buhay ko isang beses Lang ako nakipag sex sa gf ko oral nya ko pero d n ko sya oral naka condom nmn ako

    • Kira says:

      Agree with you.
      Lahat ng symptoms naramdaman ko..
      Napaka powerful talaga ng isip ng tao. Yung sa case ko, imposible na mahawaan ako pero dahil sa mga nararamdaman ko, naparanoid ako at nagpatest and luckily, non reactive ako after 3 months.

      Wag kayo matakot magpacheck, advise, panuorin nyo yung segement ng eat bulaga na bawal ang judgemental. Malaking tulong din yon..

    • Clown says:

      Same tayu.. Paranoid talaga ako… Kasi ramdam ko talaga mga symptoms.. After kasi ako makipag sex sa babae na nakilala ko nung Nov. .. I feel the symptoms.. Tapos nung Dec. Lang nagpa check ako thru blood testing.. Non reactive naman ang result.. Pero ra dam ko talaga yung sore throat, mouth sore, tiredness,

  19. sparevs says:

    Hi. Dati akong follower dito at dati na rin akong naging paranoid. Sumulat ako blogpost on PEP and PreP baka makatulong sa mga taong naexposed or sa mga madalas may risk of transmission.

    http://www.spa-reviews.net/2019/12/31/emergency-post-e…prophylaxis-prep/

  20. Andrei says:

    hi im 13 years old and im worried if i infected myself with hiv with my own sperm kasi po nagmasturbate po ako then ung semen po napunta sa water flow ng bidet na pinanghugas kolng ng pwet baka po napunta sa loob at maiinfect poba ako ng sarili ko if im negative? mamamatay poba ung virus sa sabon kasi nga naghuhugas ako nung time na yon please answer this seriously

  21. Mr asking 10 says:

    Hi po ask ko lang po sana i have encounter sa isang stranger…nag handjob po kami..kiniskis koh rin ung ulo ng ari nia sa pwet koh pero d naman nia pinasok…nilabasan po ako…dko alam if nilabasan ba sya
    Then may sugat po kasi ako sa paa possible po ba na mahawa ako if natuluan ng semen nia unh sugat koh sa paa? Slamat po

  22. Hanna says:

    Hello i am a trans who’s using birthcontrol pills and i am lactating(due to hormones). I am just curious if ung milk ba na lumalabas sa dede ko na napunta sa suot kong damit at nabasa ng breastmilk atsaka naka contact ung maliit na sugat ng isang na slightly bleeding sa parte ng damit na nabasa ng milk, possible po ba yung infection??? Im getting anxious po kasi… salamat

  23. Bryan says:

    San po pwede mag Pa test around manila lang po.. Gusto kupo mag Pa test

    • Hannah says:

      Bale nabasa po ng breastmilk ang damit ko tapos nadikit sa damit ung sugat na maliit ng kapatid ko pero dumugo unti.. posible ba?? Ung ganun ka indirect na contact?

  24. Shin says:

    Ask ko lng po nag toothbrust ako then my dugong lumabas dahil cguro nag bleed ung gums ko. Then after. Cguro ng 1:30mins nakipag oral sex ako ndi ko nakain semn nya. Natatakot ako bka mahawa ko ng hiv nya if ever meron man.
    Nalimutan ko kc ung sabi ng counselor ko kung ilang hours aftr m mag toothbrust pde kana makipag sex.
    Ps noong dec 27 lng nangyari kaya ndi pa ko makapag pa test tapos baka po my sypihils din ako na ndi kopa na papagamot natatakot ako. Pede nyo po ba ko mabigyan ng konting insign ako sa case ko lalo na dun sa mga nakaka alm talaga slamt po

  25. Lonelyman says:

    Hi there! Part po ba ng HIV ung skin diseases like dandruff/dandruff of the skin? And regarding sa plema po, is it possible na kapag may hiv ka lagi hindi ka nawawalan ng plema sa lalamunan kahit wala namang ubo? Lastly, how about the sinuses, para bang lagi barado ang ilong kaya hirap huminga? Thank you po.

    • HB says:

      Dami mong tanong.. Mag backread ka.. Magpatest ka para malaman mo status mo hindi yung magbabase ka sa lumalabas sa katawan mo o nararamdaman mo.. Sa dami ng skit hiv tlga nasa isip mo?

  26. Ivan Joseph Pactoran says:

    Panu Kung nag Kakaruon ka nang discharge na parang yellow sya sign po ba Yun ng HIV

  27. Vivian says:

    Hi good am, i am from davao and i just want to know where i can go the free test here n davao.

  28. Kenneth atienza says:

    Hi…san po ba pede mag patest ng hiv…at magkano po ba ang magagastos

  29. lecky says:

    good day at merry xmas sa lahat. ask ko lang po. ok na po ung test q 150days from possible exposure. can i consider myself as hiv free. salamat po sa sasagot

  30. Kira says:

    Thanks for reminding. Pinababalik nila ako kasi yun daw ang standard, comeback every 3 months, sexually active ka man or hindi. Btw, ikaw din pala yung nagsabi sa akin noon na mas mag worry ako std instead of hiv.
    I had sex with the sex worker, with condom, and hindi gaanong matagal yung sex since di ako marunong. In-oral sex nya ako, and imposible din na mahawa ako dun.. Kahit alam kong safe na ako, nag pa test pa din ako.. To make it sure lang na wala talaga. Hmm dunno kung babalik pa ako, pero sabi nung consultant, wala naman daw mawawala kung magretest ako ulit since libre.. 3 months pa naman so baka puntahan ko na din.

  31. Robert Swanepoel says:

    Guysss can I ask your help feel ko po may hiv ako kaso 15 years old palang ako takot ako mag pa test at takot din ako sa parents ko wala akong maka pag katiwalaan ano po gagawin ko?

    • HB says:

      Wala ka ibang choice kundi magpatest. Kung ayaw mo bahala ka at buhay mo naman yan. Simple as that.

      • Just me says:

        Anu po ba gamit ng ritm na hiv screen 4rth gen na po ba un kalimutan ko ask ung nurse negative results naman pero want to make sure … lang kung conclusive na un saka kelan po pala ulit tapos ng holidays sa ritm ?

    • P says:

      Hi I am a lesbian never been contact with a man and with my partner last feb we never use toys just oral and scissors please let me know if there is still a possibility on this.

  32. Harot says:

    From the web page of Centre for Disease Control and Prevention:

    “For people who aren’t taking medicine to treat HIV, this period (asymptomatic / dormancy / inactivity) can last a decade or longer, but some may progress through this phase faster.”

    Kapag may exposure, get tested after the window period. Kapag gusto mong ma-praning, Google the symptoms. Good luck.

  33. Verns says:

    Can someone please help me, how can I get ARV treatment? I want to get treated

  34. Alan says:

    Pwd bang makuha ang hiv kpag yung dugo na nasa ilong nung taong may hiv ay pumunta sa maliit ko na sigat sa kamay? Ksi tinulungan ko siya ksi dumugo yung ilong nya… Badly need your answer… Ty

  35. Kira says:

    Just tested nung saturday lang, sa loveyourself anglo, and thank God its negative. Though pinababalik ako ulit after 3 months. Pero sa caae ko, di na ako babalik, since naka 3 months above na ako nung nagpatest ako. Naparanoid lang talaga ako since lahat talaga ng symptoms na sinabi da internet, naranasan ko.

    • Harot says:

      There is a good reason why they asked you to come back after 3 months.

      • Kira says:

        hanks for reminding. Pinababalik nila ako kasi yun daw ang standard, comeback every 3 months, sexually active ka man or hindi. Btw, ikaw din pala yung nagsabi sa akin noon na mas mag worry ako std instead of hiv.
        I had sex with the sex worker, with condom, and hindi gaanong matagal yung sex since di ako marunong. In-oral sex nya ako, and imposible din na mahawa ako dun.. Kahit alam kong safe na ako, nag pa test pa din ako.. To make it sure lang na wala talaga. Hmm dunno kung babalik pa ako, pero sabi nung consultant, wala naman daw mawawala kung magretest ako ulit since libre.. 3 months pa naman so baka puntahan ko na din.

    • Henroshi says:

      Negative ba result sayu bro

  36. Paul says:

    Antibody test in 60 days at negative, masasabi na po ba na walang HIV at good sign naba yun?

  37. HB says:

    May period o wala kapag hindi gumamit ng ptoteksyon possible exposure yun

  38. Anxiety says:

    Una sa lahat walang specific symptoms ang HIV dahil asymptomatic ito o walang sintomas. Malalaman nyo lang po kung infected kayo if mag undergo kayo ng test. Kaya marami sating naprapraning dahil tingin ng tingin sa google at youtube about symptoms. Para makasiguro o matahimik kayo sundin nyo lang ang procedures ng test. 3 months above testing is conclusive. Pero ang tanging sagot lang tlga sa mga problema natin about HIV status ay mag patest lang. Get tested! Get tested! Get tested! To know your status.

  39. Marko says:

    magkano po ba ang antiretroviral treatment dito sa pinas?

  40. Sarah says:

    Magkaka white ba aged in 2 months pag may HIV ? Kasi nagka white coated tongue ako at mabaho ring, sign naba eto ng HIV?

  41. Sarah says:

    Magkaka white coated tongue po ba kapag may HIV in 2 months? Kasi meron po akong white sa dila at magbaho pa, sign na po ba eto ng HIV?

  42. Love says:

    How long does it take to get the results when you get tested sa loveyourself clinic? Thanks.

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