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kakatakot kasi magpatest lalo na pag may nagawa ka
guys nag patest ako 11 weeks and 2 days after exposure non reactive naman yung result ..hindi pa ako kumbinsido dun kaya nag patest ulet ako 14 weeks and its non reactive ..
guys kailangan na ba mag move-on o kailangan mag patest pa ulet.. safe na kaya ako sa 14 weeks na test ko
pasagot naman ..SALAMAt GUYS !!
It is well established fact that in the issue of HIV, mental stresses are an issue as important as the disease itself. Fear, anxiety and depression are so common. Fear inhibits getting tested. Anxiety grips a person to the point that his/her normal sexual life is affected. Depression hits those that are affected by the virus despite the fact that HIV is now a manageable disease.
HIV actually affects a small segment of the population but psychological stresses causing paranoia (and homophobia), anxiety and depression affect a great segment of the population.
Let us treat the psychological component of this issue with education and knowledge sharing.
You are welcome to ask your questions on the disease and on what you are feeling in this thread.
i need help mga kbabayan...im worried that i might contracted HIV last dec 2011.
i had first sexual encounter (vaginal and oral)last dec and it's unprotected,i barely know the status of the guy.
Jan 2012 ,coz of pre-emloyment mdical,i found out n may UTI ako,nireseta ang cipro...but i skipped a few days of taking it so after a week hnd nwala *** uti ko,nagself treat ako ulit ng cipro..d ko alam n bawal *** un aun d prin ** bumaba WBC sa 0-1..pinamababa na *** 3-4..nagsambong nlng ako then 2-3 n *** wbc at sb ng doktor ok n dw un
last week of feb..ngkarun ako ng prang buni mlpit s ankle ko mga umabot s singlaki ng 10peso coin...it's disgusting kasi it leaks..ilang weeks ko ** pinahiran ng nizoral but wlng mxadong improvement until sibayan ko ng dermovate,aun natuyo.
nagpa HIVtest n po ako nitong MAY and non-reactive ** but that month mas lumala *** rashes ko n nagstart nung April with blisters n nung May.pero gumaling n po rashes after taking medicines given by my dermatologist.I had sore throat,cough,and cold in the month of May also.....then ***** pong JUNe nag pre-employment medical ako ,may nakapa po n kulani sa left side ng neck ko.2 weeks ago nafeel ko na ibang ache s neck at shoulder ko at nagduda ako n baka nga may kulani ako,hindi *** po ako marunong kumapa...now im freaking out because of this aching,swollen lymph node...pls let me enlighten about this..i am in a first ever serious relationship ryt now,and im worried n bka m infect *** taong pinakamamahal ko 'coz my nagyari din samin nung april 23,2012,which was unprotected....nagsisi ako na hnd n nmn ako gumamit ng protection 2nd time kc i ddnt know more about HIV that tym...take note May n po ** nagpatest pero wala p din po ako peace of mind...Help
Last edited by GVmepeaceofmind; Jun 29, 2012 at 01:51 PM. Reason: more info added
however, let us address some concerns that i took note of while reading your post.
1. you are very concerned with the symptoms that you have experienced in the past months. please note that HIV symptoms are non-specific. ibig sabihin, hindi sila distinct but rather can be found in other medical conditions. yung sore throat, cough, and cold mo in May are not connected sa HIV since you turned out non-reactive in May. five months na yun - plenty of time beyond the usual window period. you are non-reactive. please move on from that December sexual encounter.
2. your other symptoms may be from other conditions. swollen lymph nodes may come from different conditions. do not diagnose yourself.
3. nakipagtalik ka nung April 23 - bagamat non-reactive ka sa test mo nung May para sa sex mo nung December, nalagay mo na naman ang sarili mo sa risk when you had sex with your boyfriend without protection. the test in May does not cover the April sex. yung December lang. you need to get tested again three months after the last sexual encounter. and the fact that you were concerned more about getting him infected rather than him infecting you is quite bothersome. i know i am not in the position to meddle with your love life, but it concerns me that after suffering a great deal of anxiety, you repeated the act with your boyfriend. please be safe. you may love him, i know, but it does not mean you will put yourself at risk. mabuti sana kung alam mo ang history nya and you have proof that he is negative for HIV. but if you have nothing but his words (or if you do not have those), i advise you to practice safe sex or better yet abstain for three months until both of you can get tested together. the sex happened on April 23. abstain for now and get tested again on July 23. honestly, it is the only way you can be sure of your status, especially now that you have put yourself at risk nung April.
I trust my current bf a lot....ako po *** unang girl n nk sx nya,it's a bit hard to explain....but thank u so much for the past response....i really appreciate it....yah i need to take another test again...
But ganu po kalaki ang chance n mpasa ng hiv male poz to female sa unprotected single encounter?.....i know i have to move on but more question ang RITM alabang po ba ay nag oofer ng free testing for HIV and STD at this time,..thanks a lot again
women carry a higher chance of getting infected than men through vaginal sex. it is very hard to quantify but let's just say it's quite high-risk to have vaginal sex without protection. but as i said, lampas three months ka na kaya safe ka na. you don't need another test for the December encounter. do get a test, however, for that April sex you had with your current boyfriend. i believe it's not enough that he assured you that you are his first sexual partner. and besides, it's not only HIV that you get from sex but also Hepa and Syphilis. so do get tested. RITM offers testing for free. their number/s are: (632) 809-7599 / 807-2628 to 32. also, you may try the various social hygiene clinics in manila, makati, and quezon city (whichever is most convenient for you). take care!
last May i went at Muntinlupa medical center for HIV test..it cost around 600+....
but right now im really looking for a free testing of HIV or for STD...thanks maharlikansun..i'll visit RITM alabang sooner
im still depress because of tiny blisters on my lower lip starts to appear again
i noticed it first maybe march or april...while i had those severe rashes with blisters....im still worried what if i do have a herpes simplex virus...(oral)but when i was taking medications for my rashes it disappeared.but now it's visible again...any opinion about this?i know that herpes is one of the sign of HIV..i am hopng that i dont have herpes
i hope i could get an answer on this when i go to RITM
Last edited by GVmepeaceofmind; Jul 2, 2012 at 04:54 PM. Reason: correction
anyway, if it's oral herpes, chances are it's caused by the herpes simplex virus 1. it's usually acquired during childhood and a large portion of the adult population already has it. not much to worry about since it is typically not sexually transmitted (often contracted through casual contact; i.e. social kiss, pinches, sharing of utensils) and is often just a minor nuisance. so just have a doctor see it so that you can get a more definitive diagnosis. hope this helps.
Last edited by maharlikansun; Jul 3, 2012 at 02:38 AM.
Starting medication implies that you are committed to ensure that you are able to comply to the medical regimen, notwithstanding your budget or mood. Interrupting medication risks the growth of resistant strains. Also, it is best if you have a regular HIV doctor when you are back in Davao. HIV doctors have more experience adjusting medications when needed or treating side effects.
As your handle implies, your biggest challenge is not HIV but anxiety. None of your symptoms means HIV. There is no way to know from the symptoms that a person has HIV. When a person is infected with HIV, there is a stage called primary HIV infection at 2-4 weeks following the initial exposure to the virus. The symptoms of primary HIV infection (technically called as ARS -- Acute Retroviral Syndrome) are flu-like. It is described as the "worst flu one ever gets". This is when the body tries to react to the virus. The viral load at this time is very high and the virus itself can be measured in tests, although the normal ELISA tests will not yet turn positive at this time. This stage will last about a month. So, if you have a severe flu after a few weeks after an exposure, you should mention to your doctor that you may want to be tested for HIV. Please note that a different test is done in this case.
However -- and this is important -- for some people this primary stage does not even have any symptom or is only very mild. So, not all who are infected by HIV will have symptoms at this stage.
The primary or acute phase is followed by a latency or chronic phase. This is when the virus remains present but is less active. This stage is also without symptom (Remember that in HIV, only the terminal phase -- AIDS -- have clear symptoms.) This stage starts at around the third month and follows a seroconversion when your body produced the antibodies. It is the antibodies that are important in ELISA tests. That is why when the ELISA test is done before seroconversion, it could give a "false negative" as the test will not pick up the antibodies yet. In very rare case, it takes about six months before seroconversion to occur. That is why for the super-worried and wants to given "peace of mind", a follow-up test after the sixth month would reconfirm a negative result.
People who think they were infected will enter a state of extreme anxiety and many diseases such as rashes, tiredness, etc. will emerge due to stress, thus feeding more stress, and on and on in an ever increasing anxiety spiral. The only solution is spend P600 and have a test pronto.
im just hoping nah hindi lang herpes ang pwedeng tumubo sa lower lip...kc sakin hindi nmn po ganun kalaki blisters compare dun sa mga nasesearch q s google..kso this day dumadami n sya and nakakabother...sobrang nkkdown po kasi im just 2o years old just starting my career,young and have a lots of dream but because of that "december affair" mistake ...sobrang pagdurusa po tlg *** inaabot ko ***** ,crying most of the time is what i can do..im planning to end the relationship with my current bf now because I doubt my health status,i cant say this things to him but i really love him..what should i really do with this?
today i am visiting RITM
Last edited by GVmepeaceofmind; Jul 3, 2012 at 08:34 AM.
so i have to take another test just to make sure and other STD test...im sorry and thank you guys
im just really praying that i dont have any contagious disease that may infect someone i love / my family..