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Personal Experiences on HIV and HIV Testing
« on: November 29, 2008, 01:00:56 PM »
mga pinoys, Greenbodytalk members, share tayo personal experiences about HIV. Bka meron din dyan who might need help regarding information, etc.

HIV really scares everyone and felt like hell, it's nice to know that there are people who you can talk to 'bout it...

I learn a lot from this forum and i thought asking everyone para magkaroon tayo ng idea how it is done at kung pano harapin ito if it turned out positive.

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Personal Experiences on HIV and HIV Testing
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Re: Personal Experiences on HIV and HIV Testing
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 01:10:37 PM »
hello dude

i just read your topic thread here is my exposure

Exposed to Unsafe insertive Vaginal sex with a Commercial Sex Worker  one time exposure , Experienced almost all the Symptoms on the Book.

Date of Exposure April 7, 2008
Deadline August 30, 2008

2 weeks Intec HIV rapid test - Negative
6 weeks Intec HIV rapid test - Negative
9 weeks Oraquick HIV Rapid test - Negative

I am thankful that it's negative. but am planning to take another test again for a yearly checkup.

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Re: Personal Experiences on HIV and HIV Testing
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008, 02:01:06 PM »
Iba talaga ang experience ng hiv testing.

My last exposure was a 3some with a girl and guy. I have a bifriend guy. i did a protective vaginal and anal with the guy. that was my last exposure.

I had mine last Dec 2007. And am planning to do it again this year 2008. Kakatakot talaga. nakakaparanoid. Lalo nung nabalitaan ko na madami ng may HIV Cases sa yung isang str8 relative ko na nagka bumps daw sya genitals nya....  ??? ???

... the following day right after my exposure kasi deadline ng yearly medical exam so nagpamedical exam ako and accdg to the initial result mataas daw ang Lymphocytes ko, i had mild cough and mild cold that time... asked din nung nurse kung meron nga ba akong cold nun sabi ko mild lang.. then she told me that it was the reason for the high lymphocytes count.. syempre worried pa rin ako kasi di ko naman sinabi na baka dahil nagcoucough ako is because of the risked behavior i did last night ..kung baga yung mild cough and cold was the result of the encounter i got last night diba? di naman kasi kasama yung HIV testing don sa physical exam e kaya bumalik pa ulit ako sa doctor... sobrang guilty. Pero it took me a week na makabalik thinking and reflecting what i have done to this exposure.. 

Kakaisip... paranoid talaga ako..Di ka makakain at di ka makatulog ng maayos.... I tried to search the internet for days, look for answers, as in grabe talaga!!!!!!! Ang dami pa man ding hiv symptoms na di mo alam kung related ba talaga sa hiv or hindi. DBa? And the Pictures... wah.. sobra pa akong natakot!!! Nung bumalik ako for 2nd time testing syempre kabado... i went to one time blood extraction... di ako makatingin sa nurse attendant na kumukuha ng dugo that time... tapos yung nakita ko na yung dugo parang gusto ko sanang kunin ulit.. alam mo yun... pero sabi ko nalang sa sarili ko  bahala na...I took the complete blood test to see the blood composition para din makasure.. except the STD testing not knowing what to expect sa result. the result came back the following day... Syempre I was terribly paranoid of the result. I confessed this to my str8 friends about the testing but i didn't tell them of my risked behavior sexually.  Confidential kasi masyado e... but all the way i was able to get their support.  Then the result came... maiiyak ka talaga... finally the nurse told me am NEGATIVE!!! YAHOO! Di mo ma explain ang feeling... para afterall the sentiments, sacrifices biglang naging masaya ka.. at that time solo lang ako nagpatest. kaya wala agad akong nakayakap nung lumabas yung result..

That was really an eye opener...

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Re: Personal Experiences on HIV and HIV Testing
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 02:19:16 AM »
i left for japan last august 10, 2008 almost armed with information regarding hiv dahil nga sa postings ko ang advocacy sa g4m filipino community. i had my last encounter and protected last aug 8th. when i reached japan for the next 3 month i was hounded with paranoia because of my awareness over the hiv virus thing. there are times when i couldnt sleep thinking of it because at my age i must admit in the past i also had my own misses.

when i finally came back to manila last nov 7 for a working vacation i had the chance to meet one of my chat friends who brought me to RITM in alabang. my initial purpose was to visit 2 patients there and without any plan of having a test.

when i was there and met some personnel and did my purpose i immediately submitted myself for a test because i felt it was the only way for me to get away from my anxiety. i was asked to give a code which i gave a name called annamarie and i was told that i needed to use 3 letters so i used ELA all first letter names of my mother and my grandmothers.

i instructed the one incharge to address me as annamarie if im positive and plainly ela if im negative. i was told that it will be released after 3 days.

wheni got to the laboratory i was kind of loud and was openly telling the person who extracted blood from me to really make sure that my serum is in good condition for reactions on the reagents of hiv testing.

after that i had lunch with a new found friend i met in ritm. then eventually left for the mall had a facial care and headed back for home.

on the third day i woke up calm but i must admit that while the clock ticks my nervousness also grew to its height. i was the one who persistently called ritm to ask for my resulte. then came the time to know...... i asked the person incharge.... o ano? annamarie ba ako? or ela? sabi hmmmmmmmmmm annamarie? so sabi ko talaga? sabi hindi ela ka NEGATIVE KA. i was not shocked but i felt sad because i was given a new break. i know im not perfect my misses in the past coulve caused me to be positive but my test came out negative.

right now im praciticins celibancy? for almost a numbner of months. there are strong temptations but i heed it. all i know now is the more i got tested negative the more that i will help the people in need ofit.


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Re: Personal Experiences on HIV and HIV Testing
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008, 02:30:47 AM »
i wanted to take hiv testing....

i hear a lot of stories saying that they HIV testing changed their life for good and that they realize how valuable it is to have second life..

blackpool,porsche.... that's a deep story.

i hope i could get my testing soon..

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Re: Personal Experiences on HIV and HIV Testing
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2008, 02:27:26 AM »
I did my hiv testing first time as a requirement before i landed a part time job as attendant..

It was really scary - Nurse na ako ha..especially  before the results came.. waiting period was like a week..nakakainip talaga mag hintay...

grabe talaga.buti nalang negative... sobrang saya ng feeling..

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Re: Personal Experiences on HIV and HIV Testing
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2009, 05:38:41 AM »
had my elisa test, kasama sa medical requirements ko for my work overseas, although wala hindi naman dapat ako kabahan kasi hindi naman ako promiscuous whenit comes to sex.. ayun kinabahan din ako... syempre.. like what id expect negative (-)...

free lang kasi yung hiv testing ko e.. pero if given a chance iwould recommend na magpahiv testing... still dumadami pa rin ang mga cases... , dun sa mga natatakot jan we know ourselves better, for your own sake din yan, kaya dun sa mga SEXUALLY ACTIVE diyan go out mdami ng hospital n ngcoconduct ng HIV tests..learn from those who already went to these procedures...

and always share your knowledge to others..para mas aware tayong lahat... iba na talaga panahon ngayon...

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Re: Personal Experiences on HIV and HIV Testing
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2009, 03:03:45 AM »
I wish u all gud luck...may b i  too late to read all this...i doint knw where ppl go who are hiv+ and knowingly spread it...kya usko bhagwaan se darr nahi lagta ?? Long back i had unprotected with one one my frnds....he said i m safe trust me...and he was became easier for me to trustafter that incident....after few yrs i met a guy frm kashmir ...named sohel...he knowingly did unprotected for forcing me for few months later i came to knw that i m hiv+ ...mein din raat us ladke ko gali deta now just praying to relation scattered life still my parents wid me...i knw i did mistake by trusting sumone....if dis is what i deserve...i accept it as god gift...wud request to nt even this guy did it in trials and at last it wud hv been better if he has given me really diff to survive....m filled with tears on small small talks..whenever talk abt god mahima...and his shakti...i always wanted nt to marry bt may b dis is da only way god hv chosen..

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Re: Personal Experiences on HIV and HIV Testing
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2009, 06:42:22 AM »
@Hi Karma,

Thanks for share your story.

each passing day we always learn something new... as you may know, hiv is no longer a death sentence nowadays because of the antiviral drugs available and the emerging technologies and study being undertaken by a myriad lists of specialists. just be responsible, though, for having this condition. don't allow yourself to be an instrument for spreading this virus. Some people just can't bear the pain that they are sometimes blinded by hatred leaving them half-wasted and desperately sharing this to everyone they encounter on cyberspace coining IT as a "gift" which actually is not. Psychologically speaking, they need help and i hope you being as openminded and responsible you take good action to make everyone else aware of your condition and by doing this you are doing a lot of help to society as a whole. Look at our hiv+ icons.... michael johnson...etc. who are still living with the virus but they are perfectly doing well... i hope you are inspired to do so well.

i believe there's always a reason why you are encountering this. I guess just like everyone else who are just becoming self-conscious, the only way to know your status is getting tested.


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Re: Personal Experiences on HIV and HIV Testing
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2009, 12:18:26 AM »
i think the best way to avoid getting HIV is to equip yourself with knowledge regarding the virus, get tested every 6 months if you are really that sexually active. Good thing, though am not sexually active myself plus i have a loving gf... but just for curiosity sake i did my hiv testing a couple of weeks ago.... even though i expect the result to be negative i can gauge how crucial that moment was when i got the results... it was undoubtedly an eye opener.

.... now i understand how some people perceive this event as a very meaningful and emotional one.... something that could turn your life - 360 turn.   

Just for everybody's info: later on i found out that There are two strains of HIV, there's HIV1 and HIV2, HIV1 most of the time is asymptomatic meaning there are no symptoms at all so the best way is still to get tested. HIV1 is usually the asian strain, this is what the counselor reiterated when i did my hiv testing.

« Last Edit: March 02, 2009, 12:19:09 AM by LAD »


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