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Hi Migs!

It is my privilege and honor to communicate with you. I must admit I am one of your avid fan, hindi matatapos ang buong araw na hindi ko binibisita ang site mo to check if you have new entries. Let me introduce myself first I’m Carlo (that’s my alias) I’m 30 years old, 5’11 tall, mestizo and I can say I’m still in the closet. I’m a businessman here in my province. I knew I was gay since I was in high school but I tried to ignore it by courting and having relationships with girls but it was not easy. I realized that during college days although I still act straight. After college graduation, I worked first in a call center in Manila and from there I had countless sexual encounters di ko na talaga mabilang, I lost track. After a few years I decided to go back to our province and put up my own business. Anyway fast forward…

Migs, I am HIV Positive.

It was January 12, 2007 when my ex-bf (a medtech) told me to undergo test for std just to make sure that we’re both safe. Sabi ko hindi ko na kelangan kasi I’m healthy and di naman ako nagkakasakit or wala naman ako nararamdaman. But still he said mas magaling na sigurado. So I went to the hospital, sya naka duty that time ipinakilala nya ko sa mga kasama nya as barkada then he extracted blood and told me to pay sa cashier. Sabi nya balik daw ako after lunch so that I can get the result. After lunch I texted him to ask the result sabi nya ok naman daw wala naman daw problema. Magkita daw kami after his work, sabi ko ok no problem sunduin ko na lang sya.

I fetched him sa hospital after his duty then he said let’s go to church. Sabi ko, why? Hindi sya umiimik. I decided na pagbigyan sya then when we arrived sa church he said na mag-park muna ko. Then when I already parked my car he started to cry, I asked him, why? Ano problema? Sabi nya ako… I asked him what about me? Sabi ko you should be happy I’m STD-FREE. Sabi nya yun nga daw problema, he tried to test my blood sa HIV and nag-positive daw sya TWICE. At that time parang nabingi ako and nawala sa sarili I was totally in shocked. I was asking myself paano mangyayari yon eh pang prostitute lang ang HIV, pang Africa lang, or yet pang mahirap — hindi ako puwede mahawa nito. He explained that walang nakakaalam sa hospital kundi sya lang kasi sya lang ang nagtest at labag daw yon sa protocol nila kaya in-assure nya ko that NO ONE KNOWS about my test.

I was disoriented I asked him what shall I do. Luckily when he was still studying na assign pala sya sa San Lazaro and dun nya nalaman na yun pala ang central office ng HIV sa Pinas and the protocol pag nalaman na isang tao ay HIV POSITIVE. That night hindi ko makayanan ang problema in the middle of the night I went to my parents’ room and knocked at their door. When they opened they told me kung ano problema. My voice was cracking I told them that I think I’m sick. Sabi nila bakit ko daw nasabi yon? Then I told them that I got tested kasi niyaya ako ng barkada ko di ko sinabi na bf ko yung nagsama sa kin. I told them the result and they two cannot believed it. Sabi nila paano ko daw nakuha yon. Sabi ko hindi ko alam. Sabi ko baka sa mga babae na naka-sex ko sa Manila. They cried I know they were hurting that time. I saw my dad and my mom crying hindi ko makayanan and habang buhay kong dadalhin yung oras na yon. Halos magpaalam na ko sa kanila because I thought I was going to die in a matter of days, weeks or months. They assured me na hindi nila ako pababayaan at gagawin nila ang lahat. I asked them na wag sasabihin kahit kanino kahit na sa mga kapatid ko. They kept their promise. There are times na yayakapin na lang nila ako, assuring me that everything will be alright.

We decided to seek help sa San Lazaro it was the longest 3 weeks of my life. Until dineliver sa kin ng doctor na I am positive. It’s been 3 years already ang dami na nag daan ang dami ko na na experience alam na ng iba kong kapatid about my situation and they are quiet about it. I am already taking ARV meds bumaba kasi before yung CD4 ko but now I’m healthy. I’m living a healthy lifestyle. I hope I can help other people. I hope I can help Mr. Ex-Blogger. By the way, friend ko din pala si Chronicles of E. Ako din pala nagsama sa kanya sa SAN LAZARO at RITM to test at ayun, positive din pala sya. At least siguro ito na yung calling ko. Eto siguro ang gusto ni God kaya nya ko binigyan ng gift of carrying HIV so that I can help other people to understand. Migs, if it’s not too much kindly give my email address to Mcvie and Mr. Ex-Blogger or kung kahit kanino who is seeking help and awareness about HIV. I want to be of help.

Thank you very much!

Carlo

PS: I also attached my confirmatory letter [posted as image above]. Eto yung result ng test ko sa San Lazaro confirming that I have HIV. I’m positive for both HIV1 and HIV2 ganyan ako ka swerte wala talaga akong ligtas sa HIV at parehong strand nasa akin. Most of the people diagnosed with HIV it’s either HIV1 or HIV2 lang, seldom yung both. :)

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Hi Carlo,

You are a shining beacon of strength and resilience. Your story inspires. I feel that after reading your letter, my heart has grown tenfold, able to embrace, not just accept, enjoy, not just endure, more people and more life possibilities. I honor you and your renewed purpose.

Comments (309)

  1. california dreamin' said on 07-08-2016

    14 y.o lang po ako ngayon. November 2015 nang
    Una po akong naka-experience at ang nakatagpo ko po noon ay isang tambay. Hindi niyako ppinutukan sa bibig pero makailang araw lang medyomay MgA tumutubo sakin na mga pantal na hindi naman masyado makati ( parang ordinary pantal lang gaya ng nakikita ko sa tatay at mga kaibigan ko) it last until May 22 this year. Sa mismong araw kasi’y nakatagpo ko uli young lalaki at pinaputukan na niya ako inside my mouth(after non Hindi name kami masyado nagkikita kahit ilang lakad lang ang bahay niya samen) . Yun lang tapos pagdating ng July rainy season di maiwasang magpaulan kaya medyo nilagnat ng konti ,nagka dry cough at tonsillitis ako na tumagal hanggang 2 linggo gumaling naman po kasi imbes na capsule ay nag-plemex forte ako. Meanwhile nagkapigsa ako sa paa’t singit pero gumaling naman dahil uminom ako ng amoxyccilin. Sa ngayon po maymga pantal paring tumutubo na makati, minsan hindi. Wala na po akong ibang kondisyon na kinababahala maliban same pantal. Gumaling name young iba pero may agam-agam parin po ako na baka gaya ng iba’y may 3 LETTERS din po ako. Nagsisisi talaga ako sa mga kabaklaan ko gaya ng pagpapantasya sa MgA lalaking pogi matangkad at may mahabang tarugo kaya ngayon iniiwasan ko na po yun. Pero young mga pantal at pigsa na naranasan ko’y sanhi po ba nang dahil akoy OBESE? MAS BABOY PA PO AKO KASI SA BABOY. 162 CM HEIGHT KO SAMANTALANG WEIGHT KO NAMAN AY 95 KG WAISTLINE KO NAMAN PO 45.5. Sana po OK lang katawan ko. Sa mga may 3 letters po sana gumaling po kayo keep the faith in heart god bless us…

  2. Tony said on 13-05-2016

    hi my name is Tony, i’m a straight guy, share ko lang po ang experience ko…last april 1, 2016, i went to manila with my friend, nag check-in kami sa isang hotel and then nag yaya siya na umorder kami ng prostitute women…dahil first time kong makatikim ng hookers pumayag naman ako, tig iisa kami…and at the time na nag sesex kami nag suot naman ako ng condom, pero dahil hindi ako ma satisfy inalis ko ang suot kong condom…i was so stupid, ngayon parang kinakain ako ng kunsensya ko at na guguilty ako sa ginawa ko, lagi akong paranoid, na baka HIV positive ako…please help me, guys hindi ko alam ang gagawin ko…

  3. The Reader said on 24-01-2016

    It’s nice to read something about HIV that is not too depressing, for a change.
    I know this has been posted some 6 years ago, but I hope Carlo get to read this and I want to thank him for sharing such a powerful and positive letter =)

    I don’t have HIV. But I am with someone who has it. I think it’s about time that people realize that it is a manageable condition – given the right amount of meds and healthy lifestyle. It’s the stigma that we should all be worried about. I know it’ll not change anytime soon, but sana, things get better for everyone – for those who have it and for those who are just so quick to judge.

    And always, always practice safe-r sex, please =)

  4. Bryan said on 22-01-2016

    Hi Migs if I had unprotected sex on January 18, 2014 and had my HIV test on Sept 21, 2014 and the result is Negative (Non Reactive 0.01) does it mean I am safe? given that 8 months period? after that I never had unprotected sex again pls help!

  5. jo said on 29-12-2015

    nakaka depress basahin ang post and mga comments dito.. =(
    hope you all get well soon guys.

    • anonymous said on 05-01-2016

      just wanna know ano sintomas mo at first.pls help me i think meron din ako .mom of 4 .im desperate

      • jo said on 08-01-2016

        sorry i didnt say im having symptoms. i just read some posts. please connect with the moderator. they have programs ata.

  6. hopefully said on 26-12-2015

    kamosta na kayo mga HIV+?.ako natatakot din ako magkaroon ng HIV.Kasi nagkaroon ako ng gonnorrhea last past months.pro nagaling ako dahil sa mga gamot na ibinibigay ng social hygens sa aming probinsya.negative nmn sa po ako sa HIV.thanks God.pro after 2 weeks.nagkaroon ako ng sure troath.at halus one month ko ito sinasuffer.pro nagaling nmn ako dahil sa mga gamot na ibigigal sa doc.pro nahirapan din ako don.kasi dami ng doctor ang tumitingin sa akin.pro hinde nmn opektibo ang mga gamot na ibinibigay sa akin.nagpasalamat lng ako sa isang doctor na nka pagaling sa akin ng troath ko.after po ng 2 months ngayon ay nangangamba rin ako na baka nxt teat ko sa HIV.baka ma pasitive ako.naparanoind na ako dahil prang ramdam ko ang mga sintumas sa sakit na HIV.mga magsasakit ng muscles joint ko at minsan masakit ang ulo ko at makati minsan yung balat ko.may ka live in ako ngayon.ganun din sya ay nagkaroon ng pangangati sa katawan nya.minsan manghihina sya.di ko alam anung gagawin ko kung pa ano ko maisasabi sa kanya ang sakit ko noun.nagagalit ako sa aking sarili bakit ko nagawa sa kanya ang pagtraydoran sya at doon sa ibang babae ko nahawa yung sakit na gonnorrhea ko.ang malaki kung problema ay yung ka live in ko na 7 months na sya buntis.baka mahawaan dn ang bata sa sakit.bka nahawaan dn sya.dahil sa akin.di ko alam kung paano ko sasabihin sa kanya upang magpateat dn sya..natatakot ako baka iiwanan nya ako dahil sa genawa ko ng kasalanan sa kanya at pagderihan nya ako..sana po matulungan nyo po ako.need ko kasi ng makausap dahil down na ako dhil dn sa deppretion..salamat.maganda ang blooger nito.dame nyo matutulungan.pray po kayung lahat ma sana ay magaling na kayo at di mawalan ng pag asa.salamat talaga.email nlng nyo ako.herokingjude@gmail.com

  7. Silentmaker said on 24-11-2015

    Hi guys need help here. Hindi ko alam paano sisimula pero sana someone help with this problem last june 2015 nagtest ako ng HIV and non reactive pa noon but earlier nagpa test ako kasi sa signs sa katawan ko prang feeling ko yun na nga yun, laging makati yung singit ko well sympre kakamuti to feel relieved kaso madaling nag susugat and now may mga bukol2 sa singit ko and may nana, makirot din tlga pati yung kulani. Wala din akong alam na tamang gamot pra mawala to. So yun na nag duda nqu na bka HIV na to and woola 2 lines nga HIV reactive nqu now. Kinuhaan ako ng dugo para matest pa tlga if really positive. Guys aaminin ko nakakahiya walang sinabihan nito di ko din alam paano ng mangyayari skn. Kung hanggang kelan pa ako okay. Guys help nyo nman ako paano to ma survive. Sabi ning nag test maganda ndaw na maagang kong malaman pero may posibilities ba na mawala to?

    • chino said on 17-08-2016

      unfortunately there is no cure for HIV. So far nasa stage 2-3 pa ung vaccine in the making for HIV and we have like 6 ( to 7 ata I forgot )stages to complete for a functional vaccine for HIV. So walang permanent cure.

  8. jam said on 03-08-2015

    is this site still active?

  9. atsuck said on 26-03-2015

    gumaling naba d2 yun mga nag positive.???

    • Nael said on 01-06-2015

      Yung nagkasakit ng HIV or AIDS, nag survive ba ?
      ano ginawa nyang treatment sa sarili nya

  10. Win said on 04-03-2013

    Soon a cure, we hope: FIRST DOCUMENTED CASE OF CHILD CURED OF HIV.

    Keep hoping guys. Science is slowly turning the tide.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130303172640.htm

  11. Win said on 04-03-2013

    Keep hoping guys. Science is slowly turning the tide. Soon, we hope: First Documented Case of Child Cured of HIV.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130303172640.htm

  12. Win said on 11-02-2013

    MGG, I need to clarify this video which I came across while reading some HIV websites.

    Is this video “House of Numbers” for real? Is this another unresolved angle in the HIV debate? How do we go about this, sensibly and responsibly. This is very confusing.

    http://youtu.be/_p-ttLfkZHQ

  13. Lazav said on 09-02-2013

    I need help as well. 😥

  14. anonymous said on 30-10-2012

    Guys? i need help.

  15. - hunter said on 02-02-2012

    i pray for you guys… ano po yung mga initial signs and symptoms na napansin nyo??? before kayo mag positive.??

    about diarhea?? how true??? yung diarhea po ba means na frequently tlga??

    • Emman said on 06-02-2012

      _based sa books diarrhea of unknown caused. kung ibabase kc natn ang mga symptoms sa bawat individual ay mahihirapan tyong madetect kung symptom na ba tlga yan ng HIV, coz symptoms may vary from every individual. kya i suggest get urself tested. Godbless..

  16. cloudnight said on 01-02-2012

    Minsan sa buhay di mawawala ang mga problema, mga pagsubok tulad ng kinakaharap ko na malaking pagsubok ngayon at ng aking pamilya. nung time na di ko pa alam na HIV+ ako ang saya ng buhay ko feeling ko di ako nagkaka problema kung meron man siguro mga minor problems lang then one day nung nalaman ko na positive ako parang na down ako masyado sa sarili ko… natakot ako ai inisip kung ano ang susunod na mangyayari sa buhay ko..iniisip ko ang pamilya ko…iniisip ko kung san kami kukuha ng pang gastos kung sakali man na mag under go ako for medication pag uwi ko ng pinas. till now shock pa rin ako di ko alam ang gagawin ko sino ba ang lalapitan ko sa ngayon di ko pa rin alam ang gagawin ko minsan naiiyak na lng ako kapag nakikita ko ang nanay ko na pilit na pinapalakas ang kanyang kalooban and im so proud to her kc nung time na sinabi ko na positive ako tinanggap ng maluwal pero alam ko na sa isang magulang nasasaktan din ang damdamin nila kapag may ngyayari sa kanilang mga anak pero pilit nilang tinatago sa kanilang sarili… actually ayoko ng sisihin ang sarili ko or ang ibang tao andito na ito..nangyari na pero saka lang pala marerealize ang lahat kapag nasa huli na kung baga nasa huli ang pagsisi. hirap akong tanggapin ang katotohanan na sa ganitong sitwasyon nawala ang lahat ng pangarap ko, nawala ang magandang trabaho ko dito sa abroad which is maganda na ang posisyon ko pero lahat biglang naglaho. nagyon iniisip ko kapag umuwi ako ng pinas anong mangyayari sa buhay ko. di ko alam kung ano ang first step na gagawin ko kasi wala nman akong kaibigan or kakilala na katulad ko na HIV+ at makakasama ko… ang hirap..hirap talaga pero patuloy pa rin akong nagdarasal sa diyos at naniniwala ako na pagagalingin nya ang lahat ng klaseng disease dahil walang imposible sa kanya at alam ko na kahit ano mang laki ng kasalanan ng isang tao parati syang andyan na handang magpatawad at handang magbigay ng isa pang pagkakataon at magkaron ng panibagong buhay kung sya ay tatanggapin natin sa ating mga puso.

  17. cloudnight said on 01-02-2012

    nakaka inspired naman lahat ng comments na nabasa ko dito..i hope na di pa huli ang comment ko at sana makahanap pa rin ako ng mga friends na tulad kong HIVpoz anyway this year lang ako na diagnose na HIVpoz sana matulungan nyo po ako kung san ba mas magandang magpa HIV test yung malalaman ko po ang lahat at kung san ba ako pedeng mapg test ng CD4 kc after ng 2nd test ko di pa ako nakaka kuha ng CD4 test sa mga HIVpoz sana matulungan nyo ako na magkaron ng idea kc as in wala akong alam na anonymous test clinic dyan sa pinas at sana magkaron din ako ng maraming kaibigan pag uwi ko ng pinas. sa mga makakabasa po nito pede po kayong mag email sa eithanwilson@gmail.com at kung pede po paki lagay na rin ang inyong contact number para makontak ko kayo agad kapag dating ko sa pinas. maraming salamat po

  18. jeox said on 31-01-2012

    hi..
    actually i don’t know where to start this, ive been reading your stories for almost a year now, mejo hindi serious reading.. (parang dumadaan-daan lang)
    for the past 3 years of my life, hindi ako sexually active, sabi ko nga i’d rather be a pervert on cam, kesa makipag mingle sa kung sino-sino, pero before that 3 years, oo mejo active din ako, i had sex sa lahat ng naging bf ko.
    i don’t want to call it symptoms (denial?) kasi tagalang sakitin naman talaga ko kahit nung bata pa, ive even diagnosed with PTB before when i was 12yrs old and gumaling naman ako thru medication and healthy living.
    sabi ko nga normal lang na sakitin ako, payat talaga built ng katawan ko, and up to now napapagkamalan pa rin ako college student dahil sa liit ng katawan ko,
    but… isang malaking but!!! since 3 years na ako celibate, and for the last 1 year, i started having small rashes sa may tyan ko ( kung tumutubo ang karug) and sa sobrang kati, i used to scratch it constantly, hindi pa ako nagpatingin sa derma, dahil i have numerous of allergy sa katawan, kaya kung ano yung mga iniinom ko gamot sa allergy na nireseta ng doctor eh yun pa rin iniinom ko, and minsan nakaka relieve, peri until now i still have those rashes, para na nga sya balat dahil gagaling sya pero babalik pa rin, then last oct.2011 i was dianosed ot thyphoid fever, they tested my puke and they found out na it’s because dahil sa kinain ko na squid balls.
    i don’t want to conclude anything about what im feeling, since sabi ko nga normal lang naman ako na sakitin eh, at hindi naman sobrang lumalala mga sakit ko, pinakamahaba na yung 2 days na lagnat, pabalik balik na sipon.. at dahil sa pagod dahil lagi ako nagbabyahe out of town dahil sa work ko, i’m just thinking that dysania is just knocking on my door everytime im feeling sick and tired.
    but im willing to have myself tested, and social hygiene is so near to my place pero nandun yung takot sa pakiramdam, kaya hindi ko magawa… hidi ko alam ano ba talaga? and since di naman di ko naman masyado iniisip na magkakaroon ako ng sakit? kasi oo nga bakit naman ako magkakaroon eh hindi naman ako nakikipag all the way ika nga.. and ive never felt any depression regarding if kung may sakit nga ako or not.

    and.. if there’s someone here to be my company at maging matapang para harapin ang takot na yan.. please.. get it touch with me jeox_henri@yahoo.com and i’ll give my number so we can talk and planned kung kelan magpapa test.

    thanks

  19. jun said on 27-01-2012

    hi po.. im jun from pasig im very worried po sa sitwasyon ko ngayon.. kc nag pa test po ko for hiv which is negative po sya since september until now january.. eh kaso habang tumatagal sumasama na yung pakiramdam ko nagkaroon aq ng fever for almost 1 week and then nagkaroon po ng something na white spot sa tounge ko sabi po ng doctor its a herpes so lalo po aq na worried.. i take acyclovir na nireseta sa akin..and isa pa po sa kinababahala ko nagkaroon aq ng rushes at parang feeling ko lagi akong over fatigue.. kahit wala akong gingawa… hindi ko alam kung ano na ang gagawin pero sa test negative nman po ako… guys tulungan nyo nman ako parang gusto ko na tlagang mag suicide. pls help me gave me advice po…

    • IntenseRhon said on 28-01-2012

      im feeling the same way,i was just tested 3 days ago and it was positive,im feeling ok though pumapasok pa din sa isip ko ung sakit and ung mga possible things that might happen in my life..just be strong,and smile.from that day forward cnabi ko na sa sarili ko na bahala na ang Diyos saken,ung hng on and get tested again..be brave God would not give you trials na hindi natin kayang lampasan…
      hirs my number 09165266130 if u need someone to talk to..God Bless You

    • greggy said on 31-01-2012

      hello jun! tingin ko naman ay dahil yan sa herpes at hindi sa kung ano pa man… since negative ka naman sa HIV eh wala ka dapat isipan pa o katakutan… tama naman yung gamot na binigay syo para sa herpes yun nga lang it takes time bago sya mawala talaga… if you need someone to talk to or text me na lang 09286044160. :)

    • Endiku Gilgamesh said on 31-01-2012

      so negative you ba sa test last september at sa test this january? another thing, are you still practising unsafe sex?

  20. IntenseRhon said on 22-01-2012

    hi…
    after i watched some of the Indie Film in the Philippines and read some of the blogs/websites about HIV.i started to feel anxious about it,i can’t sleep,i do eat but not on a regular basis. ang naiisip ko is im POSITIVE sa HIV which never conclude kc i haven’t check pa,im scheduled to go on thursday or friday sa Social Hygiene.

    Pakiramdam ko i have all those symptoms,i tried to analyze my life and my experiences..

    Ayun natatakot ako to be POSITIVE sa HIV but at some point in my life i need to be POSITIVE.

    i’m already 21 yrs old and base on what i remember i had sex with not more than 10 guys in 3 years span..

    i will go to Social Hygiene and accept if its positive but if its negative i will thank God and take good care of myself…

    pls reach me at my YM:intensity14_rhon
    or you can text me at 09165266130..

  21. Gaczz said on 19-12-2011

    hi…..i feel so depressed right now coz 2 weeks ago I have white spots in the back of my throat. I googled it and I think it is oral thrush. I googled oral thrush and it is associated with HIV. The thing is my partner is negative just 2 months ago. and we always have protected sex every 2 weeks. First sign and symptom- Diarrhea for 4 months. Also in 2008 I was diagnosed with Acute mild tuberculosis. my other sign and symptom is a feeling of tiredness. but I have no unusual fever. Here is the thing I only have 4 hours or sometimes 3 hours of sleep everyday.Maybe it is beacuse of that? I Am so depressed right now.whenever I go to malls, I look at other people. I WANT TO CRY right there and then. I dont want to take the test. What Im asking here is for your help. Please Please share with me all your signs and symptoms that you experienced and please in details. please send it to jbgaczz@yahoo.com

    • Emman said on 01-01-2012

      the only way to answer ur worries is to have a test..because we cannot only based on the signs and symptoms that u had for us to say that u are HIV+..those symptoms could might be a manifestation of other disease rather than HIV. I understand that it is difficult to go to testng centers but that is the only way to know ur status..Be strong…

    • jeff said on 01-01-2012

      the only way to knw if you are + is through hiv testing.. sabi nga rin dito..

      http://www.greenbodytalk.com/forums/hiv-and-aids-b71.0/

      kahit na tumaas ang blood lymphocytes mo through hiv testing mo malalaman pa din ang result.

    • Endiku Gilgamesh said on 31-01-2012

      tiredness and oral thrush can be seen in other conditions as well. so you better get yourself tested if you really want to know if you have it or not.

  22. gogo said on 18-12-2011

    guys, wag mawalan ng pag-asa alam nyo ba yung virgin coconut oil? search nyo yun. may napagaling na nun isang may aids na sakit. at kilala nyo ba si st. padre pio? isang milagrosong Santo marami na rin sya napagaling. basta, manalig lang sa kanya at lalong-lalo na kay LORD.

  23. jd said on 13-12-2011

    Hi everyone,I was hospitalized for three weeks last September and was found positive with HIV1. I’ve grown to live with the recurring fever and I still go to work every now and then. The one and only consultant at San Lazaro Hospital is not always available and he does not speak in details. I told him I was having recurring fever, he asked me to monitor my temp for two weeks, and then another two weeks, after that, nothing happen. That’s why I’m looking for other consultants nearby Ortigas. I’ve learned to regulate my fever nowadays. I also spend a lot in brushing because of the ‘white thing’ that appears in my mouth. I wave up every night at the same time due to cough. I hope Solmux works. I want to connect with people whom I could talk to, yun lang, mamya they’re the same people from the gym or group na kasama mo. haha!

    • aRVee said on 14-12-2011

      Hi jd,

      Have you tried RITM in Alabang, they’re more expensive but at least they’ll examine you and give you the medicine for your illness. I am no doctor but your recurring fever can be caused by something… maybe pneumonia (hope not). The best way is to check your CD4 and tests for pneumonia, TB and hepatitis. As for your ‘white thing’, it could be a cold sore. I take aciclovir (an anti-viral tablet), it was only given to me by the Social Hygiene Clinic I went to.

      • Endiku Gilgamesh said on 31-01-2012

        the price of the drug is very expensive so it is very impractical for him to self-medicate. he’d rather be seen by the physician. not to mention the adverse reactions that may arise from taking it and the possibility of microbial resistance secondary to improper use of antimicrobial drugs.

    • Emman said on 01-01-2012

      _before u take any medications like acyclovir, have yourself check first by a physician so that there will be no problem in case that there will be drug interactions.

  24. red hunter said on 13-12-2011

    may tanung lang po ako 8mnths na ako na walang nakakatalik na lalaki pwede po ba na mag ka hiv + ako?tanung lang po…

    • aRVee said on 14-12-2011

      Since you have already passed the 3 to 6 months window period, get yourself tested if you’re HIV+ or not then be careful & responsible in terms of having sex. Good Luck!

  25. kert said on 02-12-2011

    ei gud pm po! medyo anxious po ako sa buhay ko ngaun..lahat n lng ng bagay any contact e i always associate it with hiv infection..tanung ko lng po wat is/are the most common type of sex contact that u guys been involved with (oral/Anal/vagina), i just weighing any risk that i think i had..thnx u and Godbless..

    • aRVee said on 12-12-2011

      The best way to avoid being paranoid is get tested. It only takes a few minutes just to know if you’re reactive(HIV+) or non-reactive(HIV-) then start being responsible. Always use condom if you have multiple partners then as for the oral sex, a friend advised that it is best to have oral sex an hour or two after brushing your teeth but I am no expert. Someone might know better regarding the latter. Bottom line, be responsible.

  26. Ched said on 10-11-2011

    Im based in the province. Just two days ago i learned that im +. Im in a dilemna now. I still dont know what to do. I have a live in partner who also show symptom. But i think galing din sa akin. I really need some help. Would also want to know where we can get the meds. I dont want to be discovered with such so i thought sa manila ako magpagamot. Can i ask for your mobile please. Salamat and God bless. 

  27. Marky said on 26-10-2011

    Hi everyone! Meron po ako diarrhea for 4months na. Sobrang pumayat ako and sabi ng dr. Ko magpatest daw ako for hiv. 5 gastro doctors na ang tumingin saken and ct scan is all normal. Nagpunta ako ng san lazaro para magpatest pero di nila nagawa
    Kc may dapat pa daw iexplain yung dr. Ko saken then balik ako dun. Sobrang muntik ako himatayin kc super pagod na ako sa pagpunta galing pa kc ako ng las pinas…. Saka 7days daw yung result. 300pesos. So decided na umuwi nalang at sa hospital nalang sa las pinas magpacheck. 2 hours lang may result na. Kaso
    Bukas ko pa
    Malalaman kc bukas pa ako pupunta.. Pag postive ako.. Patulong naman kung anong next step. Gusto ko muna gumaling yung diarrhea ko for 4 months
    Now. Thanks

  28. aRVee said on 20-10-2011

    Hi Guys,

    Gusto ko lang malaman since my doctor, friends and I know that if ever I’ll be HIV+ mangagaling sya sa partner ko because I know for a fact that I am very careful (so I thought…) and not to mention “Monogamous”. Anyway, my partner was confirmed infected with HIV1 however I was confirmed infected with both HIV1 & HIV2. Is it still possible that I got HIV2 from my partner even though he only has the HIV1 virus?? Info please, thanks!

    • Quack PhD C2F said on 20-10-2011

      I don’t think so… It is possible that you may have got it from somewhere else.According to research, HIV-2 is less easily transmitted, and the period between initial infection and illness is longer in the case of HIV-2. HIV-2 is only common in west Africa and rarely found elsewhere (except Russia, japan, etc.). Long before your current relationship, did you have unprotected sex with anyone from the Hospitality industry like a performer in a Norweigian cruise line, a hosto in Japan, a hotel Housekeeper in Dubai or someone who did? think about it..

      Moral of the story, get tested first before doing unprotected sex with your partner or better yet never have unprotected sex even if your in an “exclusively loyal monogamous relationship”. 😐

  29. vince said on 21-09-2011

    ive got the result and its non reactive….
    thanks enzo.
    always be safe guys…..
    thanks din migs and emman….

  30. vince said on 18-09-2011

    nakakahawa ba ang contact lenz?
    cnu kaya pede makasagot nito?
    nahawahan ko ata kapatid ko….
    im helpless
    alam ko muka na akong tanga sa sobrang paranoid

    • migs said on 19-09-2011

      vince, HIV can be transmitted through 4 bodily fluids: blood, semen, vaginal fluid, and breastmilk. it cannot be transmitted via saliva, tears, or other fluids other than the 4 mentioned. your bro/sis should be safe :)

      • vince said on 19-09-2011

        thanks migs….

      • aRVee said on 05-10-2011

        HIV-2 is transmitted in the same ways as HIV-1: Through exposure to bodily fluids such as blood, semen, tears and vaginal fluids.

      • migs said on 05-10-2011

        Correction: You cannot transmit HIV through tears.

      • vince said on 07-10-2011

        medyo malabo kung sa tears,according sa dr. na nakausap ko…..

      • Closer2Fame said on 07-10-2011

        Tears have salt. It is a natural antiseptic, Right?

      • Closer2Fame said on 07-10-2011

        Just to be safe… People, don’t suck any1’s tears! OK!?!

      • aRVee said on 09-10-2011

        Or for more protection DO NOT LET ANYONE USE YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS (e.g. Contact Lenses, tooth brush or the like…) It’s always customary to be careful/cautious to others.

      • undefined said on 28-11-2011

        you can’t transmit hiv thru tears but when semen, blood, vaginal fluid and breastmilk ay tumalsik sa mata mo eh makakahawa ka..

  31. john said on 14-09-2011

    hello migs.. pwede ko bang malaman email ni carlo?

  32. Vanderlord said on 05-09-2011

    Hello,

    It’s so inspiring to read the suggestions of all bloggers in this site. My brother recently confided to me that he is HIV positive, and currently we’re supporting him as he starts his ARV. Does anybody know any good doctor in Manila that specializes in treating HIV? One who can do one on one consultations. I would like to ensure that my brother’s health is monitored regularly. Sadly I don’t think there’s proper monitoring at either RITM or San Lazaro unless you would get confined and really sick to bed though the free medicines and CD4 testing is a big help.

    I hope someone can provide a recommendation. Appreciate the help.

    Vanderlord

  33. incubus said on 03-09-2011

    i think one of the greatest alternative medicine for HIV is yung Licorice,
    nakakatulong kasi magboost yung Licorice ng immune system…
    basta maganda yung immune system mu is kayang pang humina yung pagdami ng virus, since the self limiting and mga virus….

    –share ko lang, i hope makatulong sa mga naghahanap ng tulong…

    • Emman said on 06-09-2011

      Yaeh, ur right incubus viruses are self limiting but not in the case of HIV, because they directly attack the major defense of your body…But your suggestion is good.In addition to that there is one supplement that some are saying that help to treat HIv (RHIZOMA IMPERATAE/ BAI MAO GEN)…im not sure about that one, I just want to share it lang sa inyo guys…

      ReMinder: Don’t easily believe sa mga supplements without consulting you doctor…Thanx..Xencia IncuBus nakiposEd na ako d2…

      • aRVee said on 05-10-2011

        I eat raw garlic every morning & evening kasi nabasa ko it’s one of the best that boosts the immune system.

  34. Torn said on 03-09-2011

    I really don’t know what to do….every minute na nakikita ko ang parent im crying kasi i feel i disappointed them….di ko na alam gagawin ko..i know they won’t be able to accept if i told them my condition that i might have this virus./…sana when i go to sleep di na ako magising….

    • calix said on 03-09-2011

      hey Torn….think positive muna for now…if you need somebody to talk..im here…heres my email add and i’ll give u my number..good morning:)

      • Torn said on 03-09-2011

        hi calix…thanks…whats your email add..?

      • ernan said on 03-09-2011

        torn, be strong, bukas may free HIV test,

        isipin mo bakit yung iba nakaya nila tyak makakaya mo din. Lalo na ngayon ang dami ng open minded…
        God Bless…

        email me if u need someone to talk.. esb1204@y.c.

      • vince said on 04-09-2011

        always pray,and be strong…..
        i know kaya mo yan…..
        email mo ko pag me time ka…
        katulad mo kailangan ko din ng makakausap…..
        alvinn.gcash101@yc

      • calix said on 03-09-2011

        hi torn…sorry i forgot to write my email add..eto po
        calix_phil@yahoo.com

        send me an email..hope u will be Ok..just pray :)

    • Emman said on 06-09-2011

      toRn, be strOng…I understand how you FeeL, bUt wala pa namn nagcoconfirm that u are positive e…if u want someone to take feel free to contacT me and I will call yoU…

      09392756401 or 09273922924…thanKs

  35. Torn said on 02-09-2011

    Guys i need help….i don’t know what to do…i hope i can talk to someone…recently im experiencing joint pain and muscle aches…then i researched about HIV symptoms..im quit paranoid..then this morning i received a call from my last partner who told me to have my self tested of HIV, cause he was positive of HIV…hayst…don’t know what to do….I don’t know how will i tell my parent about this…di ko na alam gagawin ko pumapasok na sa isip ko magpakamatay…help..

    • calix said on 02-09-2011

      calm down bro….have a test first…hope it will be negative..:)

    • vince said on 03-09-2011

      email me and send your no…tawag ako….i know how you feel i felt the same way too……
      hope to hear from you….soon…
      just pray..

    • enzo said on 07-09-2011

      may support group ako na pupuntahan sa may UN ave sa manila sa sat… 9am….

    • aRVee said on 05-10-2011

      That was exactly the scenario I experienced when my partner called me up and said magpaTEST daw ako kasi when he tried to donate blood for his father he came out REACTIVE and needs confirmatory sa San Lazaro. I immediately accepted the fact, then the next day we both went to Batasan Social Hygiene Clinic (Mababait mga tao and very accomodating) we both came out REACTIVE. Sympre naiyak ako but LIFE goes on hindi ko lang nagustuhan sinabi nung doctor na “nag-enjoy ka naman” — but anyway, it’s really best to get tested. No just to know it you are positive but the CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR LIFE LONGER.

  36. needhelp said on 02-09-2011

    guys need help message me on my ym pls or email me thanks

  37. fiona kate said on 01-09-2011

    just pray migs

  38. warren said on 31-08-2011

    HIV is no different from other deseases. I think, it is much better than cancer of whatever kind. In HIV you can control the spread of desease and living much longer than expected. In cancer, in three months but mostly less than a year you will be dead.

    So I don’t see any reason to be depressed and to court mental instability in thinking about the desease. In HIV you will have much longer period of time to make precious moments with your loved ones and to prepare for the future.

    • Emman said on 07-09-2011

      waRRen, i respect your opinion regarding your insights about HIV…Your right na much better pa nga ang HIV than cancer kc in HIV u can longer, pero ang problem kc with HIV is the STIGMA na nakakabit sa sakit na ito.

  39. Brandon said on 30-08-2011

    Kumusta ulet!

    Sa mga nag hihinala na positive without confirmatory tests.. Pa test kayo sa Manila Social Hygiene libre naman siya atsaka mas reliable . Wag mag hinala lang kasi di yan makakatulong. Pahihirapan niyo lang sarili niyo niyan (emotionally). Minimum of 3 months without sex, or kung adik naman 3 months din since last na injection.. bago magpa test. (Para mas sigurado ang test result).

    Ang pagkaka alam ko, sa testing, inde yung virus ang tinitingnan, kundi ang immune system kung gumawa ba ng response dun sa virus. Ang response ng immune system medyo matagal. Kaya kelangan at least 3 months.

    At sa mga nag test na positive sa result, wag na ma depress. Tangapin niyo na lang kung mag positive ang result. Move on at ipagpatuloy ang buhay. At para di kayo mahirapan, drawing kayo ng bilog.. Lagay niyo sa loob ang mga bagay na madali niong magagawa.. at sa labas yung mahirap or imposible gawin. (ex. Di na makaka abroad para mag work)

    Importante din na wag ma depress. Kasi kung tuloy tuloy depression pababagsakin niyan katawan kahit HIV negative pa. Depression.. ppwedeng mag cause ng di makatulog.. di makakain.. mag diarrhea.. mangagayayat.. hihina ang katawan.. at pag humina katawan.. magkakasakit na. Or pwede rin may nag susuicide.. or nababaliw.

    Magkaiba ang HIV sa AIDS. Ang HIV ang nag cacause ng AIDS. Sinisira nito ang resistensya ng katawan at nawawalan ng kakayahan na lumaban sa mga sakit. Pag HIV positive ka, usually wala ka naman mararamdaman (Asymptomatic). or yung iba naman meron (Symptomatic). May treatments na available (ARV Medicines) para ma delay ang pag advance ng HIV stages. Pag HIV positive ka.. mas susceptible ka sa mga sakit na nakapaligid sayo or madali kang mahawahan.

    Pag diagnosed as AIDS naman.. ibang usapan na yun.. meaning sirang sira na ang resistensya at mahina na. Di na kayang labanan ng katawan kaya nagkakaron na ng sakit (TB, pneumonia or halo halo na sakit etc). Pero treatable naman basta maagapan marami naman nakaka recover. Kaya importante na magpa test agad. Wag mahiya magpa test or matakot kasi buhay mo yan.

    Normal lang siguro na ma depress ng bahagya or malungkot ng konti kasi nakakatakot nga naman ang sakit na to pag di mo naiintindihan. Kahit ako din ng una kala ko kinaumagahan eh patay na ko na depressed ako na halos akyatin ko na ang billboard sa edsa para tumalon. Pero nakita ko yung ibang patients na ok naman. Yung iba nga ka batch pa nina Sara Jane looking good naman.

    Basta…

    Kung ano man ang pinagdadaanan mo sa iyong buhay… Lawakan ang pang unawa… Relaks lang… Hingang Malalim.. at isipin kaya ko to!

    brandon.plus@yahoo.com

    :-)

    • herosalas25 said on 19-10-2011

      hello brandon… i was diagnose n HIV+ last septeber 14 2010..
      im so depressed talaga ng malaman kong positive ako…
      wala akong ginawa kundi ang umiyak gabi gabi… pero tanaggap ko n rin… i just wanna ask what medication u take? at saan k nag papacheck up?

  40. vince said on 24-08-2011

    di ko maipaliwag kung gaano ako kalungkot ka down ngayon…..sa alam ko na nag negative aq sa rapid test but still the symptoms ay nasa akin pa rin….
    sa sept. third week pa ang test ko ulit….
    di ko na alam ang gagawin ko…
    kahapon nagpa xray ako,tas kanina nakuha ko ung result then sabi ng doktor me acute bronchitis daw aq according dun sa xray ako….
    natatakot na talaga ako…
    di ko na alam ang gagawin ko…
    help me guys…..
    heres my email alvinn.gcash101@yahoo.com

    i need someone to talk…..

  41. reagan said on 23-08-2011

    natatakot po ako magpatest…gusto ko magpatest sana may mag.magandang loob na samahan ako sa San Lazaro, natatakot talaga ako.pls. do email me migs rustyreagan@yahoo.com.ph mag.papasama kasi ako sayo sa San Lazaro

  42. charles said on 22-08-2011

    ang saya ko negative ang HIV test ko hahaha… tapos na ang pagdududa ko 😛

  43. ralfh said on 14-08-2011

    hi! i was juz diagnose with HIV, so scared on it and so paranoid! i have 5 days sleepiness night… my stress level is getting high. I am looking a friend who cud share our experiences. contact rcan19@yahoo.com lets talk….

  44. vince said on 10-08-2011

    me bayad po ba ang testing sa san lazaro?
    how much po?
    natatakot ako sino po pede akong samahan????

    • aRVee said on 05-10-2011

      Walang bayad sa mga Social Hygiene Clinics, check mo sa google pinaka-malapit s’yo. They’ll just check if there are anti-bodies sa blood mo… Anti-bodies occur if HIV is present in your body. Then if REACTIVE lumabas they’ll get more blood samples s’yo to have it confirmed sa San Lazaro. All of them are FREE. But after ng confirmatory at Positive ka talaga you need to undergo CD4 Test/Viral Load/Lab Test sa RITM mga P4,500.00 lahat pero sa San Lazaro P1,500.00 kasi libre ata yung ibang test. I just don’t know if the prices has changed.

  45. vince said on 10-08-2011

    hi im vince nagkagonorhea ako d ko napagamot natatakot ako baka positive ako sa hiv e wala namn akong nararamdaman…..

  46. Bon said on 26-07-2011

    Hi, how are you guys… can you help me on where can i get free medication here in the Philippines. I’m recently diagnosed… Do i need to take medication already? thank you for all the help.

  47. jong said on 14-07-2011

    migs.. na isend ko na po yung number ko sayo.. thanks.. i need to talk someone..

  48. jong said on 14-07-2011

    migs paano ko ma ibigay number ko sayo..

  49. jong said on 13-07-2011

    paano ko malalabana ang stress and depression?? help me..

  50. jong said on 13-07-2011

    i need someone to talk.. plsssss

  51. jong said on 06-07-2011

    sino pwd kong maka usap.. parang bibigay na ako.. hellp me naman.. plsssssss

  52. jong said on 05-07-2011

    Is it true that virgin coconut oil reduce the viral load?? and where can i buy vco??

  53. jong said on 04-07-2011

    plsss.. help me i’m newly positive.. i dont know what to do.. jongservantes@yahoo.com

  54. doraemon said on 02-07-2011

    i read the story n kakaiyak ,, kaya guys always be safe ok ?? tnx poh sa blogger more power n god bless always ung mga meron ng ganito ,

    wag poh kayo susuko

    remember isa sa cguro yang sa pinaka mbigat ng binigay ng pagsubok ni god yn,

    and inpak d ibibigay ni god yng pagsubok n yn kung d mo makakaya, kaya poh plzzz dont give up

    sana mainspire n ma aware ang madlang pipol sa gnitong issue

    so may god bless u all ,, mwuahh

  55. jan heris said on 01-07-2011

    wow!!! so touching naman ang story ni Carlo… naku naku on he other side so alarming na… anyways saludo ako kay Carlo… mas naging aware ako ngayon sa HIV… Godspeed Carlo…

  56. migz said on 29-06-2011

    hello guys migz hereshare q lng pu..there are 6,669 HIV cases ang naitala simula pa nuong 1992 1st case.and 12,000 ang still ngtatago kc ntatakot cla n mgsabi sa authority..but we can assure you guys na confidentiality lhat ng ggwin nmin as a team.wg kau mtakot kc TULONG ang ggwin nmin.tska 2 ang klase ng test sa HIV,ang ELISA and western blot.wg kau mniniwla sa mga ngpapaHIV free test sa cubao its not true c”,)

  57. keiji said on 28-06-2011

    shit tapang ni migs .. saludo ako syo bro.. sayang.. kya kayo ingat guys wag bsta2 mkikipgsex .. godbless all :)

  58. Emman said on 19-06-2011

    _to those who need ng pwede makausap about this matter….feel free to contact me…pakilala lang kayo na d2 nyo nalaman number/email ko….

    SMART: 09392756401
    Globe: 09273922924
    Email: alfaroemman@yahoo.com

  59. Renzo said on 06-06-2011

    Hi guys! I just had my HIV test just now and thank God it was negative- another chance has been given to me. Guys alam ko madami jan ang sobrang anxious about sa status pero natatakot magpatest…naiintindhan ko kayo kasi ganyan din ako…Pero guys we have to face the fear kesa naman lumala pa at mahirap ng itreat ang virus. Delikado na pag umatake ang mga opportunistic infections and mas lalo ka lang mapapagastos at pati sarili mo mas lalo lang mahihirapan emotionally, mentally and physically…

    GUys remember…You will never know unless you get yourself tested…Kasi madami jan na sobrang fit and healthy ( tapos wala kahit isang signs and symptoms) pero HIV POSITIVE sila after the test. So kelangan talaga ng test guys…Please act now,I encourage you guys. Labanan nyu ang takot na yan and Get yourself tested. Meron sa San Lazaro and sa Hi-Precisions and other clinics and hospitals…

    Anyway, May alam po ba kaung hiv campaigns na pwede kong salihan? I am a nurse and I want to become active sa mga associations lalo na sa HIV…THank you guys! and good luck…Remember: It’s better to be safe than sorry…Practice safe sex. use CONDOMS guys! til then…

    • migs said on 06-06-2011

      Hi Renzo, like you, I want to be more active in helping out and volunteering especially regarding HIV awareness and counseling. You might want to reach out to Jake (monkeyboy589@yahoo.com). I’m planning on joining the VCT Counselor training program in July.

  60. pot said on 10-05-2011

    hi guys im recently diagnosed with hiv and i am un a relationship
    and isnt sure if i got it from him. i know for a fact tht he will leave me once he learned about the virus. i cant blame him. there is a stigma in this virus. im looking for some friends or potential partner that i can be with in this journey. messae me at potchinito@yahoo.com

  61. joshua reyes said on 05-05-2011

    ei guys just recently diagnosed with hiv and still dont know kung san mas mganda pumunta, RITM or San Lazaro? need ur help guys…

  62. reon said on 03-05-2011

    in case you need a friend… and someone to talk to.. please send me your mobile number… im HIV neg but im a med tech… :)

  63. joshua reyes said on 03-05-2011

    hi guys im new here and i think im the newest member if the family, just recently diagnosed, i did have 2 screening test ELISA and the other one (i forgot already) then my blood sample was taken to san lazaron for confirmatory test. It came out last april 29, 2011 and it was positive with for bands, iba tlga pag sinswerte, eto dahan dahan ko inaayos ulit ang buhay ko naghahanap ulit ng trabaho since hndi na makakabalik sa abroad, hndi pa ako nakakapunta sa san lazaro or sa ritm hndi ko ksi alam san maganda pero sbi nmn nila sa ritm daw eh mag cut off na ung free arvs this year i dunno if how true…lets share story naman and expand our network pls email me…positivism_pnoy@yahoo.com

  64. enzo said on 29-04-2011

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6zCNdEfm5w

    about HIV/AIDS sana makatulong!

  65. angelsCRY said on 17-04-2011

    Mamatay na ba ako?
    May taning na ba ang buhay ko?
    Karma ba ito? Pinaparusahan ba ako?

    ..ayan po ang mga tanong ko sa sarili ko nung nalaman kong POSITIBO ako sa sakit na HIV

    Pero bago ko malaman na positibo ako, nagkasakit ako.. Sakit na di ko makakalimutan..

    december 2009- sick, d gumagaling ang tonsilitis ko. So nagpa confine ako. Tonsilopharyngitis..

    February 2010- sick ulet, i dunno the origin.. Basta mataas lagnat ko, wala ako gana kumain.. Diarrhea.

    March 2010- OMG, im still sick.. di pa dn bumababa ang lagnat ko. i consulted clinics na malapet sa amen, UTI daw. Meds given, pero wala pa dn improvement

    Last week of march 2010- nagpaconfine ako sa isang hospital.. Okay ang xray ko. pero sabi typhoid fever naman daw

    April 2010- im still sick, galon galon na paracetamol at puro tusok n ako ng gamot pero nilalagnat pa dn ako

    So, lumipat ako ng ibang hospital. Mas malaki, mas advance.

    Nasa ER ako, tnatanong na ako ng dr abt previous illness.. Sabi ko fever ko eh from february 2010 pa hanggang april 2010.. Pinakita ko results ko dn from other clinics and hospital

    Unang tanong niya
    “how’s ur sex life?”

    ayan na, nakahanap na ng private room for me.. Na notice ng doctor ung super laki na bukol sa legs ko ‘lymphadenopathy’ and swollen lymph nodes all over the body..

    So nag suggest na magpa biopsy and ct scan.. They’ve found out na i have TB of the nodes.

    Kinausap din ako ng dr ko for HIV testing. Sabi ko sige, and wait lang daw ako ng counseling..

    Lumabas na ang result, yes.. POSITIBO.. Pero d pa dn ako nag counseling huhuhuh

    Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, accptance (stages of grieving ang naranasan ko, supar tagal pa bago ko ma accept)

    May 2010- ayan discharge na ako, di pa ako nag start ng ARV ko kasi kelangan itreat daw muna ang Nodes ko.. So almost everyday for 1 month ako nagpapa inject ng strepto and nagtatake din ako ng TB drugs

    SEP 2010- start na ako ng ARV ko, takot na takot ako. depress, naiiyak.. Nilakad ko ang san lazaro hospital hanggang carriedo para lang mahimasmasan ako..

    Hanggang ngain, tinatanong ko sarili ko.. Bakit ako? Karma na ba ito dahil sa kasamaan at kagaspangan ng ugali ko?

    Ilang beses na ako nag isip na mag suicide pero di ko tinutuloy kasi nararamdaman ko, at malakas ang pakiramdam ko na nanjan na ang cure, anjan na ang lunas..

    I NEED A TIGHT HUG :’c

    • enzo said on 29-04-2011

      wag ka po masyado ma depress, medyo mas mahaba pa buhay ng HIV positive kaysa sa ibang sakit, ako nag AVR na rin ko ang hirap 4 meds ang iniinum ko everyday pero i try to leave my life normal pa rin, i believe na in this life time, ma discover na ang cure sa HIV/AIDS, basta for the mean time alagaan mu sarili mu para di ka maging sakitin, haynakupo101@hotmail.com

    • Trix Delacruz said on 29-04-2011

      Yan din ang tanong ko sa sarili ko, tapos pinabayaan ko ang sarili ko na inisip ko na wlang mwawala sa akin kahit mapahamak ako wla nako pakialam… 😥

  66. angelsCRY said on 17-04-2011

    Pwede ba makuha mha email nyo? I wanna have friends,, 1 year na ako since na diagnosed na hiv.. Sad sana marami ako magng friends

  67. cholo said on 28-03-2011

    Hey guys. nabasa ko ang mga posts nyo. and it is really awe-inspiring to see other +’s helping other +’s. 😀

    I am positive as well. and Hell I care with the negative things. I go for GOD, family, and friends. I was diagnosed last October 2010. From that day, I had my fair-share of ups and down. But eto, buhay pa rin. I trust God na lang. Keep myself healthy. Treasure everything I have. Besides, there is MORE TO LIFE THAN HIV. think about it. even if you are positive, you can do so much on your end. You’ll never know.. :)

    For the other positives, let’s be strong for one another.

    for the negatives, oh alam na ang protocol. ‘wag na hayaang magkasakit pa. i-disiplina ang sarili.

    I wanna connect with you guys. here’s my email. Let’s share stories naman. stories of love and friendship. not death! 😀 here’s my email. olohc.tobias@yahoo.com. BTW, I’m just 22. ciao!

  68. horcux said on 13-02-2011

    I’m so worried with my situation now.
    Dec 2010 when I tried Massage Parlors for gay guys.. madami akong natry na MPs.. and of course, naka-encounter ng different masseurs.
    Sa lahat ng experiences ko, I had 5 anal sex experiences.. pero protected naman.. and i think 1 lang yung nagpalabas sa loob (but still wearing the condom)..
    I also sucked a couple of guys.. pero never silang nagpalabas inside my mouth, as far as i remember. But the fact that I have broken teeth made me nervous that I might be at risk, kahit walang cum.. (i’m so not sure with pre-cum)

    Lately, I feel so weak. Muscle and joint pains, kakaibang feeling sa stomach (but not diarrhea.. maybe gutom.. i dont know). Then yesterday, pakiramdam ko may sore throat ako, pero hindi severe, im not even sure if it is sore throat, then may nakapa ako sa leeg ko.. maybe a lymph node.. pero parang pimple din, i couldnt differentiatte the two. So far, wala pa namang fever, though medyo mabigat ang pakiramdam ko.

    These things made me so paranoid.. so i did my research.. until now, naguguluhan ako. I really wanna try theblood test as soon as possible.. pero I’ve read somewhere na may window period. I dunno what to do. This paranoia makes me more stressed.. kaya i really wanna make sure kung ano ba talaga.

    Hope you could help me.. ano bang maaadvice mo sakin?
    Looking forward for your reply..

    here’s my email gracejane13@yahoo.com

  69. enzo said on 13-02-2011

    just think positive!

  70. mike said on 12-02-2011

    Hello everyone…i just got result of HIV test last 7 Feb. and i am + , now i am in thailand and going back to phil. on 15 March. Binigay lang sa akin na gamot para sa syphilis and for HIV wala , Ano po ang gagawin ko? Please po i need your help and kindly send to my email.
    Please add me. Salamat po.

  71. NONO said on 09-02-2011

    Drew…The answer to your question is yes and no. This came from an RN here at San Francisco General Hospital who specializes in Aids care (HIV) in fact he was one of the pioneers in the modern and scientific care of Aids patients in this hospital. He is a very good friend of mine. NO, the tendency for somebody who has full blown AIDS is the rapid lose of weights. Yes, tumataba ka when you are in a medical regimen, that is you have a daily cocktail of pills to combat the virus. It is one of the side effects in this kind of health maintenance (I did not say cure because there is no known cure for this illness yet). In order for you to get of your anxiety please have your self tested, the earlier the better. I’m sorry if this is all I can tell you, I am not in a position to dispel any medical advise about this since I don’t have the expartise nor education in medicine all I wrote in here is the information from a qualified individual.

    If and when you want to know my personal experience about HIV and friends (I cared for a couple of them tho I lost them) who has AIDS let me know I can candidly tell you some of my hit and miss abut this. Most important, please have your self tested, I did, although I was a nervous wreck
    waiting for the result luckily I am negative.
    email me…nmato@pacbell.net

  72. NONO said on 08-02-2011

    HIROSHI…being HIV-POSITIVE is NOT a death sentence, neither it’s the end of the world for you. I have friends that had been HIV-POS ranging from 15 to 25 years and all of them live a healthy and fulfilling lives. What you need is a POSITIVE outlook of life, seek help I am pretty sure there are support groups in the Philippines that can guide and help you how to deal with this illness. Just make sure to live healthy both body and soul. Medical breakthrough on this illness has been quite advance and good body maintenance and healthy food and lifestyle helps. Forget what people might say it is your life and no one else’s. Fuck those who will look down on you, it’s your life not theirs. These are the times in your life that you will know who your friends are, those who stick with you treasure them, they are for real. those who don’t who cares. Regards and hope for the best in your life.

  73. hiroshi said on 06-02-2011

    hello po, im new here and i did test last year ( Dec 2010 ), and the result is positive… im really confuse and lost now. what should i do now… thanks for the reply… BTW, nobody knows im +, coz i did it overseas and i am so scared already… even thinking of ending my life… please help…

    • migs said on 07-02-2011

      there are hiv+ folks who live normal, happy lives. it would be great if you are able to talk to them. do you want me to connect you to them?

      • hiroshi said on 07-02-2011

        thanks migs, my only dilemma is that im afraid of rejections and failure. i also dont know where and how to start. nobody knows my real situations and i am like this…. thanks very much…

      • migs said on 07-02-2011

        sent you emails to connect with other poz friends.

      • eric said on 08-02-2011

        hiroshi, at this point of your life, you should take care of yourself, the only person you should be concern about is you , you and you, this is the time to be selfish , think about you, the rejections that you are afriad of, who cares? sila ba magbabayad ng medical expenses mo ? if so then i`ll care what others say, otherwise , think of you, you and you

    • HIVPOS27 said on 15-02-2011

      Hiroshi, don’t think that having an HIV is the end of our life. It’s not! It’s only the beginning or it’s just a wake up call to all of us who are POSITIVE! I already replied to your email, contact me once you received that message so that I can help you. Don’t ever think of ending your life it’s not the solution to your problem. Take care!

    • HIVPOS27 said on 15-02-2011

      Hiroshi, don’t think that having an HIV is the end of our life. It’s not! It’s only the beginning or it’s just a wake up call to all of us who are POSITIVE! I already replied to your email, contact me once you received that message so that I can help you. Don’t ever think of ending your life it’s not the solution to your problem. Take care!

  74. drew said on 01-02-2011

    may hiv ka ba kung tumataba ka?
    paki sagot po.

  75. Liketo said on 26-01-2011

    sa middle east papauwiin ka pag HIV+

  76. docbrian said on 26-01-2011

    sa US. President Obama removed the ban on HIV positive immigrants last year

  77. Liketo said on 25-01-2011

    jaekei; sa pagkakaalam ko wala tatangap sa HIV positive

  78. jaekei said on 25-01-2011

    pok2nat01@yahoo.com or sa pok2nat04@yahoo.com
    EMAIL ME GUYS

  79. jaekei said on 25-01-2011

    is it possible for an HIV + to wrok abraod…. may alam ba kayong bansa na tumatanggap kht + aside from thailand?

  80. jaekei said on 25-01-2011

    hey… anyone knows an HIV + who works abroad? please….

  81. enzo said on 25-01-2011

    yeah first time po for cd4 count

  82. docbrian said on 22-01-2011

    @enzo. i can prescribe you medications that can quickly increase your CD4 count. get in touch with me. ernestosorongon@yahoo.com

  83. Brandon said on 22-01-2011

    paki add din ako sa YM! positive din ako. naghahanap ng kausap. salamat…

  84. rael1980 said on 22-01-2011

    @enzo – first time mo mag pa check up?

  85. enzo said on 21-01-2011

    ang baba ng cd4 count ko 236 na lng… hay!!!!!

  86. searching said on 18-01-2011

    may we repost CARLO’S post? please….

  87. Careful said on 18-01-2011

    Wag po tayong paka siguro. Wag po tayong maniniwala kaagad na may cure na sa HIV. Eh di sana napabalita na sa buong mundo. Be safe and be careful always. Having that kind of disease is a curse, so make sure that you get protected.

  88. Liketo said on 18-01-2011

    gusto ko magkaAIDS!!!

  89. docbrian said on 18-01-2011

    hindi po. unless its a job overseas. with local jobs that are not health-related, they just usually ask for CBC,Urinalysis,StoolExam,Chest Xray and ECG. If its a health-related job like nurse, doctor, etc, they add a HepaB test. pero hindi pa mandatory ang HIV sa preemployment checkup. Unless the doctor suspects na masyadong mababa ang WBC count na lalabas sa CBC. =)

  90. tofi said on 15-01-2011

    gusto ko lang po sana magtanong… nachecheck ba sa ordinary medical (employment) if + sa HIV? (if kinuhaan ka ng blood sample) or may separate test talga para dun?

  91. docbrian said on 15-01-2011

    Dont lose hope guys. 2010 showed great leaps, bounds and breakthroughs in HIV research. In this year alone, They discovered the antibody that can kill 92% of HIV strains from an african guy who was hiv positive for 20years but did not have aids even without taking arv meds. they also discovered the specific segment of the virus that does not mutate (hence an excellent target of a future vaccine). They found a compound that can destroy the hiv viral coat. Just last month they discovered the specific protein that HIV needs to adhere to CD4 cells. Have you heard of Timothy Ray Brown? He is the 42 year old German who had been HIV positive for several years, suffered from leukemia and had a bone marrow transplant in 2007 using stem cells that had a specific anti-HIV mutation. last month he had been off his arv meds for 3 years and tests showed he still has no traces of hiv in his system. He is the first human ever cured of HIV. Now although undergoing a bone marrow transplant is not practical for everyone who has HIV, guess what, there is a clinical trial that will start this month in california on a “more practical and cheaper” version of his procedure, which also uses stem cells and replacement of the white blood cells. Because of these research breakthroughs, during the 18th AIDS conference in Vienna, for the first time in 10 years, all the HIV specialists around the world are so excited that they believe we will be able to find a cure and defeat this disease. in previous AIDS conferences kasi they never thought a cure will ever be possible. ang mga research na pinepresent were regarding the best ARV treatment combinations and protocols for hiv complications. pero never about finding a cure. Not till this year.

    Keep praying guys!!! Keep taking those ARV and hang in there. Hanggang 2011 nalang ang free ARV sa ritm so update your PhilHealth payments asap para you can get free arv meds next year. If you need to talk to someone regarding this in a private and less embarrassing environment (like the hiv clinics in ritm and sanlazaro), andito lang ako. my clinic is in dasma cavite (un nga lang).

    • bitoy said on 23-06-2011

      @docbrian sobrang newbie po ako d2, tanong ko lang po… need ko ba na hindi makipag sex kahit kanino sa 6 months window period para mas cgurado sa pagpapatest? natatakot talaga ako sa magiging result! pag pray nyo po ako :( May God Bless us all.

      • Emman said on 07-09-2011

        @bitoy: let me answer ur question for docbrian…as much as possible no sexual intercourse within the 6 months window period for more accurate result…

  92. enzo said on 15-01-2011

    positive din ko just get my result last jan 13, 2011 sa san lazaro, hay!!!!!

  93. Eya said on 13-01-2011

    How do you know if you are HIV infected?

  94. rael1980 said on 13-01-2011

    Hi, posible ba na non reactive ka tappos biglang maging reactive?

    • Emman said on 18-06-2011

      yes..when you get tested na hindi pasok sa window period..6 months after dapt from ur previous sexual intercourse…

  95. positve29 said on 03-01-2011

    hi, im positive too. i want to go to san lazaro hospital for cd4 and viral load. can someone show me the way and we can have a talk as well

  96. justine said on 07-12-2010

    kaya mo yan friend!!!!! jaekei

  97. Jaekei said on 24-11-2010

    HAYS…. labo nanaman ng isip ko… kinakabahan ako.. mababa pa kxe CD4 ko kaya kita sa CBC. hays…. sana palusutin na ako sa MEDICAL. kinakabahan ako.. for LOCAL work lng nmn…

  98. hi carlo said on 22-11-2010

    hi carlo sorry to hear that but please help me naman gusto ko rin sana ma chech about my status s HIV and i feel worri aboout my health condition and i want to do it secrectly send me email sa email ko gomezkris23@gmail.com thanks

  99. jake said on 22-11-2010

    ano b symptoms nito?
    s skin meron b lumalabas?
    bigay nmn po kau ung na experience nyo..
    tnx po

  100. jaekei said on 17-11-2010

    salamat sa mga nagEMAIL

    PLEASE DUN SA MGA KAKACONFIRM LNG THAT THEY ARE ++ lets communicate… i know how hard the situation you are into.. need nyo yang ilabas… kahit ako nga meron parin akong isyu… IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO just email me at pok2nat01@yahoo.com.. i can give you my cp no. text2 or call tau.

    Di pa HULI ang lahat para sa atin…

  101. justine said on 15-11-2010

    to DD… i guess they just did the quick test for you. If you want you and your partner go for a check up again ung they’ll take a tube blood sample not just a few drop of your blood. Well one thing I learned, even though no matter how you;ll protecting your self, if it for you, you’ll have it. I got mine via used injection done anonymouse check along the street outside the country. but anyway life must go and I know it has good reasons why i got this =p

  102. kevin ryan said on 15-11-2010

    I am new to this site, but am very impressed.
    We must never forget to love those of us with hiv.
    Most of us have done things that are “unsafe” and but for the grace of God, we are still negative.
    We must encourage the young and the lonely. Tell them that they are valued and worthwhile and that life is short and dificult enough without dying sooner than we should of a disease that we can, with common sense prevent.
    We must not abuse other gays and see to it that others don’t abuse the need we have to love and be loved. x
    .

  103. DD said on 15-11-2010

    Hi Justin/Eric – Thanks for the swift and wonderful replies. Very insighful. For the past 2 weeks, I feel like my worries will kill me.

    @Justin, they took blood samples from the both of us. Then after 20 minutes, they released the report saying non-reactive. Justin, you are + right? You are really brave man. Will definitely pray for you and our other friends here. Miracles do happen : )

    @Eric, that was really detailed. You understood my questions spot on. Will follow you reco and will have myself checked for those STDs right away. Perhaps, I’ll share the results to you guys.

    Yes, the warts disappeared biglaan. I had to go to the doctor, then after that, without any medications, it just disappeared.

    Regarding the condom, I know it was really stupid. Should have known better.

    Really appreciate the responses guys. i felt that I’ve been given a second chance at life.

  104. eric said on 14-11-2010

    to DD- this is how i understood ur question

    1. if u did not have sex with stranger for the last 12 months and assuming the HIV test is accurate meaning reliable then YES YOU ARE NEGATIVE for HIV,

    window period is usually3 – 4 months BUT SINCE u said u are monogamous for the past 12 months, then there is no need to repat HIV

    2, however u need to be check for syphilis and hepatitis, did the warts disappear WITHOUT treatment ? if so, its because the body tries to fight it, but you did get human papilloma virus which is considered carcinogenic, meaning can cause cancer IN THE FUTURE

    3. can i ask why in the world you dont use condom????????, ur suppose to use one even NOW with the same partner

    4. the skin problem sounds like seborrheic dermatitis , yes u can see it in HIV but since u r negative , then its something else,

    skin rash and joint pains can be seen in gonorrhea

    the skin rash sometimes can be seen in syphilis, so i am going back to the fact that you need to be check for syphilis, hepatitis B abd C , check liver also

    ASSUMING you are young and healthy , ur problem most likely is secondary to infectious disease since ur are sexually active

    hepatitis/ syphilis/gonorrhea can all have skin rash

    hope this helps

  105. justine said on 14-11-2010

    Hi DD

    what kind of check yan? yan b un quick check or ung iijectionan ka to get blood sample? I suggest na pa check kayo ng partner mo ung kukunin nila blood sample via injection to habe peace of mind. yung napanuod mo naman it could be 3 yrs ako negative siya then nag hiv+ lang siya lately. Also hindi naman porket HIV+ ka when you have sex without condom makakahawa u na 100% maraming case na hindi naman nahawaan. pero sympre good thing to do is to hae condom on =p pero DD ung quick test is 99% accurate un no not really have to worry. Hope it helps =p if any Q ka pm me or ym at jus19tintin@y.c

  106. DD said on 13-11-2010

    Hi guys, hope everyone’s okay, Let me share you my story. I have a partner and we are going 10 years now About 3 years ago, we separated for 1 year. During that time, I had both insertive and receptive unprotected sex with someone. A week after the deed, I noticed that there was a wart sa anal area ko, in a few weeks, dumami sya. I had it checked and genital warts nga. After a few weeks nawala din and it never recurred. I again had unprotected sex more than a year ago with another stranger.

    Here’s the twist, just about a few months ago, the person that I had sex with came out on national tv that he is HIV+. I know someone who works for that show and that person confirmed that the guy being interviewed yung nakasex ko 3 years go. He knows the guy.

    I just learned about the admission this month so I was really paranoid. Also, for the longest time, naparanoid ako kasi I have some rashes sa legs ko, and sa scalp that resemble like seborrheic dermatitis na sabi nila syptoms of Aids. Until now, it is getting worse at parang kumakalat and sobrang itchy and flaky nya. I confessed to my partner and he was very understanding. We decided to have ourselves checked. This morning, we went to a clinic and had ourselves tested for HIV.

    Thank God, the results on both HIV1 & 2 were non-reactive. Pareho kami ng partner ko. Here are my questions:

    1. Conclusive ba yung test results na we are negative? I never had any sexual encounters with a stranger for the past 12 months, same with my partner.

    2. Since that person that I had sex with 3 years ago admitted that he has HIV tapos non-reactive yung test ko ngayon, does it mean na hindi nya ako nahawa?

    3. Yung skin issues ko ngayon, I had it check sa dermatologist, and they said na some form dermatitis. Pwedeng stressed inducted. They looked at the surface and don;t normally dig in to the issue. So my question is, do you think tha my skin issue has nothing to do with an HIV infection?

    Kahit na non-reactive ako, I still feel paranoid due to the circumstances above. I hope someone can shed light on this. Thank you in advance.

  107. eric said on 13-11-2010

    @ jaekel- email me — acibig@yahoo.com for questions

  108. jake24 said on 13-11-2010

    hi guys, i’m back. H0w is every0ne d0ing here. H0pe ur all d0ing g0od. Sa february pa yung next test ko for CD4 and Viral Load. H0pe nasa n0rmal levels pa rin. Hay, i admit na kahit tanggap ko na ang sakit na to, s0metimes kapag nag.iisa ka lng at walang magawa naiisip ko nanaman ang sitwasy0n ko. But I just trust GOD kahit minsan nauubusan nko ng tiwala sa kanya, but with this kind of c0nditi0n dapat maging str0ng tlaga tayo, for ourselves, our l0ve ones and for the pe0ple who are HIV/AIDS. Btw i have a new e.add na. jayr_chin@live.com . . . Guys if you have questi0ns or need advise i’ll be here al0ng whith carlo and the other guys na p0sitive. Lets help each other str0ng. BE SAFE EVERY0NE.

  109. Jaekei said on 12-11-2010

    @ ERIC nxa philppines ka po ba?

  110. Rob said on 11-11-2010

    i was recently asked to donate blood to a relative and they didn’t find any disease in my blood.
    I am assuming that they test it for STDs and HIV correct?
    I’d like to be assured kasi biglang natakot naman ako after reading this thread.

    Thanks guys.

  111. eric said on 11-11-2010

    i don`t understand what people here means when they say— di pa ako nag take ng meds
    — just a very important medical fact

    when one is HIV +, you start HAART , i`m sure you know what it stands for, we DO NOT USE CD 4 counts- 10 years ago pa yun

    one use VIRAL LOAD- which should be UNDETECTABLE

    the regimen of HIV people are HAART, prophylaxis medicne to prevent TB, PCP, fungal infection ( what meds you take depends on CD 4 counts — now this is where you use CD 4 counts)

    i dont want to put down san lazaro or whatever is in charge of HIV program, the medicine/ regiemn that are being use in manila is definitely not current

  112. Jaekei said on 11-11-2010

    This past few days xobrang naSSTRESS ako…. ung friend ko He promise me a work pro di nya ako napasok pinaghintay nya lang ako ng 2mons.. to think i need ko ung work sobra kxe gusto ko nmn mgkahanda sa Bday ko.. tapos next day nalaman ko na 310 result ko sa CD4 sbe ni ms. anna need ko na daw magtake ng MEDS..
    bigla tuloy akong kinabahan…

    Pro talaga bang when time comes ang lahat ng positive magtatake tlga ng meds… magdadaan at magdadaan tlga sila dun?

  113. Ace of heart said on 09-11-2010

    Don’t loose hope……
    live ur life to the fullest……

  114. HIVPOS27 said on 25-10-2010

    SOCIAL HYGIENE CLINIC is conducting HIV TESTING and it’s for FREE!!!

    The Rapid test results will take only a couple of minutes (5 minutes maximum!) So this is it folks! Now is the perfect time to get yourself tested. Spread awareness and not the virus!

    Look for Tita Malou of Social Hygiene Clinic. She is great and she’s always there to help out. You could also go to RITM look for ate Ana, Ate Ellen or Ate Shola.

    It is important to know what is going on with our body, the sooner that you know that your positive then the sooner we can do something about it. If you test negative, consider this as your wake-up call and change your bad habits think of it as you SECOND CHANCE. For those who will turn out to be POSITIVE, this is not the end of your life this is just a beginning, there’s a reason why GOD chosen us to be POSITIVE.

    Social Hygiene Clinic Manila Health Department,
    2nd Floor of 208 Quiricada Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila
    Contact Details: For inquiries, call 711-6942 and look for Dra. Diana Mendoza or Ms. Malou Tan, Tell them you got this info from Carlo of San Lazaro Hospital.
    Monday to Friday only from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    You can also visit my blog: http://www.hivpos27.blogspot.com/

  115. Carlo said on 25-10-2010

    Hi Peeps! Sorry kung di ako naka kapag reply sa message nyo been busy with work this past few months. Musta na po kayo? I hope everyone is ok, email me if you have any questions about HIV/AIDS! Thanks!

  116. jaekei said on 25-10-2010

    justine- ngSSPAM eh kaya ngmessage ako xeo thru CHAT

  117. justine said on 24-10-2010

    Jaeki…… try to email u to this email pok2nat01@yahoo.com or sa pok2nat04@yahoo.com

    but no response from you poh……..

  118. jaekei said on 20-10-2010

    ngapalit ba ng no. si mam ANNA ng RITM? huhuhu

  119. jaekei said on 20-10-2010

    pok2nat01@yahoo.com or sa pok2nat04@yahoo.com

    sa lahat ng kagaya kong positive… message me sa eADD ko… hope magkapagKWENTUHAN TAYO..

    carlo salamat sa pagtanggap at pagsagot ng mga tawag ko.
    kababalik ko lng ng singapore.. hayss ang sakit dapat nandun na din ako ngtratrabaho pro hndi pwede dhil + ako.. mahigpit pa nmn sila sa medical… every 3 mons. till now wla pa rin ako work…
    paHELP nmn… bka may alam kayung WORK jan.

  120. justine said on 13-10-2010

    guys i need friends who are ++ too…… am 24 chinito meztiso cute looking =) email me jus19tintin@yahoo.com

  121. justine said on 11-10-2010

    guys…. question….. may hiv test ba during pre- employment? sa pinas or medical exam? will it affect the employment?

    • HIVPOS27 said on 15-02-2011

      Wala pong hiv test sa pre-employment dito sa Pinas pero pag magwo work ka sa ibang country meron po. :)

  122. Ronron said on 06-10-2010

    im positive for 1 year na diagnose ako dahil paalis ako papuntang Italya bigla ako pinatawag sa clinic kinabahan agad ako ayun positive ako, tulala ako nalakad ko mula malate hangang monumento. sa simula mahirap tangapin , parang gusto mo nang maglaho nalang sa mundo, parang wala nang silbing mabuhay, parang wala nang pag asa, wala kang ibang pwedeng sisihin kundi sarili mo pero hindi pala! kailangan mo mabuhay at mag move on. sa simula nahirapan ako tangapin nasa peak na ako nang carrer ko wow biglang bagsak, nag resign ako sa present work ko sa sobrang depression pero sa tulong at soporta nang family ko natutunan kong rin tangapin na positive na ako. marami pa pala ako pwede gawin, marami pa palang pwedeng mangyari sa buhay ko.

    sa ngayon balik trabaho ulit ako hindi ko iniisip na may someting na kalawang na unti unti sumisira sa sistema ko wala naman yan eh nasa isip lang yan think positive, thank pa rin ako d pa ako nag take nang medecation dahil mataas pa CD4 ko. maraming naging positive effect ang pagiging positive ko sa HIV naging mas malapit ako sa family ko, naging mas maingat na ako sa health ko i go to gym 3x a week, nag gain ako nang 5kg hehehehe at naging iba pananaw ko sa buhay.

    kaya sa mga kagaya ko think positive hindi natatapos ang buhay kung positive ka wag mo sisihin sarili mo madedepressed ka lang wala namang mangyayari kung problemahin mo ung problema na wala nang solusyon, gumawa ka nang paraan para mabuhay ka para sa sarili mo at sa pamilya mo. mahaba pa buhay natin maraming mga medication ngayon na pwede pagpilian. pray nalang natin na wag maputol ang support nang World fund para sa libreng gamot natin.

    • aaron said on 14-02-2011

      khit ba my hiv ka pde ka parin ba mg ka work d un mkikita sa test dito??

      • HIVPOS27 said on 15-02-2011

        Pwede ka pa rin mag work d naman required dito sa Pinas na mag undergo ng HIV test bago ka pumasok sa trabaho unlike in other countries. :)

  123. PTV4 said on 02-10-2010

    here is my second email address for security purposes only: ptv4broadcasting@yahoo.com

  124. PTV4 said on 02-10-2010

    Can i have your email address? I want to talk to you if you have time..

    Thanks,

    ptv

  125. vhins said on 22-09-2010

    Hello guys!!! nabasa ko lahat ng mga stories nyo and i was inspired of all the stories. Inspired? the truth is natakot ako….. madami narin akong nakasex.. people na meet ko sa chat and internet (gay site). Homebody person ako kaya sila nalang pumunta sa place ko. Gusto ko rin mag patest pero natatakot ako. baka mawalan ako ng trabaho. di ko kaya na mawalan ako ng trabaho. mawawalan ako ng kaibigan… Ano po ang gagawin ko. Buti nalang nandyan kayo.. Love you guys!!! keep it up! Godbless!

  126. sho said on 15-09-2010

    ang bigat ng topic na ‘to, nakaka overwhelm. well. i do hope malagpasan ninyo ang pinagdadaanan ninyo. thanks for being inspiration sa iba. just keep on praying, ang always think positive, ika nga ni carlo.
    i’m 26 and still single, wala pa din experience, and after reading this post, and some of the responses, parang gusto ko na lang maging single at virgin for the rest of my life… kahit pa madaming pagkakataon na pinapangarap ko mag ka jowa…

  127. jaekei said on 10-09-2010

    patient + kung nahihiya ka maglagay ka ng MASK… siguro nmn maiintindihan nila un.. kxe un ang ginagawa ko sa RITM

  128. jaekei said on 10-09-2010

    hays.. ayun nakaenroll na ako sa RITM… masakit mang marinig pro ok na din ang salitang WELCOME TO THE FAMILY….sana ayos na sa monday ung machine for CD4 para makapagpakuha na ako po…. at BAD NEWS… till 2012 nalng daw ang libreng gamot… awww…. sana may kumilos na para mapahaba ito.. lalo na ngaung tumataas ang kaso ng POSITIVE… pleaseee…

  129. patient+ said on 09-09-2010

    since nadiagnosed ako + never pako ngpapa cd4 LAGOT BKA MABABA NA CD4 ko huhuhu nakakaramdam nko sintomas nahihiya ako pumunta sa san lazaro haaay

  130. jake24 said on 09-09-2010

    patient + : advice ko sau. U shud have ur baseline na. Dapat nung lumabas yung results eh nagpabaseline kna. Masakit nga lng sa bulsa pern kelangan tlaga natin un para maagapan agad ung sakit at kng mgstart na tau ng meds. Wala pupuntahan ang hiya.hiya kc health mu na ang pinag.uusapan dito. BE STR0NG and BE SAFE

  131. jake24 said on 03-09-2010

    hi jaekei,
    Sorry to hear ab0ut your result but hey, it’s n0t the end of the w0rld. Your life d0esnt end there. Everything happens for a reas0n and just trust the one ab0ve. Pray ka lagi, ask f0r his guidance. And life g0es on. D0nt be t0o hard on yourself. My advise : 1) undergo ur baseline of ur CD4 and Viral Load. So you would take the necessary measures to protect urself. 2) abstain fr0m sex pero kung di tlaga kaya,use c0nd0ms. 3) you should have a supp0rt gr0up (friends, parents, relatives), u need them. But be sure that you can trust them and they can keep a secret. Mas better na malaman ng mga magulang mu, they deserve to kn0w, im n0t telling you to tell them right away, proper timing lng. 4) healthy lifestyle eat healthy f0ods, en0ugh sleep, take vitamins especially vit C. And av0id vices like sm0king and drinking.
    If you have questi0ns bro just sho0t me a messge @ jayr_chin@hotmail.com.

    BE SAFE GUYS

  132. Justin G. said on 30-08-2010

    When i was younger… much younger… in my teens, i practiced unprotected sex with my classmates and cousins… i figured we were all young and had no risk.
    when i got older, i stopped it na copletely… the most i do with a male prostitute or Es service provider is just to allow them to jerk me off. there were three times though that while they were rubbing their thing outisde my back side, they entered my hole…
    but i checked their thing and they were very far from cuming and their heads were very dry….
    last time this happend was 3 months ago…
    i kinda got worried so i stopped that totally. i truely hope im not infected. are there any syptoms?
    you guys know getting tested is the worst and i think my exposure is very little….
    sana MGG just writes about more topics regarding sex experiences so i can uyse this site to kinda get off…
    Topics like:

    1.My first time
    2.My youngest experience (the youngest boy i’ve done it with outside rape)
    3.Which celebrities are gay and why do i know
    4.Have you done it with a celeb?
    5.Where was your wildest place?
    6.Cousins (have you done it with a cousin or close relative)
    7.Who was your oldest experience?
    8.Spas in boracay with ES
    9.Spas in baguio with ES
    10.Spas in south with ES
    11.Were you ever seduced?
    12.Did you ever seduce a straight boy?
    13. things that happend in BORA
    14. Puberty
    15. Shaved
    16.I just wanna get this off my chest!!!!
    17. Im hurt!
    18. Best friends and Barkada
    19. underwea fetish
    20. what happens in the future

    Not a perv or anything like that… i use this site to get me off sometimes so that i can behave during the day.
    this way of life was chosen for us and not by us. I dont like the consequences that can happen when we have unprotected sex so i revert to my right hand nalang.
    P.S. in the Vatican, there are scriptures in the 1300’s about gay preists and other ifficials of the church that they keep burried. It is not a sin to be gay! what’s hapenning to AIDS becoming prolific is partially caused by society not accepting us!
    So all of this i beleive is part of GODs plan… I beleive in God and stay Catholic because i beleive Mama Merry is a st and all the saints we prey too help us…
    i feel sorry for you Carlo and hope you know that GOD loves you very much… All this is is life!

  133. Jaekei said on 26-08-2010

    bc na si carlos.. di na xa ngrerespond dito.. huhu

  134. Ohmygosh... said on 24-08-2010

    jakei…lumabas narin ang result ng akin negative naman…pasalamat talaga me ng bonggng bongga sa maykapal…sa loob ng 2 taon…naka 19 nalalaki ako…though 1 lang ang anal…hndi parin naman safe ang oral…hindi kasalanan ang sex…kailngan yan ng isang normal na nilalang…yun nga lang mali ang pamamaraan…hindi rin ako mkapaniwala sa sarili ko…hindi naman ako ganyan sa pinas at alam kong mas mataas ang aids rate dito pero lagi paring nananaig ang tawag ng libido…habang inaantay ko ang result hindi ko rin alam kung ano ang gagawin kung sakaling positive kaya mahirap magpayo gayong mahirap ang ganyan kalagayan..ganunpaman…wala tayong ibang aasahan kundi ang sarili natin kung sakali mng talikuran tayo ng ating kaibgan at pamilya…kaya mag move-on parin hanap tayo ng paraan ng paano makakabangon…hingi lng lagi ng tulng kay God..

  135. Jaekei said on 24-08-2010

    Lumabas na RESULT ko and its sez i’m POSITIVE.
    eto nanaman ako nangi2nig ang buong katawan, nanghihina sa masamang balita…

    madaming tumatakbo sa isip ko ngaun at isa na nga dito ang magpakamatay…. Gusto ko magpakamatay kxe ayoko maging pabigat sa pamilya ko lalo na sa nanay ko.

    ang sakit tanggapin.. dati biro biro lng ang lahat, ngaun anjan na xa… nanjan na ang traydor na sakit… ang sakit ng panadaliang kaligayahang mglulumok sa iyo sa habang buhay na pagdurusa..

    kasabay ng masang balita ang malakas na pagbuhos ng ulan,,, magaling, pangdagdag sa lungkot na nararamdaman… mas pinalamig pa ang pusong sugatan.. mas pinaramdam pa ang kalungkutan ng pagIISA.

    walang ibang dapat sisihin kundi ang sarili, ang sariling naging uhaw sa tawag ng laman, ang sariling naging mahina at ngpabuyo sa tawag ng kasamaan.

    napakasakit, napakasakit.. ni Hindi man lang ako nakapagTrabaho para sa aking magulang.
    bagong graduate pa nmn ako.
    akala o eto na ang tyansa naming umahon sa kahirapan.. akala ko eto na ang simula ng pagbuo ko sa mga pangrap ko na mala kastilyong buhangin.
    yun pala may dadating na unos at tuluyang mgpapaguho nito. parang alon sa dagat na hindi papalupig at di hahayang mabuo ang kastilyong buhangin.

    ano na ba ang gagawin ko?
    san na ba ako pupunta?
    makakapagtrabaho pa kaya ako?
    gaano pa ako katagal mabuhay?
    matutunan ko kayang wag matakot sa kamatayan?

  136. eli said on 23-08-2010

    hello everyone… thank you for you story Carlo. You are a blessing.
    I want to get tested. Pero gusto ko sana may kasama. Sino ba pwede maksabay sa SOCIAL HYGIENE CLINIC?

  137. patient + said on 23-08-2010

    Kung maibabalik ko lng ang panahon sana ngpaka safe ako all the time, pero wla na ako magagawa pa nandiyan na sa ngayon binibilang ko na lng araw ko last month lng ako nadiagnose im so helpless wala pang nkakaalam except ung ngdiagnose…I hope sum1 cud help me…

  138. ScaredandConfused said on 22-08-2010

    jaekei hows ur results???

  139. Ohmygosh... said on 21-08-2010

    Thank the Lord…kakukuha ko lang ng HIV result ngaun…salamat talaga at negative kundi tsugi ako sa work…deport talaga me ng bonggang bongga…muntik na talaga me maiyak at medyo kinakabahan ako habang papunta sa clinic…wakeup call talaga Ito sakin…I won’t take it for granted…thank u talaga sa blog mo Mareng migz…nakakaparanoid ang pagiisip…babawasan ko ng konti ang alindog ko para walang magyaya charot! Sa mga kumare out there palakas tayo wag pagapo sa sakit at sa mga sinuwerte ng kaunti konting ingat at wag nating gawing Kanin ang sex… Maging choosy at magbaon parati ng condominium! Salamat sa inyo guys mwahhhh…GOd bless!

  140. Jaekei said on 20-08-2010

    Carlo… may mapapayo ka bang effective na food supplements? that could help to boost my immunity?

  141. drew said on 19-08-2010

    @eric

    e-mailed you already

  142. eric said on 19-08-2010

    @ drew pls email me or if i can have ur email- acibig@yahoo.com

    thanks

  143. jake24 said on 19-08-2010

    Hi again guys,

    just want to comment on drew. There is certainly a risk in doing oral as well. especially if you have open wound kahit, konting sugat lng sa gilagid after magtoothbrush or magfloss. i have read din in some articles sa web na kahit PRECUM ay pwd makainfect. BE SAFE GUYS…

  144. inigo said on 17-08-2010

    hello carlo. how long have you been separated with your ex-bf before he tested you for HIV and confirmed you were positive? i’m concerned about the years that the virus might have generated in your system before the actual diagnosis.

  145. drew said on 17-08-2010

    first of all, i want to thank Carlo and McVie for sharing their stories. it has been an aweking for me and for sure, for many others as well. we all know HIV exists but you guys brought us to reality that IT CAN HAPPEN TO US!!!

    i am in my late 20s. for MORE than a month now, i have been thinking if i myself have HIV as well. almost every sexual encounter i experienced has been flashing back. although i have been more into oral, i also had my share of anal sex… three of them being unproteced with one of which having cum inside me. i have never been to bathhouses or pick up random strangers at bars. i usually pay for sex (although i am not ugly at all ;)) and have met a few guys online in my younger years. perhaps i have given oral sex to different men on almost a weekly basis at least twice a month for the past 5 years or so. but i have been reading WE ARE ALSO AT RISK in doing oral sex. ORAL SEX is not risk free.

    anyway, today was the day. because of Carlo and McVie, i needed to put myself under the test to pacify me and accept the fact iif i had HIV or to forget all my useless anxieties and thank God for my second chance in life if i was negative.

    i took my HIV Screening test in Hi-Percision but unfortunately, results are not given instantly. you need to wait for hours before the results are released. took my test around 1pm awhile ago and just a few minutes ago, i called thei head office. fingers shaking, heart pounding, and voice almost cracking upon speaking to the operator. fortunately, my results came back as Non Reactive.

    anyway, i cannot thank Carlo and McVie enough for making me realize i am mortal. if you need anyone to talk to, i am here. 09178350342. i am a health professional by the way…

  146. Kiks said on 14-08-2010

    kudos to you carlo.

    let all the pozzies of pinas gather and go.

  147. Wilberchie said on 14-08-2010

    naiyak ako grabeh. pero I’m proud of you carlo. Keep it up. may your story inspire other people.

  148. Jaekei said on 14-08-2010

    Carlo: maraming salamat sa mabuting balita… sobrang pinukaw mo ang kaba sa aking dibdib.

    malapit na magISANg LINGGO at bka LUMABAS na ang RESULT ko sa RITM,,, nagkakapasa na ang mga tuhod ko sa pagdarasal nguni alam ko kulang pa ito sa mga nagawang kong kasalanan. Naway ipagkaloob pa sa akin ng Diyos ang aking kahilingan.. na MgNEGATIVE sa RESULT ng HIV… naniniwala ako sa HIMALA.

    Nung mga nakalipas na araw lagi akong ngpupunta sa simbahan.. nananalangin na sana ako’y patawarin….

    kahapon nung hinawakan ko ung ALTAR sa UNAHAN sa SIMBAHAN ng BACLARAn may kung ano ako naramdaman na pumasok sa akin.. parang pinagaan nya ang loob ko.

    tinanggal nya ang sakit ng katawan ko maging ang kirot sa dibdib ko. Naway maging mabuti ung sinyales.

    AMEN AMEN AMEN.

  149. Ohmygosh... said on 13-08-2010

    nakakashokot etech!

  150. metoto said on 13-08-2010

    HOLD ON!

  151. Carlo said on 13-08-2010

    Jaekei: Wag ka matakot madami na ngayong gamot tapos with the help of other countries and NGO’s like the Global Fund nakakakuha ang mga POSITIVE na nangangailangan ng gamot or Anti-Retro Viral Drugs for FREE.

  152. Jaekei said on 13-08-2010

    carlo, hangang ngaun puno parin ako ng takot…. sa bawat pagGising ko kaba at takot ang unang kong nararamdama.
    natatakot ako dahil bka di namin kayanin ang gamutan.. di nmn kme mayaman… mahal ba tlga ang mga gamot?

  153. Carlo said on 12-08-2010

    SOCIAL HYGIENE CLINIC is conducting HIV TESTING and it’s for FREE!!!

    The Rapid test results will take only a couple of minutes (5 minutes maximum!) So this is it folks! Now is the perfect time to get yourself tested. Spread awareness and not the virus!

    Look for Tita Malou of Social Hygiene Clinic. She is great and she’s always there to help out. You could also go to RITM look for ate Ana, Ate Ellen or Ate Shola.

    It is important to know what is going on with our body, the sooner that you know that your positive then the sooner we can do something about it. If you test negative, consider this as your wake-up call and change your bad habits think of it as you SECOND CHANCE. For those who will turn out to be POSITIVE, this is not the end of your life this is just a beginning, there’s a reason why GOD chosen us to be POSITIVE.

    Social Hygiene Clinic Manila Health Department,
    2nd Floor of 208 Quiricada Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila
    Contact Details: For inquiries, call 711-6942 and look for Dra. Diana Mendoza or Ms. Malou Tan, Tell them you got this info from Carlo of San Lazaro Hospital.
    Monday to Friday only from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    You can also visit my blog: http://www.hivpos27.blogspot.com/

  154. bhong said on 12-08-2010

    after watchn d m0vie ‘bangkok love story’ mjo knbhn ako at naalala ko ang post n ito.so bnlikan q at bnsa ang mga coments.ndi n q mk2log after dat.d nman me gnun kharot.ac2ualy 2x q plng ntry mkpg-makeluv nd s 1 tao lng.peo sbi nga nla’we cn never cn tel’ü!ngaun mjo ngu2luhan aq.prang gs2 q mgpa-test kso prang d q kya hrpn f mg-positiv aq.sna mkhngi aq ng advice s inyo.temvhong@yahoo.com is my email ad.tnx.

    • rein santos said on 06-04-2011

      Hi Bhong, I can accompany you to San Lazaro. Just talk to me when. I know, you know me. What a small world after all? At dito pa tau nagkaserious communication,. Don’t be afraid and please don’t think that I judge you. NO! I do understand you and you can have your secret with me, if and if the result turned to be bad. And before I leave this comment box, I wonder why nobody emailed you because your email add was written incorrectly! Ampot! I think you need to change it. And your message was posted last August, haaaist! It’s been for a while. Anyway, see you soon!

  155. tonichi said on 12-08-2010

    Kay Carlo at sa iba pang HIV positive,

    Una sa lahat, salamat sa inyong katapatan at lakas ng loob na isiwalat sa buong mundo ang inyong kalooban. Mahirap tanggapin, masakit isipin, pero sa mundong punumpuno ng diskriminasyon, tayo-tayo pa rin ang magtutulungan. Tayo-tayo pa rin ang iinitindi sa nararamdaman ng isa’t isa.

    Gusto kitang yakapin Carlo, lahat kayo. Isasama ko kayo sa aking panalangin sa araw-araw. Hindi ko kayo huhusgahan dahil walang sinumang may karapatang gawin iyon sa inyo. ASt mas lalo hindi kayo dapat kutyain.

    Sa aming Parokya ay may support group para sa mga cancer patients and survivors. Bilang katuwang ng grupo, dama ko ang sakit pero mas nararamdaman ko ang kanilang pag-asa na pahabain pa ng Panginoon ang kanilang buhay. Dama ko ang kanilang saya sa ikli o haba ng panahong nalalabi, ibig sabihin, ninanamnam nila ang bawa’t sandali, ang bawa’t pagkakataon.

    Ito nang handog sa inyo ng Panginoon sa inyong kalagayan ngayon: ANG PANAHON, ANG PAGKAKATAON. Habang buhay pa, may panahon pang magpatawad at humingi ng tawad, magpasalamat, magbigay, magmahal, magpasaya, magdiwang sa kagandahan ng buhay. May pagkakataon pang lumapit sa Panginoon at ihanada ang sarili sa paglalakbay tungo sa kanyang tahanan.

    Hindi ko sinasabing kamatayan na ang katumbas ng anumang kalagayan niyo ngayon. On the contrary, pagpapahalaga at pagpapasigla sa buhay ang aking hinahangad para sa inyo. At magagawa lang natin na maging mas makubuluhan ang buhay, anuman ang ating kalagayan, kung isusuko natin ito sa Panginoon.

    Muli, walang panghuhusga, wala rin akong pinipilit na relihiyon o gawaing pagsamba. Nasa inyong desisyon pa rin ang pagbubuo ng relasyon sa Panginoon.

    Ano’t ano man Carlo, kasama kayo sa aking panalangin simula sa gabing ito.

  156. hhmygosh... said on 12-08-2010

    could anyone share some symptoms of HIV? I mean based on your personal experience?

  157. Ohmygosh... said on 11-08-2010

    Nakakaloka! HIV is indeed a very strong malady Kaya nga walng lunas sa sakin na to. Is there anyone who could share their personal experience when it comes to symptoms of this desease? All i know is that it depends on how strong the HIV virus infected a body Kung kelan madedetect Kung positive ka pedeng in two weeks after the sex intercourse or bonggang bonggang 6 months ung incubation period. But there must at least symptoms na maeexist dahil strong tong virus na to. I am not into anal sex but as what studies had proven Hindi run safe ang huli. I read also articles about oral sex and some of them even swallowed the sperm like some kinda honeydew juice of an infected person but it turned out that luckily that person was negative to the test. I know it is a case to case basis. But we should know that there is something wrong with our body that makes us suspect of carrying a disease. Nakaka-stress ang issue promise I will stop it if turns negative…HIV is so harsh it doesn’t give a person a second chance.

  158. isko said on 11-08-2010

    thank you very much jake24. pagmumuni-munihan ko muna.i just graduated. i don’t know if i can handle it. if only i behaved in my college years it won’t kick me now. anyways thank you again.

  159. Jaekei said on 11-08-2010

    aun medyo ok na po ako… medyo gumagaan na pakiramdam ko… sa mga nakaraang araw lagi akong kapiling ng diyos.. tao ako lagi sa ADORATION CHAPEL… humihiling prin ng pangalwang pagkakataon. na Ipagkaloob nya sa akin na MAGNEGATIVE sa ELISA…

    gayun pa man… lumapit na din ako sa pari s baclaran. nangumpisal na din ako… humingi ng tawad sa mga nagawa kong kasalanan at nangako na tatalikuran na ang mga maling gawain.

    PLEASE ISAMA NYO PA DIN AKO SA DALANGIN NYO… na NAWA’Y MAGNEGATIVE AKO.

    nakakatawa mang isipin minsan iniisip ko na kagaya ko ung taong IMMUNE sa HIV… na maging 2 na kme….hmm pampalakas lng ng loob pagbigyan nyo na ako.

    SALAMAT sa SUMUPORTA at sa mga SUSUPORTA..

  160. jake24 said on 11-08-2010

    hi isko,
    Comment lng ako. It doesn’t mean na kng may STD ka ay may HIV ka and vice versa. But usually sa mga doctor pag may napacheck.up na patient na positive sa STD. They usually advice them to undergo HIV testing. Pero FYI, HIV testing is voluntary. Di mu mapipilit yung tao kng ayaw nya magpatest. At yung test is held c0nfidential. Medtech’s use c0des sa mga cases na gnun. So very c0nfidential tlaga. If gsto mu tlang mgpatest dumerechn na nlng sa SAN LAZARO HOSP punta ka sa SACCL, mag walk.in ka nlng dun. Kasi pag sa mga ospital ka pa, they charge additi0nal fees pa so mas mahal. HIV testing is ar0und 900 or the most 1k. It would take 2-3wks, minsan a week depende kung kelan sila magrun nung samples, di kasi yun tingi.tingi. By batch sila kng mga.run nung test. if you have questi0ns e.mail nyo lng ako guys. . . jayr_chin@hotmail.com
    BE SAFE

  161. isko said on 11-08-2010

    tulong naman. i went to the doctor months ago. gusto ko sana magpacheck ng HIV. Pero they asked me whether I was positive on STD. Sabi ko haven’t been checked. He told me to undergo STD diagnosis instead pero nag negative ako. So i thought ok na. As i read the blog I noticed Carlo was negative on STD however positive sya sa HIV. is it possible to be HIV + when in fact you are STD negative for the past years?

  162. Jaekei said on 11-08-2010

    wla pa po. kakadala pa lng sa RITM nung MONDAy. please iPAG-PRAY nyo ako. till now nangi2nig padin ang katawan ko sa takot… dati bawat umaga masaya ako pagnagigicng ako ngaun bawat umaga na nagigising ako takot at kaba ang bumubungad sa akin.

    akala ko dati ang lahat birobiro lang… di ko inalintana ang dalang pangamba ng pakikipagtalik sa kapwa ko lalake..

    nanay ko plng ang nakakaALAM, nakakatakot pagnalaman ng tatay ko bka mapatay nya ako.

    hays nawa’y ipagkaloob pa sa akin ng panginoon ang mabuhay pa ng normal, at hayaang makapagtrabaho para sa aking ina. mapaligaya ko nmn xa, ung wala xang pinuproblema sa pera.
    kung kelan handa na akong mgpaalipin sa trabaho sa ibang bansa, eto ang bumungad sa akin.. parang lahat ng pangarap ko unti unting bumabagsak, na parang bawat tipak ng bato unti unting nababakbak.

  163. ScaredandConfused said on 10-08-2010

    Hi Carlo thank you so much for sharing your story… It really is an inspiration and Jaekei how r u?? kmsta results mo?

  164. Jaekei said on 10-08-2010

    sa ngmessge po sa akin SALAMAT po… sorry kung di ako makareply. kxe SPAM daw messge ko. kung ok lng po… email nyo sa akin cp no. nyo… please Swear i’ll keep evrything confidential. PLEASE…

  165. renz said on 09-08-2010

    TO ALL GAYS, CLOSETS OUT THERE BE SURE U KNOW ALL UR PARTNERS IN LIFE OR ELSE ITO MANGYARI SA INYO JUST LIKE WHAT CARLO CONFESSES SO BEWARE GUYS AT MAG INGAT. TO U CARLO JUST GO ON COZ LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL.

  166. jake24 said on 08-08-2010

    Hi,

    I’m back! just offering help here…kng sino dyan na gstong may makausap na like me who’s HIV+. feel free to e-mail me at jayr_chin@hotmail.com.

  167. elo said on 08-08-2010

    gusto ko magkaroon ng friends na ganyan…kala ko sa TV lang yan na napanood ko…wla lang to be frienship lang..

  168. jake24 said on 08-08-2010

    hi,
    I’m HIV+ as well. Got my blo0d tested 05/24/2010. And result came in 06/01/2010. I didnt expect na gnun ung result. A week after extracti0n plng ng bl0od i went into depressi0n, i cant sleep every nyt, i just lay d0wn sa bed tas tumutulo lng luha ko. Sinabihan q yung 2 cl0se BI friends q na i t0ok the HIV, yung isa humagulg0l tlaga wyl we were talking sa ph0ne. Naiyak na lng din ako habang nagiik0t sa mall. Told my parents as well. My dad just kept quiet but my m0m. Parang dinibdib nya tlaga. Saw her crying 1 tym sa sala, she was crying so hard. S0me of my relatives knew my situati0n as well and thankful ako bc0z all out supp0rt sila skin but there are instances na i would feel the discriminati0n. Pero i kept quiet nlng. S0metyms when im al0ne at naremember q sakit q, tutulo nlng bigla luha ko at mayat.maya humahagulg0l nko. Minsan naman i dr0p by sa church then magpray, it really helps me relax at yung bigat sa l0ob ko nbabawasan. Last m0nth nagpabaseline nko CD4 at Viral Load. So far mataas pa ang immunity q, i was very f0rtunate daw na magkar0on ng gnung result sbi ni d0c. will be having my next batch of test by the end of the m0nth. H0pefully sana g0od news pa rin. TO ALL OF YOU GUYS NA P0SITIVE, DONT L0OSE H0PE, MADEPRESS NA KNG MADEPRESS BUT YOU HAVE TO M0VE ON AFTER THAT, LIFE MUST GO ON. . . GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  169. Jaekei said on 08-08-2010

    nakakaiyak… nakikita ko ngaun sarili ko… kahapon ko lng nlaman kxe i’m about to DONATE a blood tapos tinawag ako ng MEDTECH and aun ngPOSITIVE daw ako sa QUICK check… at twice nyang ginawa un. sbe nya ipagdasal ko daw na mgNEGATIVE ang test pagdinala nya sa RITM…

    pro still di ko kayang sbhn sa family ko un.. lalo na sa MOM ko.. fresh grad ako ng NURSING (bobo ko NURSING pamandin!) and papnta na ako ng SINGAPORE sa sept. to work there kxo nung nalaman ko mukhang malabo ito….

    hndi nmn sa nagiging pesimistic ako pro I NEED help kung anut anu man ang datnan… may PLACE po ba para sa mga kagaya ko..
    alam kong di kakayanin ng magulang ko. di nmn kme mayaman para masustentuhan ang panga2ilangan ko.

    PLEASE I REALLY NEED HELP! email nyo nmn po ako sa
    pok2nat01@yahoo.com or sa pok2nat04@yahoo.com

    still I hope and pray na magNEGATIVE..

  170. Jeffrey said on 07-08-2010

    carlo, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!!

    and tama yung iba, dito palang sa pag kwento mo samin, you are actually saving many lives already. and you know what? funny as it may sound, pero with all these help para sa community, sobrang daming pogi points mo na kay papa Jesus.

  171. kirsss said on 07-08-2010

    carlo….. thank you to share your life to us sobrang tapang mo sobang bilib ako sayo… minsan lang akong mag comment dito kay migs at isa ang ka dun sa na pili ko…..wag kang mawalan ng pag asa ipag patuloy mo ang tapang mo sa buhay hindi porke may HIV ka mamatay kana…. lahat tyo daan dun sa kamatayan hindi natin alam kung kailan… kung pano only Gods knows when diba…. ipagpatuloy mo ang journey mo sa life mo ang im willing to meet you pag vacation ko dyn sa pinas…. sobrang gusto ko ma meet ka i hope migs will give me your email address please….

  172. Carlo said on 07-08-2010

    Thank you po sa lahat ng nag comment. I really need, though medyo ironic kasi although I’m already POSITIVE I always think POSITIVE pa rin! Guys, for those who want to reach me just email me at hivpos27@yahoo.com . Always Be Safe! :)

  173. Little Fish said on 07-08-2010

    In the end of LIFE…we are JUDGE by LOVE.

    Whatever happens….happens with a reason.

    LOve love love love……….Carlo.

  174. Geek.o said on 07-08-2010

    This is highly informative. I agree w/ the previous post that Carlo might have saved many lives by sharing his story to us. I am a virgin in gay sex and this story only increased my choosiness s mkakavirgin sakin. Lol. To Carlo, you really are a beacon of light. I just hope na thru ds tym of trial, may ksma ka n dumadamay sa’yo. I’ll include u in my n0vena. God bless you!

  175. Fishy said on 07-08-2010

    low viral load… small number… extremely small…
    they still don’t mean zero.
    best way is to absolutely take all this information in and always get protection, no matter what.
    HIVPOS27, you are an angel, and by providing much needed information you may have actually already saved lives.
    my heartfelt hugs to you… :-)

  176. balladeer27 said on 07-08-2010

    natuwa nman ako sa pag oopen up nya.
    ako im scared to have the test, di nman ako ganun ka ganid sa sex, but still, i want to be sure.
    dko lang alam san pde ma test dito sa tarlac area wala makakaalam.

  177. josh_me10 said on 07-08-2010

    Hi….Migs….

    i also need to check my status as per Carlo’s letter…

    maybe you can send me the email of carlo….

    or if ur able to read my comments pls do email me carlo

    josh_me10@yahoo.com

  178. HIVPOS27 said on 07-08-2010

    THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HIV!

    What are the main routes of HIV transmission?

    These are the main ways in which someone can become infected with HIV:

    Unprotected penetrative sex with someone who is infected.
    Injection or transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, donations of semen (artificial insemination), skin grafts or organ transplants taken from someone who is infected.
    From a mother who is infected to her baby; this can occur during pregnancy, at birth and through breastfeeding.
    Sharing unsterilised injection equipment that has previously been used by someone who is infected.

    Can I be infected if my partner doesn’t have HIV?

    No. Like all sexually transmitted infections, HIV cannot be ‘created’, only passed on. If you are sure that your partner does not have HIV, then there is no risk of acquiring it, even if you do have unprotected sex (whether it be vaginal, anal or oral). However, pregnancy and other sexually transmitted diseases (if your partner has one) remain a risk, so you should still use a condom or other suitable form of birth control wherever possible.

    How safe is oral sex?

    Although it is possible to become infected with HIV through oral sex, the risk of becoming infected in this way is much lower than the risk of infection via unprotected sexual intercourse with a man or woman.

    When giving oral sex to a man (sucking or licking a man’s penis) a person could become infected with HIV if infected semen came into contact with damaged and receding gums, or any cuts or sores they might have in their mouth.

    Giving oral sex to a woman (licking a woman’s vulva or vagina) is also considered relatively low risk. Transmission could take place if infected sexual fluids from a woman got into the mouth of her partner. The likelihood of infection might be increased if there is menstrual blood involved or if the woman is infected with another sexually transmitted disease.

    The likelihood of either a man or a woman becoming infected with HIV as a result of receiving oral sex is extremely low, as saliva does not contain infectious quantities of HIV.

    What are the chances of becoming infected with HIV if he doesn’t come inside me?

    Whilst research suggests that high concentrations of HIV can sometimes be detected in precum, it is difficult to judge whether HIV is present in sufficient quantities for infection to occur. To guard against the possibility of infection with HIV or any other STD it is best to practise safer sex, i.e. sex with a condom.

    Is deep kissing a route of HIV transmission?

    Deep or open-mouthed kissing is a very low risk activity in terms of HIV transmission. HIV is only present in saliva in very minute amounts, insufficient to cause infection with HIV.There has been only one documented case of someone becoming infected with HIV through kissing; a result of exposure to infected blood during open-mouthed kissing. If you or your partner have blood in your mouth, you should avoid kissing until the bleeding stops.

    Are lesbians or other women who have sex with women at risk for HIV?

    Lesbians/bisexual women are not at high risk of contracting HIV through woman-to-woman sex. Very few women are known to have passed HIV on to other women sexually, though it is theoretically possible if infected vaginal fluids or blood from an HIV positive partner enter the other woman’s vagina (perhaps on fingers or sex toys).

    Is unprotected anal intercourse more of an HIV risk than vaginal or oral sex?

    Unprotected anal intercourse does carry a higher risk than most other forms of sexual activity. The lining of the rectum has fewer cells than that of the vagina, and therefore can be damaged more easily, causing bleeding during intercourse. This can then be a route into the bloodstream for infected sexual fluids or blood. There is also a risk to the insertive partner during anal intercourse, though this is lower than the risk to the receptive partner.

    Does ‘fingering’ during sex carry a risk of HIV transmission?

    Inserting a finger into someone’s anus or vagina would only be an HIV risk if the finger had cuts or sores on it and if there was direct contact with HIV infected blood, vaginal fluids or semen from the other person. There might also be a risk if the person doing the fingering had HIV and their finger was bleeding.Is there a connection between HIV and other STDs (sexually transmitted diseases)?HIV and other STDs can impact upon each other. The presence of STDs in an HIV infected person can increase the risk of HIV transmission. This can be through a genital ulcer which could bleed or through increased genital discharge.

    An HIV negative person who has an STD can be at increased risk of becoming infected with HIV through sex. This can happen if the STD causes ulceration or breaks in the skin (e.g. syphilis or herpes), or if it stimulates an immune response in the genital area (e.g. chlamydia or gonorrhoea). HIV transmission is more likely in those with ulcerative STDs than non-ulcerative.

    Using condoms during sex is the best way to prevent the sexual transmission of diseases, including HIV.

    Can I become infected with HIV through normal social contact/activities such as shaking hands/toilet seats/swimming pools/sharing cutlery/kissing/sneezes and coughs?

    No. HIV is not an airborne, water-borne or food-borne virus, and does not survive for very long outside the human body. Therefore ordinary social contact such as kissing, shaking hands, coughing and sharing cutlery does not result in the virus being passed from one person to another.

    Can I become infected with HIV from needles on movie/cinema seats?

    There have been a number of stories circulating via the Internet and e-mail, about people becoming infected from needles left on cinema seats and in coin return slots. These rumours appear to have no factual basis.

    For HIV infection to take place in this way the needle would need to contain infected blood with a high level of infectious virus. If a person was then pricked with an infected needle, they could become infected, but there is still only a 0.4% chance of this happening.

    Although discarded needles can transfer blood and blood-borne illnesses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV, the risk of infection taking place in this way is extremely low.

    Is there a risk of HIV transmission when having a tattoo, body piercing or visiting the barbers?

    If instruments contaminated with blood are not sterilised between clients then there is a risk of HIV transmission. However, people who carry out body piercing or tattooing should follow procedures called ‘universal precautions’, which are designed to prevent the transmission of blood borne infections such as HIV and Hepatitis B.

    When visiting the barbers there is no risk of infection unless the skin is cut and infected blood gets into the wound. Traditional ‘cut-throat’ razors used by barbers now have disposable blades, which should only be used once, thus eliminating the risk from blood-borne infections such as Hepatitis and HIV.

    Are healthcare workers at risk from HIV through contact with HIV positive patients?

    The risk to healthcare workers being exposed to HIV is extremely low, especially if they follow universal healthcare precautions. Everyday casual contact does not expose anyone, including healthcare workers, to HIV. The main risk is through accidental injuries from needles and other sharp objects that may be contaminated with HIV.

    It has been estimated that the risk of infection from a needlestick injury is less than 1 percent. In the UK for instance, there have been five documented cases of HIV transmission through occupational exposure in the healthcare setting, and twelve possible/probable cases. In the US, there were 56 documented cases of occupational HIV transmission up to June 2000.

    The risk posed by a needlestick injury may be higher if it is a deep injury; if it is made with a hollow bore needle; if the source patient has a high viral load; or if the sharp instrument is visibly contaminated with blood. For further information, see our HIV and healthcare workers page.

    Am I at risk of becoming infected with HIV when visiting the doctor or dentist?

    Transmission of HIV in a healthcare setting is extremely rare. All health professionals are required to follow infection control procedures when caring for any patient. These procedures are called universal precautions for infection control. They are designed to protect both patients and healthcare professionals from the transmission of blood-borne diseases such as Hepatitis B and HIV.

    If blood splashes into my eye can I become infected with HIV?

    Research suggests that the risk of HIV infection in this way is extremely small. A very small number of people – usually in a healthcare setting – have become infected with HIV as a result of blood splashes in the eye.

    Can I become infected with HIV through biting?

    Infection with HIV in this way is unusual. There have only been a couple of documented cases of HIV transmission resulting from biting. In these particular cases, severe tissue tearing and damage were reported in addition to the presence of blood.

    Can I be infected with HIV through contact with animals such as dogs and cats?

    No. HIV is a Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It only affects humans. There are some other types of immunodeficiency viruses that specifically affect cats and other primates, namely the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV). These viruses are of no risk to humans.

    Some people have expressed concern that they could become infected if
    scratched by an animal that has previously scratched an HIV positive person. This is exceptionally unlikely, and there are no documented cases of transmission occurring in this way.

    Can I get HIV from a mosquito?

    No, it is not possible to get HIV from mosquitoes. When taking blood from someone, mosquitoes do not inject blood from any previous person. The only thing that a mosquito injects is saliva, which acts as a lubricant and enables it to feed more efficiently.

    Can HIV be transmitted in household settings?

    HIV is overwhelmingly transmitted through sexual contact, through intravenous drug use, through infected blood donations and from mother to child during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. HIV is not transmitted through everyday social contact. There have however been a few cases in which it is thought that family members have infected each other through ways other than those stated above.

    A case in Australia in the late 1990s involved two sisters. Both tested positive within a month of each other. The risk exposure for the older sister was identified as being sexual contact she had with a Russian man. The younger sister had had no obvious risk exposures, and investigators concluded that the only possible risk exposure was them sharing a razor to shave their legs. Further analysis established that they did have the same Russian virus strain, not commonly found in Australia.

    The other case involved a mother and son, again in Australia, who both tested HIV positive. He had had risk exposures in Thailand some years before, whereas the mother could not identify a possible exposure. The son had had the skin condition psoriasis some time earlier, and the mother’s application of the cream to his skin lesions was identified as the only possible route of infection. Analysis showed that they both had the same strain, found in Thailand and not common in Australia.

    Whilst HIV transmission between family members and members of the same household is possible, it occurs in extremely low numbers and documented cases are very rare.

    Can I become infected with HIV if I inject drugs and share the needles with someone else, without sterilising them?

    There is a possibility of becoming infected with HIV if you share injecting equipment with someone who has the virus. If HIV infected blood remains within the bore (inside) of the needle or in the syringe and someone else then uses it to inject themselves, that blood can be flushed into the bloodstream. Sharing needles, syringes, spoons, filters or water can pass on the virus. Disinfecting equipment between uses can reduce the likelihood of transmission, but does not eliminate it. More information can be found in our HIV and drug use page.

    Can I transmit HIV to my baby during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

    An HIV-infected pregnant woman can pass the virus on to her unborn baby either before or during birth. HIV can also be passed on during breastfeeding. If a woman knows that she is infected with HIV, there are drugs she can take to greatly reduce the chances of her child becoming infected. Other ways to lower the risk include choosing to have a caesarean section delivery and not breastfeeding. Read more about HIV and pregnancy.

    Does donating blood or having a blood transfusion mean that I am putting myself at risk from HIV?

    Some people have been infected through a transfusion of infected blood. In most countries, however, all the blood used for transfusions is now tested for HIV. In those countries where the blood has been tested, HIV infection through blood transfusions is now extremely rare. Blood products, such as those used by people with haemophilia, are now heat-treated to make them safe.

    Donating blood at an approved donation centre should carry no risk, as all equipment should be sterile and blood collection needles are not reused.

    Can HIV be transmitted outside of the body?

    Whilst HIV may live for a short while outside of the body, HIV transmission has not been reported as a result of contact with spillages or small traces of blood, semen or other bodily fluids. This is partly because HIV dies quite quickly once exposed to the air, and also because spilled fluids would have to get into a person’s bloodstream to infect them.

    Scientists agree that HIV does not survive well in the environment, making the chance of environmental transmission remote. To obtain data on the survival of HIV, laboratory studies usually use artificially high concentrations of laboratory-grown virus. Although these concentrations of HIV can be kept alive for days or even weeks under controlled conditions, studies have shown that drying of these high concentrations of HIV reduces the amount of infectious virus by 90 to 99 percent within a few hours.

    Since the HIV concentrations used in laboratory studies are much higher than those actually found in blood or other specimens, the real risk of HIV infection from dried bodily fluids is probably close to zero. Incorrect interpretation of conclusions drawn from laboratory studies have unnecessarily alarmed some people. AVERT.org has additional facts about HIV and AIDS.

    Does circumcision protect against HIV?

    There is very strong evidence showing that circumcised men are about half as likely as uncircumcised men to acquire HIV through heterosexual sex. However, circumcision does not make a man immune to HIV infection, it just means that it’s less likely to happen. Read more about HIV and circumcision.

    If I am taking antiretroviral drugs and have an ‘undetectable’ viral load, am I still infectious?

    Even if your tests show that you have very low levels of HIV in your blood, the virus will not have been totally eradicated and you will still be apable of infecting others. Some drugs do not penetrate the genitals very well and so do not disable HIV as effectively there as they do in the blood. This means that while you may have little active virus showing up on blood tests, there may still be quite a lot of HIV in your semen or vaginal fluids. Transmission may be less likely when you have a low viral load, but it is still possible so you should always take appropriate precautions.

  179. HIVPOS27 said on 07-08-2010

    Here are some info about CD4 and HIV:

    T helper cells (also known as effector T cells or Th cells) are a sub-group of lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell or leukocyte) that plays an important role in establishing and maximizing the capabilities of the immune system. These cells are unusual in that they have no cytotoxic or phagocytic activity; they cannot kill infected host (also known as somatic) cells or pathogens, and without other immune cells they would usually be considered useless against an infection. Th cells are involved in activating and directing other immune cells, and are particularly important in the immune system. They are essential in determining B cell antibody class switching, in the activation and growth of cytotoxic T cells, and in maximizing bactericidal activity of phagocytes such as macrophages. It is this diversity in function and their role in influencing other cells that gives T helper cells their name.

    Mature Th cells are believed to always express the surface protein CD4. T cells expressing CD4 are also known as CD4+ T cells. CD4+ T cells are generally treated as having a pre-defined role as helper T cells within the immune system, although there are known rare exceptions. For example, there are sub-groups of suppressor T cells, natural killer T cells, and cytotoxic T cells that are known to express CD4 (although cytotoxic examples have been observed in extremely low numbers in specific disease states, they are usually considered non-existent). All of the latter CD4+ T cell groups are not considered T helper cells, and are beyond the scope of this article.

    The importance of helper T cells can be seen from HIV, a virus that infects cells that are CD4+ (including helper T cells). Towards the end of an HIV infection the number of functional CD4+ T cells falls, which leads to the symptomatic stage of infection known as the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). There are also some rare disorders that result in the absence or dysfunction of CD4+ T cells. These disorders produce similar symptoms, and many of these are fatal.

    HIV infection

    Perhaps the best example of the importance of CD4+ T cells is demonstrated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. HIV targets cells that express CD4, and can infect macrophages, dendritic cells (both groups express CD4 at low levels) and CD4+ T cells.
    It has been proposed that during the non-symptomatic phase of HIV infection, the virus has a relatively low affinity towards T cells (and has a higher affinity for macrophages), resulting in a slow kill rate of CD4+ T cells by the immune system. This is initially compensated for via the production of new helper T cells from the thymus (originally from the bone marrow). Once the virus becomes lymphotropic (or T-tropic) however, it begins to infect CD4+ T cells far more efficiently (likely due to a change in the co-receptors it binds to during infection), and the immune system is overwhelmed.

    At this point, functional CD4+ T cell levels begin to decrease, eventually to a point where the CD4+ T cell population is too small to recognize the full range of antigens that could potentially be detected. The lack of full antigen cover results in the core symptoms of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). CD4 T cell depletion during AIDS allows various pathogens to escape T cell recognition, thus allowing opportunistic infections that would normally elicit a helper T cell response to bypass the immune system. While these complete bypass situations only occur when the helper T cell response is absolutely necessary for infection clearance, most infections increase in severity and/or duration because the immune system’s helper T cells provide a weaker contribution to a less efficient immune response.
    Two components of the immune system are particularly affected in AIDS, due to its CD4+ T cell dependency:

    1. CD8+ T cells are not stimulated as effectively during the AIDS period of HIV infection, making AIDS patients very susceptible to most viruses, including HIV itself. This decline in killing of
    CD4+ T cells results in the virus being produced for a longer period (the infected CD4+ T cells are not killed as quickly), increasing the proliferation of the virus, and accelerating the development of the disease.

    2. Antibody class switching declines significantly once helper T cell function fails. The immune system loses its ability to improve the affinity of their antibodies, and are unable to generate B cells that can produce antibody groups such as IgG and IgA. These effects are primarily due to the loss of any helper T cell that can interact with the B lymphocyte correctly. Another symptom of AIDS is the reduction in antibody levels due to a decrease in Th2 cytokines (and less interactions by helper T cells). All of these complications result in an increased susceptibility to aggressive bacterial infections, especially in areas of the body not accessible by IgM antibodies.

    If the patient does not respond to (or does not receive) HIV treatment they will succumb usually to either cancers or infections; the immune system finally reaches a point where it is no longer coordinated or stimulated enough to deal with the disease.

  180. ajai of kuwait said on 07-08-2010

    saludo ako sa katapangan mo HIVPOS27 para ibahagi sa amin ang mga natutunan mo,,,
    salamat at nagising ang diwa namin…

  181. pnoy said on 07-08-2010

    there is also minimal chance of acquiring HIV from a female who is infected that’ll be passed to a male.

  182. pnoy said on 07-08-2010

    ung normal blood test can show na mababa ang WBC mo kaso if you are HIV infected matagaaaaaaaaaaaaaalll bago bumaba ung WBC mo (usually 9 years ung onset of signs and symptoms without medications).

    ung tests for hiv includes: 2 elisa, 1 western blot

  183. mingmeows said on 07-08-2010

    @coco: no. iba ang complete blood count sa hiv test.

  184. SOl said on 07-08-2010

    natatakot ako baka ako rin meron..im afraid to take the test…someone help me pls….

  185. coco said on 06-08-2010

    hi carlo, that is a very inspiring story.Just pray. Question lang po.. Pwede po b ang normal blood test to diagnose if your HIV positive or not??..

  186. stryker said on 06-08-2010

    magandang paggising na din satin itong nangyari kay carlo na sa lahat ng gagawin natin always keep safe kahit ano pa yan!
    Im so proud and admire your courage carlo.
    Godbless you all the time..

  187. medtech said on 06-08-2010

    im a medtech working in a hospital with hiv screening for 4 years… dun din ako nag-intern sa san lazaro SACCL….its really hard for us to disclose to patients their results…huhu i wish there is an easy way to say it pero wala talaga…especially if its someone close to you..

  188. marc said on 06-08-2010

    Kudos to Carlos for being strong and offering a much needed help.

    I just can’t help myself and just say that when Carlo said “binigyan ng gift of carrying HIV” two words comes to my mind, bug chasers. I’m not saying that the letter sender is a bug chaser, his letter just has the effect of reminding me that there are people who can’t wait to become HIV +. Hopefully Bug chasing is just a US thing and no Fils have caught the bug.

  189. HIVPOS27 said on 06-08-2010

    E, bakit napa OMG ka? Hehehehe

  190. HIVPOS27 said on 06-08-2010

    Thanks Migs for posting my letter and thanks guys for the support we really need that! Be safe!

  191. chinamanqc said on 06-08-2010

    God is good, God is great & God is Almighty. Sya ang pinaka makapangyarihan sa lahat. HE has his own purpose. Just believe in Him.

  192. goddess said on 06-08-2010

    i guess migs u should post ways and means for safe sex and prevention of these kind of diseases it would better help those that are still disease free and uneducated about safe and safer sex…….i read in an article b4 the levels of risk of extracting std’s and hiv thru different means of non sexual and sexual acts as i said education is the key and of course abstinence and condoms. its better safe than sorry…

  193. Edgar Portalan said on 06-08-2010

    two in a row huh….how sad….what can we do but just pray….to our Jehovah Raphe our Healer…..be strong always

  194. Edgar Portalan said on 06-08-2010

    two in a row huh….how sad….what can we do but just pray….to our Jehovah Raphe our Healer…..

  195. aden said on 06-08-2010

    hi carlo, pacontact naman sa email, im scared for me and my partner kasi. i want to test for hiv too pero sana ung secret lang…pede ba ung parang sau? ung friend mo lang ulit muna ung nakaalam? thanks!

  196. Ken said on 06-08-2010

    Hi carlo, I am ken,I read the letter you posted here and so i thought that i would drop a few comment,
    well i am sorry to hear of what happened to you.i know the situation you are into right now is not easy but dont loose hope..keep praying…

  197. mrcens said on 06-08-2010

    di pa ako nakayakap ng taong may HIV, pero I will sa bakasyon ko dahil ang bestfriend ko ay + na rin… hugs from dubai!

  198. chronicles of e said on 06-08-2010

    OMG CARLO! hehehe Migs, wala pa akong confirmatory nun, si Carlo na nagdala sa akin sa San LAzaro :-) MGG rulez!!!

  199. Gaver said on 06-08-2010

    owch.. Saklap!

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