Wednesday, 30 May 2012

HIV IS RIGHT IN YOUR FACE - WHAT CAN YOU DO???

April 2012 HIV Stats are out --- and its bad news every single month! 233 new comrades, let me give you some hugs!



and for all the other bystanders --- if you are asking what you can do about the situation --- let me cite what WHO is recommending ---







YES YOU and I  CAN DO SOMETHING...  sino sino pa ba ang magtutulungan kungdi tayo tayo rin...


PWEDE RIN TAYO MAG CHECK-IN - KAHIT SHORT TIME LANG...


magsimula sa ating sarili, know your status!


ito ang aking diary,

BONG



Tuesday, 29 May 2012

BONG's RECOMMENDED FREE TEST SITES





IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE:  1 being the best recommended site for quality services.

1). LOVEYOURSELF HUB
(RITM Satellite Clinic Manila)
1850 Leon Guinto St. Malate, Manila.
Tel. 5479334 or 09178351038
Monday to Sunday (7x a week)





2). Makati Social Hygiene Clinic
7th Floor, Makati City Hall, J.P. Rizal St., Makati City
Contact - Teresita Pagcaliwagan, RN or YOYIE
Tel: (+632) 870-1615


3). Proj. 7 Social Hygiene Clinic
PROJECT 7 BANSALANGIN STREET
AT THE VETERANCE VILLAGE.
Contact #09082355210,

4). BERNARDO Social Hygiene Clinic
CUBAO QC EDSA ACROSS NEPA Q-MART, 
AT THE BACK OF RAMON MAGSAYSAY HIGH SCHOOL, CUBAO, QC
Contact #09082355210,

5). BATASAN Social Hygiene Clinic
SANDIGAN BAYAN FAIRVIEW QC
Contact #09082355210

6). ASP iCON Clinic
G/F OTM Building, 71 Scout Tuason St.,
Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City.
Every Friday, 5PM - 9PM
Saturdays from 10AM - 9PM.
Contact us at (+63) 376-2541
Email them at asp.iconclinic@gmail.com 

7). Mandaluyong City - Social Hygiene Clinic 
Dr. Yolanda TuaƱo - SHC Physician
Lerma corner Vicencio Sts., Old Zaniga, Mandaluyong City / 5467799; 2115336 
Mobile #: 09178424298 




FOR THE VIPs I WOULD RECOMMEND THE MEDICAL CITY - Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City, Metro Manila Philippines. Tel. nos. (632) 988-1000, (632) 988-7000 email us :  mail@medicalcity.com.ph -- i heard they also do home service for full confidentiality --- but their services are not FREE and sobrang mahal daw but hey if money is not a problem, why not.

ALL OTHERS I WOULDN't WANT TO RECOMMEND DUE TO SOME BAD 1st-HAND EXPERIENCES FROM THE PEOPLE I'VE TALKED WITH.

THE WORST PLACE to get tested are the PRIVATE DIAGNOSTIC CLINICS, most of them are not trained and does not follow the pre-test and post-test protocols.  plus it's NOT FREE.

ALSO if you know that you had risky behavior and you need to undergo a medical examination   as a requirement for working abroad which includes HIV testing - its best that you take the test in any of the above facilities and make sure first that you are negative before taking it at the agency-designated diagnostic clinic.  most of them (if not all) have no idea how to deal with a hiv positive diagnosis.  if the result is positive then just choose a country that will not require HIV testing.

hope these updated info helps!

best way to reach me is through my email... i don't usually have load on my phone and occasional lang ako sa twitter.

to all those who have been wondering about my health status --- I AM PERFECTLY FINE, all my labs are spotless, next cd4 count due this July 2012.

naging busy lang sa lovelife --- yes i found a partner, he knows about my status and we are so much in-love.  am very happy ;)


ito ang aking diary

BONG

Monday, 28 May 2012

Si Nol - Spit or Swallow?


Bong,


hi I saw your email on the internet. Ako si NOL ofw sa Saudi arabia. gusto ko lang humingi ng payo regarding sa risk ko. recently may naka oral sex akong syrian dito. nalunok ko yung semen niya. ano ang chance ko na mag karoon ng HIV? Natatakot kasi akong magpatest kasi bawal ang bading dito sa saudi. balak ko sana sa pinas na ako mag pa test pag uwi ko. kaso by december pa uwi ko. I asked the opinion of AIDSMEDS kaso opinion nila wala daw risk ang oral sex. Totoo kaya yon? napaparanaoid na kasi ako. feeling ko mababaliw na ako kaka isp. hirap kasi dito walang anonymous testing center. Ano kayang risk if ever i delay ang testing? or malaki ba talaga ang chance na magkaroon ako ng HIV dahil sa oral sex? Please Ineed some advice thank you.


NOL




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Hello Nol,


Yes its very low risk, you don't have to worry. Hiv virus will not survive sa stomach because of the gastric acids not unless you have lesions in your mouth or throat during swallowing. I think its okay for you to wait til december and get tested here in manila. 


Next time its always better to spit than to swallow.


Stay safe.


Bong


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Bong,


Thanks po. medyo lumuwag ang loob ko. kaso medyo kabado pa din ako kasi recently may LBM ako then may tumubong mouth sore sa bibig ko. medyo maliit lang pero kinakabahan ako. Hindi kaya symptoms ng HIV yon?


Nol




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Nol,


Almost anything naman can be a symptom of hiv infection, dipende sa reaction ng katawan ng tao pa rin yan, madalas nga walang kahit anung signs ans symptoms. Taking HIV out of the picture, anybody can have LBM or mouthsore at kahit sabay sabay pa, doesnt necessarily mean meron ka.  There is no way to tell, Hiv test is the only way to know if indeed ur infected. 


Minsan lang medyo napaparanoid tayo. Just take the test the soonest possible time na alam mong safe ka. Don't worry too much. Minsan masama lang talaga ang weather at madalas tayo magkasakit.


Relaks ka lang, kung may makikita kang anonymous testing site dyan, much better para malaman mo na ang katotohanan.


Bong