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 Tuaño - 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 ;)


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BONG

9 comments:

  1. wow bong buti ka pa nakakita na ng partner. hay ako din kaso di nya alam na may sikreto ako. hope u wont judge me immediately. sana mabisita mo yung ginawa ko blog meron ako dun entry regarding why imopted not to tell anybody.

    www.diaryofapositiveguy.blogspot.com

    im also looking forward na kung sigurado na ako dito na pang habang buhay na makakasama ko, sasabihin ko sa kanya pinaka nakakatago kong sikreto...

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  2. Hi Bong,

    Quick question, how did you qualify these testing sites? Are these social hygiene clinics using better testing kits? Are there additional services provided by the clinics above?

    I had myself tested at a social hygiene clinic in Manila. I'd like to get your feedback on this as input for consideration for my confirmatory test. Thank you in advance!

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  3. hello mowgli,

    thank you for your comment/question:

    the RITM Satellite Clinic / Loveyourself Weekend HUB is number one on my list dahil tiwala ako sa competence ng mga staff, counselors at mga duktor na namamahala dito, they undergo intensive trainings na sa aking palagay ay pinaka-compehensive sa lahat ng mga trainings na nakikita namin ngayon. they are always available and mabilis ang confirmatory tests (3 to 4 hours lang) at pwede na agad magpa laboratory tests. kumpleto, libre at mabilis ang mga laboratory tests and they really take care of their clients, special treatment pa nga eh.

    all the other test sites on my list are sites that me, my PLHIV cients and my advocate friends have come acrossed with, they are also well trained pero minsan may mga hindi rin pulido sa kanilang proseso at di rin maiiwasan na may mga pagkukulang.

    karamihan sa mga ito ay parepareho ang mga testing kits na ginagamit na binigay ng gobyerno so pantay pantay lang sila sa ganun aspeto. kalidad ng serbisyo lang nagkakatalotalo.

    ang mga sumusunod ang mga puna na madalas naririnig ko sa mga nakakahalubilo at nakakausap ko:

    - may mga kasong kulang sa mga tao ang mga social hygiene clinic, (absent ang medtech, wala si doc, namatayan ang nurse, may meeting, nasa workshop) kaya tumatagal ang resulta, minsan naneneglect ang proseso ng pre-test at post-test

    - may mga pagkakataong hindi maganda ang attitude ng mga taong nandirito (siguro eh sawang sawa na sila sa trabaho nila)

    - minsan napakaimportante para sa mga SHC o sa mga tauhan nila na makuha ang credit (score para sa kanilang accomplishments) kung saan nasasangtabi ang pangangailangan ng mga newly diagnosed PLHIV (napaka common nito sa LGU at ibang government institutions) --- hindi mahagilap ang coordinator, gusto ng magpabaseline test ng pasyente, di sumasagot ang coordinator dahil busy yata - sa halip na ibigay ang resulta sa pasyente, the coordinators hold on to the results (maybe to make sure na sila ang makakapagdala sa pasyente sa San Lazaro and they get credit?) (SHC manila incident) --- these are small things pero kung ikaw ang nasa kalagayan ng mga newly diagnosed na pasyente eh mlaking bagay ito.

    - andaming cases na automatic sa San Lazaro nirerefer ang mga pasyente kasi yung yata para sa mga SHC ang pinakamadaling gawin, hindi na naibibigay ang ibang mas magandang options o para makapagdesisyon man lang para pumili kung saan ang treatment hub na gusto nila. walang pros and cons, etc.

    - hindi ba nila alam how sorry the situations of the PLHIV in San Lazaro? one day a week lang daw ang consultations kaya ayun by the hundreds ang nakapila for consultations, halu halo pati yung mga umuubo (waaaaa)... nakakalungkot, traumatic para sa ibang tagadun. pinapabalik balik ang mga tao for laboratory tests, minsan antagal ng waiting time. kulang sa tao, walang maayos na facilities, nawalan na yata ng sensitivity ang mga HIV workers doon kaya andami kong naririnig na reklamo especially from the newly diagnosed PLHIVs.

    - last week lang may nagreklamo sa twitter, sinigaw daw ang complete name nya sa paging system ng San Lazaro --- how stupid can they get???

    am sorry bu i cant help but compare the situations sa mga testing sites and mga treatment hubs kasi ako mismo ay dumaan sa mga ganitong proseso, hindi ako nagrereklamo pero sobrang sumasama ang loob ko tuwing may palpak sa proseso na pinagdadaanan ng mga napapatest at mga newly diagnosed.

    kaya lang naisipan ko gumawa ng recommended list...

    if anyone needs clarifications on these issues or questions, please dont hesitate to email me..


    ako si BONG

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    1. Hey Bong,

      Thanks for detailed reply! I will take these input next time I have myself test. I apologize for the late response.

      Thanks again!

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    2. no problem mowgli, am always here to help ;)

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  4. Hi Bong, would like to know if that Makati Social Hygiene Clinic is open during weekends? Thanks and I admire your blog.:)

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  5. Makati Social Hygiene Clinic is only open during office hours weekdays, just like any other government office. But they often have special testing weekend schedule around Makati City in cooperations with different Advocacy Groups. Its best that you call them first for their scheduled testing. Thank You!

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  6. hi Bong kamusta?

    Just over a month (January 19, 2013) I had oral sex with a guy inside a cinema (he gave me a head). I know chances of getting infected is minimal to none at all. Pero napraraning pa din ako. Although I'm sure with my status when I had test before it's non-reactive last test ko pa with Love yourself pa nga held in Makati sa school can't recall the name of the school. Ngayon na lang ulet ito kasi di ko napigilan urge ko. I'm trying to relax but then now I have cough na nag-umpisa sa sipon then mag-iisang buwan na parang di pa din gumaling..(hala panic mode na ko) seems weak ang immunity ko this time. Feeling ko I have TB na and having night sweats. I can't help but associate it with hiv.. gusto ko ngang pa test ulet U just filled up a form sa blog mo. I'm scared na baka this time ito na yun..
    I have a partner (not married yet) and a daughter pa naman and we made out after pa nung nangyareh.. ayoko nang ulitin natatakot nako

    any words of encouragement? what to do.. gusto ko ngang pa check sa doctor with this cough and colds na di na kumalma even I took meds pahinga and drink plenty of water..

    huhuhu wala akong masabihan eh..paranoia is now killing me..

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  7. kua bong !!free po b ung sa.mandaluyong test center!!im afraid po kc ilng beses.na ko nag papabj!pero kilala q naman cla !d problem is nbabagabag aku!!!txt me po here09108120435.salamat

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