Email 537: Having HIV Symptoms?

Posted by Pozziepinoy on 11:44 AM

Hi po!

Ako po ay 17 years old pa lang po. Nitong mga nakaraang buwan pa lamang po ako nagkaroon sekswal na karanasan at ito po ay sa tatlong magkaibang mga tao pero sa isa lang po nagkaroon ng penetration at sa tingin ko naman po ay protected. Pero nitong mga nakalipas na araw po ay parang nararanasan ko po ang ilan sa mga early symptoms ng hiv. Hindi po alam ng magulang ko na ako ay bisexual at higit sa lahat ay bata pa po ako. Hindi ko po alam ang gagawin ko at kung kanino ako lalapit lalo't mahirap lang po kami. Ako po pala ay taga-laguna.

Sana po ay matulungan nyo po ako.

Marami pong salamat!!!

TRANSLATION

Hi.

I am only 17 years old. These past few months, I had sexual encounters with 3 different people but had sexual penetration with one but I think it was protected. However, these past few days I feel the early symptoms of HIV.

My parents don't know that I am bisexual and I am so young. I don't know what to do and who to turn to as we are poor. I am from Laguna.

I hope you can help me.

Thank you very much.



POZZIEPINOY’S RESPONSE

Hi there.

Thank you so much.

The thing is once you have an unprotected sex, irregardless of whether you have symptoms or not, you need to take the HIV test . The cases of HIV nowadays is high, and is reported that one person is getting diagnosed every 3 hours here in the country. HIv can affect any age range and any social status for that matter.

If I were you since you are not that sure if you really had a protected sex, then just take the HIV test. There are a lot of HIV testing sites in the country that offer low cost or free testing. Since you are from Laguna, you can ask your goverment hospitals there. If you are willing to travel, you can go to RITM in Alabang and take the test there for only P500. If you want to  take it in Manila, you can go to RITM Satellite Clinic and take the HIV test for free. Check out the other HIV testing sites in these links:


I hope I was able to answer your concerns. Feel free to email me again if you have other questions.


Stay healthy,
Pozziepinoy


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