Friday, May 4, 2012

HIV AIDS in Cagayan de Oro City

In past years, there has been a sudden increase of HIV-AIDS cases in the Philippines, most of which was through male-to-male sex.  The Department of Health has already declared an AIDS epidemic outbreak in the Philippines including Cagayan de Oro City.

For the first time in decades, the HIV-AIDS case in Cagayan de Oro City has reached double digits.  Here are the full statistics in the past years:

2008 - 6 cases
2009 - 9 cases
2010 - 14 cases
 2011 - 27 cases

Based on the statistics, the rate of the viral infection is at Fifty (50) percent annually.  If we follow this trend, in 2012, the HIV-AIDS cases in the city will reach close to 55 and by 2013 there will be over a 100 people in CDO with HIV-AIDS. 

If you are from Cagayan de Oro City, call the AIDS Hotline number (8822-area code) 72-1189.  This is a service by the City Health Office of Cagayan  de Oro.  They will entertain your questions without malice.  If they do insult or embarrass you in anyway, call the attention of the City Health Officers and report such incident.  These people are supposed to assist you in anyway. 

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Anonymous said...

Where to get tested?

DiscreetBai said...

There are a lot of testing centers in the city. You can go to private hospitals like CDO Medical Center, Polymedic Hospital and I think Red Cross behind the Provincial Capitol also has HIV screening facilities. I am not sure how much is the cost but the last time I had HIV screening it was like 500 Pesos. I got the result within 48 hours. Of course the result was negative :) But be prepared with personal questions, they will ask you about your sexual history, how many partners and so on. Just answer the questions as honestly as you can. Do not worry, your test will be treated with strict confidentiality as mandated by the HIV-AIDS Law in the Philippines.

DiscreetBai said...

Since blood will already be drawn out of you, you can also ask for hepatitis screening. Just ask how much would it cost para usa nalang. Aside from HIV AIDS, hepatitis is also a common disease that can be passed on through sexual intercourse.

Thai Songs said...

There seems to be growing consensus that we can decrease the AIDS pandemic by implementing HIV prevention strategies such as male circumcision, preventative medication. There are many concerns that the pill that could increase risky behaviors and lead to a drug-resistant strains of HIV.

Anonymous said...

i donated blood last February 2012 will the red cross personnel call me if there is abnormalities in my blood or if i am positive for HIV?

DiscreetBai said...

If you gave complete contact details, they might call you up. To be safe get a regular test instead. Red Cross-Misamis Oriental has already found one donor to be positive of HIV but they could not get in touch with the person because he is using fake names.

ronald said...

asa ka ngpa test nga tag 500? im worried lng jud kay last nov. 30 nka unprotected sex ko. i was the top and i placed my penis inside hid anus for about a minute pero la ko nagawasan. i talked about it with the guy and he assured me he is clean and there was no bloody penetration. now im so anxious everyday. that was my first and last sex. were ka ngpa test? and what r d odds? i'm scared to death

DiscreetBai said...

That is no assurance. Kay ngano? Nagpa test sya bago lang, kay sure sya nga negative? Kung iya ka gipa sex without condom, how much more with others before you? Aside from HIV AIDS, you can also get Hepatitis from unprotected anal sex.

For HIV testing, there is a so called "window period". You have to wait around 2 to 8 weeks from the time of possible exposure to get an accurate test result. Some even recommend 3 to 6 months. That is why people who are sexually active are recommended to get tested every 6 months.

There is HIV testing in CDO Medical Center, Polymedic Hospital and if I am not mistaken in the Red Cross at the back of the Capitol. Ask through phone about the test and how much. You are required to fill up some personal information about yourself. Ulaw gamay but its something you have to do.

I would suggest you remain calm. Do not freak out. You might do stupid things because you are getting paranoid. Relax lang :) Besides you can still have sex but of course use condoms. Anyway if you have more questions just post it here or call the HIV AIDS hotline of the City Health Office.

Anonymous said...

discreetbai is correct. kalma lang. you can still have sex, pag condom lang gyud. ako mo blow job ko sa tao, pagamiton ko sya ug condom. lisod na gyud ang panahon.

Anonymous said...

oh yes discreetbai i gave my full name and contact details and if i lost my contact with them they can reach me out sa school kay didto man gi held ang donation tnx..