Thursday, November 27, 2008

On Testing for HIV

I like my variety postings in the community clinic. We're arranged to help out in the different departments. The maternal child health clinic, the triage counter, the labs, the pharmacy, treatment room and what not. At least we get to play around with stuff. And by stuff I mean... needles and rapid testing kits... and even drugs. :D

So while I'm still playing in the 'playground' instead of doing what we're taught to do, i.e. taking history and doing physical examination and coming to a diagnosis, I won't want to waste my time reading books instead.

And 2 days ago we saw this rapid test kit for HIV.

Should I? Should I not? Hmmm... The nurse wasn't in the room. I could do this without her knowing... Hmmmm.... Should I??? Should I not????

Okay I should. Might as well do it now without needing to consult any medical personnel who'd come with gazillions questions or counseling...

It moves so slowly...

And slowly...

I was watching it moving...

The wait was undoubtedly traumatising...

The last time I went to do this anonymous screening for fun, it wasn't as denerving...

But I guess doing it now... It is...

When finally the result appear....

Hallelujah
...

Still am negative.

But still doesn't guarantee I'm safely negative. Sigh. And nope, not going to tell why. Back off! LOL.

17 Jujus:

*Anton* said...

yup, only temporary relief.... until the next test. ^_^

+Ant+

TZ said...

Dude, your last statement make me so curious and Kai poh to know why u say so... hahaha :-p Can share share ah?

I also want to test can ah :-p

Janvier said...

How naughty! :P

Jaded_Jeremy said...

You expected positive meh?

savante said...

You naughty naughty. :) I usually check every six months to a year.

pikey said...

there's a window period for the AIDS virus to actually show up in the test right ????

JC said...

just dont scare yourself =)

Chester said...

i should test it.

Where to get the kit?

Medie007 said...

anton, i'm celebating... :P

TZ, here's wat u can do, get me drunk and ask me again. hahaha. of course u can test lar, come come to the community clinic. hahaha.

janvier, like u're not? blek

Medie007 said...

jaded_jeremy, CHOI! of course not!

savante, i know it's regular every 6 months. but high risk activity... hmmmm

pikey, window period of HIV lasted for 3 months, maybe up to a year. so within 3 months, results wont show. meaning. NOOOO i still don't know!

Medie007 said...

JC, erm... well... couldn't help it. :P

most govn hosp got free anonymous screening. dont think u can't get the kit for urself. it's supplied by the govn.

foongpc said...

Why do you fear that it will be positive? Are you putting your life on gamble like having unprotected sex? It's better to be safe than sorry! : )

Peng Loon said...

I bet u got exposed in the wards!!

joshua said...

Aww I KNOW!!!

sbanboy said...

Wah what a mystery !!! hehe ... whatever you do .. always use protection .. gloves .. etc

Medie007 said...

foongpc, just scared la. so ma go screening lor

peng loon, mmmm... :P

joshua, shardup. :P

sbanboy, sometimes we forgot about safety precaution and take shortcuts. :P

Cyclohelix said...

high risk activity you mention there, really ar?

I thought you are the kiss and run type..lol