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SE ASIA, what is the best place to do an HIV test?

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1. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 10y

SE ASIA, what is the best place to do an HIV test?

As an expat, what is the best place to do an HIV test? My next stop is Hanoi, Vietnam.

Has anyone had experience with these tests in Southeast Asia? Is it doable?

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1592 posts) 10y

Quoting sandy456

SE ASIA, what is the best place to do an HIV test?

As an expat, what is the best place to do an HIV test? My next stop is Hanoi, Vietnam.

Has anyone had experience with these tests in Southeast Asia? Is it doable?

In Thailand, Bangkok and Pattaya in particular, there are lots of clinics offering those services. I would go to at least two different clinics in separate areas of town to make sure (just in case they use the same testing lab.)

These clinics are all over the place and advertised in the local yellow pages too.

3. Posted by CharmWay (Budding Member 44 posts) 10y

There are two best hospitals in Hanoi for HIV test:
- Bach Mai Hospital, Giai Phong Street, 6 km far from Hoan Kiem Lake.
- Military Hospital 108, No 1, Tran Hung Dao, 3 km far from Hoan Kiem Lake.
Would you like to have their phone numbers?

4. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 10y

Bangkok and Pattaya offer hundreds of cheap, quick tests - all of which are rather dubious....in Europe you would not get a test without counselling. In Thailand a lot of the "results in 10 minutes " (or so) are simply not reliable.
No test can be relied upon to have a guaranteed result until up to 3 months after the date of (possible) infection, this does not cover any subsequent infections.
Go to a reputable hospital and get a second opinion from another institution as well.