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HIV testing

Testing for HIV is the only way to know for sure if you have HIV. Many people do not have any symptoms and can live for many years without knowing they have the virus.

Testing for HIV is quick, easy, painless, confidential and almost always free. If you test regularly for HIV, and after every time you put yourself at risk, you can keep yourself healthy by getting the treatment you need. It is always better to know.

In this section, we go through everything you need to know about HIV testing.

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The reasons to test far outweigh the reasons not to test. Find out more about the benefits of testing for HIV.
Woman thinking and looking concerned
You can test for HIV at any time. If you’ve put yourself at risk, don’t wait, speak with a healthcare provider.
Blood sample being given for HIV test
It’s common to feel scared about testing. But the process is easier than you think. Find out what’s involved.
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There are a number of places that you can go to test for HIV. Find out the options and where works best for you.
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You’ve tested for HIV, now what? We talk you through what happens after your test and what the results mean.

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