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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. It is always better to know.

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

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There are many more reasons to test than not to. Learn about the benefits of HIV testing.
Woman thinking and looking concerned
You can test for HIV at any time. If you’ve put yourself at risk, speak to your healthcare provider.
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It’s normal to feel scared about testing but it's easier than you think. Find out what’s involved.
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There are lots of places where you can test for HIV. Find out the best option for you.
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You’ve tested for HIV, now what? We talk you through your results and what they mean.

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