Many people feel apprehensive about getting tested for HIV. They worry about what the outcome might be and what it would mean for their life and future.
But the reality is, getting tested for HIV is the only way to know for sure if you have the virus or not.
If you are found to be positive, then you can access treatment to help you live a long and healthy life. If not, you can feel less stressed and move forward with your life.
Knowing your status and getting the right information means you can protect yourself and others, and will help to stop the spread of HIV.
There are a lot of misconceptions about what actually happens when you go for an HIV test.
Here people have shared their experience of getting tested. If you have your own story to tell, you can share it with us here and we'll do our best to publish it. Just let us know if you’d like to remain anonymous.
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