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03 May 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa: Testing coverage 2000-2015

People are very receptive to community-based testing. It can also reach nigher numbers of men. In 2016, 98 countries reported on community-based testing programmes, many of them in sub-Saharan Africa, where there are large numbers of first-time testers and people living with HIV are being diagnosed at earlier stages of infection.

02 May 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa: Differences in testing and getting results by age & gender

People who are most at risk of HIV are not accessing HIV testing in high enough numbers. There is also a discrepancy in testing between genders, with men less likely to test for HIV than women, across all regions.

08 November 2017

When to get tested for HIV?

You can test for HIV at any time. If you think you might have put yourself at risk it's good to get a test right away. However, HIV can take time to show up in a test. This is called a window period and is something you might want to ask your healthcare advisor about if you are taking a test. 

08 November 2017

Where can I get an HIV test?

There are lots of different places that you can go to get an HIV test. Wherever you go the process is quick, painless, confidential and almost always free. 

08 November 2017

Types of test

There are different types of HIV test, all of which work in slightly different ways. A healthcare worker will be able to explain which test you are taking and what you have to do.

03 October 2017

You should get tested, regardless of your partner's HIV test results

The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested.

12 July 2017

What happens when you go for an HIV test

Testing for HIV is simple and involves taking just a small sample of blood or a swab of oral fluid.

12 July 2017

It’s best to know – take a test

Finding out your HIV status is the best health decision you can make for yourself and the ones you care about.