HIV Information Intro
Many people who have engaged in risky behaviour, like unprotected sex, often start to look for symptoms of HIV in themselves. But illnesses and infections that can be signs of HIV are also very common complaints that HIV-negative people experience too.
The only way to know if you have HIV is to have an HIV test.
A lot of people feel nervous about testing, but the reasons to test far outweigh the reasons not to test.
The main reasons why you should get tested are:
- If you are HIV-negative, you can take steps to stay negative and protect yourself and your partner.
- If you are HIV-positive, you can start treatment, live a long and healthy life and protect the people you love.
You cannot use your partner's HIV status as an indication of your own HIV status.