Getting tested will give you the opportunity to live a healthy and full life on treatment or take the right action to stay negative...think about it!
It is recommended that every person should test as part of routine health care.
People at higher risk should get tested more often. If you were HIV-negative and the last time you were tested was more than one year ago, and you answer yes to any of these questions, get an HIV test as soon as possible because the following increases your chances of getting the virus:
You should be tested at least once a year if you keep doing any of these things. Sexually active gay and bisexual men may benefit from more frequent testing (for example, every 3 to 6 months).
If you’re pregnant, talk to your health care provider about getting tested for HIV and other ways to protect you and your baby from getting HIV.
Before having sex for the first time with a new partner, you and your partner should talk about your sexual and drug-use history, disclose your HIV status, and consider getting tested for HIV and learning the results.
How can testing help me?
The only way to know for sure whether you have HIV is to get tested.
Ask your Pharmacist or the
Pharmacy Nurse about testing