HIV self-screening is one of the ways you can find out your HIV status. For some people, self-screening is a more comfortable option.
Testing yourself for HIV is important for your relationships, your life and your future.
If you have a positive result you need to have another test done by a health care provider to confirm the result.
If you are positive, you can access life-saving HIV treatment to prolong your life.
If you have a negative test, you could have been exposed to HIV in the 12 weeks prior to this HIV self-testing i.e. you may be in the window period. Therefore, it is important to repeat the test in 12 weeks.
If you test negative, stay negative through:
Assisted HIV self-screening is recommended for children between the ages of 12 and 17 years. It is also recommended that testing of children below 12 years of age be done at a health care facility.
Yes, however, it can take up to 12 weeks to detect HIV after exposure. You need to visit your health care provider as soon as possible, where you may be able to access a course of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and have a blood sample taken to the laboratory for specialised testing.
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