The Basics

HIV transmission and HIV testing

Do I have HIV?

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What is my risk for having caught HIV?

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Do I need to take an HIV test?

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Do I need to take a test if my partner just tested negative?

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Can I ask another person to test?

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When can I take a test?

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What is the window period?

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Which test should I use?

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Where can I get an HIV test in the UK?

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I am worried about taking an HIV test…

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How are results given?

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Are HIV tests accurate?

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Does a negative result mean I do not have HIV?

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Is a negative result 100% accurate?

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What is a ‘false negative’ test result?

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What is a ‘false positive’ test result?

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Do I need to take another test?

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Can anything affect the result of my HIV test?

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What is the HIV self-test and can I take this at home?

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How does the HIV self-test test work?

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What happens if my HIV self-test results are positive?

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How can my partner test positive and I test negative?

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What is seroconversion? What are the symptoms?

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Does this symptom [… rash/itch/headache etc.] relate to HIV?

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Ways you can NOT catch HIV

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