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Candle What is the HIV test?
It is a simple process that shows if you have been infected with HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus)

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.

HIV is spread mainly by:
  • Having sex with a person infected with HIV
  • Sharing a needle or syringe with a person infected with HIV

HIV can also be spread by:
  • a mother infected with HIV to her baby before, during or after birth ( through breastfeeding).
  • Receiving infected blood. This is very unlikely today, since donors are carefully screened and all blood is tested before use.

Back To Main Who should consider having an HIV test?
HIV infection and AIDS are not the same thing.
How does the HIV testing work?
Are there benefits to being tested?

Test results - What do they mean?
Questions and answers.