results - What do they mean?
requires your informed consent. This means you have give permission for
the test, and your halth-care provider or testing site has answered all
your questions. Be sure you understand the test and how it is done.
Possble test results and what they can mean. The iffects results may
have on future health-care decisions. And who may have access to your
It may take days or weeks to get your results, depending on the testing center. A conselor will explain what your test result mean.
results are confidential unless you give written permission, only peoplw
with a "need to know" may see the results. These people may
ANONYMOUS testing is available is some places.
|Negative Result||A negative
result means no HIV antibodies were found in your body. But you
could still be infected if you have been exposed to HIV in the last 6
month. Your body may not have made enough HIV antibodies to show up yet.
Consider getting retested in a few month.
You are not immune. You can still become infected thought risky behavior.
|An Indeterminate Result||An Indeterminate result means the results were unclear. You may have to be tested again.|
POSITIVE RESULT means your body is making HIV antibodies. You have been
infected with HIV. This dows NOT mean you have AIDS or will get sick
soon, thought it is possible.
What To Do If Positive
test positive, take special steps to protect your health.
Take Good Care of Yourself. your health is more important than ever. Be sure to:
GET PLENTY OF REST
PRACTICE PROPER HYGIENE
AVOID ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
EXERCISE ( consult your health-care provider)
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is the HIV test?
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?
Questions and answers.