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HIV is a sexually transmitted disease (that can be spread outside of sexual contact) known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). It is the virus that causes AIDS. This condition damages your immune system and can lead to serious illness, infections and many other symptoms.
There are two parts to the HIV Test at ANY LAB TEST NOW®.
1. The first part is an initial blood screen. A negative result means there are no HIV antibodies in your blood.
2. If the screen is positive, the lab will run a confirmation test called a Western Blot.
Why Do I Need It?:
You should be tested for HIV if you:
• Had unprotected sex. The greatest chance of becoming HIV infected is by having contact with an infected person’s blood, semen or vaginal secretions.
• Have an existing sexual transmitted disease (because it increases your chances of becoming HIV infected).
• Share needles.
Even if you’ve been infected with HIV, you may not know it right away because you can look and feel healthy for many years afterward. It’s important to know that you have to be HIV infected (HIV positive) and turn ill to have AIDS. While HIV antibodies can be discovered 3 months after exposure, it’s best to be certain by being tested again at 6 months.
Other Relevant Tests:
Having one STD increases your risk of becoming infected with another STD. If you’re considering the HIV Test, you might want to upgrade to a Comprehensive STD Panel, which tests for HIV and several other STDs. The panel is a much better value.
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