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What is HIV / Aids?
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency virus) is an STD, that can be transmitted outside of sexual contact, caused by a virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). HIV breaks down the immune system, making it harder to fight off infections. People who have HIV become sick with infections that normally wouldn’t affect them. These infections can lead to serious illness and many other symptoms.
Why Do I Need It?:
- 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 STD. This increases your chances of becoming HIV infected.
- Share needles.
When somebody test positive for HIV, it does not automatically mean that they have AIDS. AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. It can take years before the signs of HIV show up. The only way you can be sure that you are not infected is by getting tested. There are medications that can help maintain a good quality of life for those who are HIV positive for a long time.
In the U.S. about 1.1 million people are living with HIV. About 40,000 people in the U.S. will get infected with HIV every year. Antibodies to HIV may develop 3 months after exposure, but it is best to be certain by being tested again at 6 months.
Are there signs or symptoms?
Many people with HIV have no symptoms. It can take more than 10 years to develop symptoms. Symptoms that may occur shortly after the infection are swollen glands, slight fever, headaches, tiredness and muscle pain. These usually last no more than a few weeks. After this then there are generally no HIV symptoms for many years.
How Can I Get tested for HIV?
Come to our facility and our friendly, trained staff will gently draw a blood sample and send it out to the lab. Most results will be back within 24-48 hours. You can come in to pick up your results, or you can view your lab results securely online.
With your email address and random generated password you are also able to login into your account. The account gets setup during your visit once you let us know how you like to receive the results.
No need to come in to pick up the results. You have access to the results any time and any place.