In the early stages, a person with HIV can have zero symptoms. Knowing your status early not only makes it more likely you’ll live a long and healthy life, but also helps stop transmission of the virus to others.
Testing is the only way to know your HIV status for sure. If you’ve never had an HIV test, or think you may have been exposed to HIV, it’s recommended you get a test as soon as possible. There are lots of ways to test – you can go to your doctor or local sexual health clinic, or order a free or low-cost at-home testing kit online. Testing is confidential and many providers also offer counselling if needed.
Getting tested helps you take charge of your health and get the care you need to thrive.
Visit CDC’s ‘Get Tested’ to search for free HIV testing resources in the United States.
Use the NHS’ Service Search to find HIV testing services in England.