About Our HIV Test (HIV 1 & 2)
HIV, or Human immunodoeficency virus, is spread though unprotected sex, shared needles, or blood transfer between infected and non infected humans. The disease kills white blood cells, the parts of your body that work to protect your bloodstream from negative agents. The disease first passed to humans from chimpanzees early in the 19th century and has devastated various communities around the world. With years of research and focus on HIV/AIDS, the contemporary western medical landscape offers many treatments and support if you are potentially infected, so it’s best to get tested as soon as you have an inkling you may be infected. HIV progresses to AIDS in stages, and each stage has its own characteristics and particular degenerative influence. In all stages, your compromised immunity leads to potentially more devastating illnesses. HIV progresses to AIDS in three stages, each with separate symptoms and clinical treatments. The progression is slow, usually happening over 2-10 years, so it’s possible it will never progress to the next stage.
In the first few weeks following infection, you are likely to notice:
Swollen lymph nodes
When To Check
Consider testing for HIV if: You’re noticing unexplained sores on your body You’re feeling flu-like symptoms You suspect you were with someone who might have HIV/AIDS You’ve recently traveled You’ve recently had unprotected sex You haven’t checked in with your partners about their STD status Have multiple sex partners that haven’t been recently tested You learn your partner has an STD Are feeling or noticing symptoms in your body
How to test
Order Your Test
Choose the test you want to take to know your body better. Then, order your tests online.
Visit A Local Lab
With 2000+ locations, you’ll find a lab near you, easy. Bring your order number to the lab and get tested.
Get Your Result
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