You should encourage to get the HIV test done, it might sound like a tough plan but this is really important to have a healthy sex life. The most important thing which comes with the thought of getting tested is, what will happen after that. So, here are few important questions that are frequently asked from our HIV counselling doctors in India.
How will I get my results?
Before the test happens, the tester will ask you on how you would like to get the result. Depending upon your preference, the result will be given. However, there are various ways to get the result which depends upon the kind of test you are taking. If it is the rapid test, the result will be given within five minutes. There are other tests which might take more than a week. If the tests come negative, the tester will call you and tell and if the test is positive, you will have to take the further tests to check again. After that you will be referred for HIV treatment.
What if my result is negative?
The negative result of HIV means that you don’t have HIV. Until you risk yourself again, the result will be negative so, make sure to use precautions and have safe sex and safe needles while injecting drugs.
What is the meaning of ‘reactive’ test result?
A reactive test result means that the possibility of having HIV is there and for further confirmation other tests will be done taking another sample of your blood. The blood samples will be sent to the extra laboratory for further testing and confirmation of HIV. Our HIV counselling doctors in Delhi will take care of the counselling during this process of testing.
Is my test result private?
The test results are kept one hundred percent private and it is between only those who are involved. You can disclose your condition whenever you are comfortable.