Why is an HIV test worthwhile?
An HIV test will provide clarification. In case you are HIV negative, you can always seek advice regarding appropriate protective measures. If you know that you are HIV positive, you can start treatment straight away.
The sooner you start your treatment, the more you will benefit from today’s treatment options. Today, HIV-infected persons who are medically treated have almost the same life expectancy as people without HIV.
They can participate in life like everybody else, they can work and have children. If people living with HIV are being treated effectively, there is no transmission of the virus during sex either.