Causes for an HIV test
Causes for an HIV test are in particular:
- Previous sex without condom/femidom with an HIV-positive person who has not been treated successfully – even without intake of sperm, blood or other body fluids, but intense contact of the mucosa of penis and vagina or penis and rectum.
- Previous sex without condom/femidom with a person you are not sure is HIV positive and/or symptoms that may indicate an HIV infection.
- Previous joint use of syringes or/and needles for drug consumption
- Before or during a pregnancy in order to avoid transmission of the virus from an untreated mother to the unborn child during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding
- Symptoms that may indicate an HIV infection
- Before or during an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (HIV-PrEP). In this case, additional tests and examinations will be necessary.