WHAT TEST RESULTS MEAN

WHAT TEST RESULTS MEAN


IF YOU TEST POSITIVE:

* A confirmed positive test
means you have HIV. Positive results are almost 100% accurate.

* If you test HIV positive, find a health care provider who knows about HIV right away. Early treatment can help you stay alive longer.

* Services for people with HIV include help with health care, income, food and legal services.



IF YOU TEST NEGATIVE:

* A negative test
means no HIV antibodies were in your body at the time of the test.

* This may mean you don't have HIV.

* A negative test might also mean you have HIV, but your body hasn't made HIV antibodies yet.

* Get tested again at least 3 months after risky behavior.



THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE HIV IS TO GET TESTED