Keep in mind, your results are preliminary – you should confirm any test result with a second, confirmation lab test.
|What it means to you now.||THIS TEST DIDN’T DETECT HIV.|
|What you need to keep in mind.||IF YOU GOT HIV RECENTLY, IT MAY NOT HAVE SHOWN UP YET.|
|What you need to do next.||YOU NEED ANOTHER TEST IN 1-3 MONTHS AND LIMIT YOUR RISK. NEXT STEPS|
|What it means to you now.||YOU MAY HAVE HIV.|
|What you need to keep in mind.||A 2ND HIV TEST IS NEEDED TO CONFIRM RESULTS.|
|What you need to do next.||TAKE A DEEP BREATH. IT’S GOING TO BE OKAY.|
IF 2ND TEST IS POSITIVE, YOU HAVE HIV AND NEED TO BEGIN MEDICAL CARE AND MEDICATIONS. NEXT STEPS
For information on risk behaviors and how HIV is transmitted, please see CDC’s HIV Basics on HIV transmission.
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