Sure, good idea, but when, where and how often?
The more sex partners you have, the more often you should get tested.
If you have any casual partners, it’s recommended that you get tested at least once a year.
If you have a lot of sexual partners, it’s recommended that you get tested every 3-6 months.
Having a test reduces the chances of having an undiagnosed STI that can harm your own health as well as increase your risk of picking up or passing on HIV.
Some of the places you can get tested are:
- Your doctor
- Sexual Health Service
- Family Planning Clinic
- Youth Health Service
- NZAF Regional Centre. .
How can I book a test?
If you would like to book a free, anonymous test through the NZAF you can call free on 0800 80 AIDS (0800 80 2437) or Click here to find out more.
To know more about the process, check out the video below.
“Many people are very frightened of taking an HIV test in case they test positive. This can mean they spend time, worrying about the possibility of having HIV, often unnecessarily. In every case, it is better to know your status than not to know.”
If you think you might have been at risk of HIV, it is better to go for a TEST, to determine your status.
For more info and to book a time, visit Book a Free Test