The HIV test in HIV clinic determines if you are infected with the deadly HIV. This virus could lead to a total destruction of your body’s ability to fight any illness and lead to AIDS. Testing is recommended if you are sexually active and is uncertain about your partner’s sexual behaviors. There are a number of other risk factors including vaginal, or oral sex without a condom, blood or mucous contact with an infected person, and sharing needles for drug abuse.
Abusing illegal drugs is wrong no matter how you look at it. If you know someone who abuses drugs through shared needles you can try to find help for them. They increase their risk of catching the HIV infection each time they use unsterilized needles and syringes. Perhaps you can talk them into joining a rehabilitation center. Above all you should convince them to use a home HIV test kit.
You can find a number of local testing centers online. Although there are a number of home test kits available today, you will need to be prepared to mail a sample and await results, which will be conveyed over a call. However, anonymous test in a HIV clinic or hospital is available in most areas today. The doctor at the test center will use your blood sample or a swab from the inside of your cheek. Results make be available in a week and the doctor you have consulted will let you know when the results have available.
The advantage of early detection of HIV is the ability to treat it. Early medical intervention has helped to slow the growth of the HIV virus in many cases. With the convenience of online testing centers, you can choose to contact the center with your queries and determine if you needed to be tested after all. Most importantly, even if you are diagnosed with HIV, you will be glad to know that many people who are affected by the deadly virus are living healthy and normal lives upon consulting specialists and being compliant with taking their medicines.