HIV testing

HIV often has no clear symptoms at first. You often cannot see whether you have HIV: get yourself tested. This is the only way to know for sure.

Doctor taking a blood sample from a woman.

Symptoms

At first, you may get symptoms resembling the flu:

At a later stage, if you do not take medicines, HIV weakens your immune system. Your body cannot defend itself against infections any more. 

It is not possible to know if someone has HIV by looking at him or her.

Talking to a health professional

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