What’s stopping you from having a HIV test?

If you’ve ever had sex without a condom and never had a HIV test, how do you know you’re HIV negative?

Regular readers of our blog will know what HIV is but what about people who know very little about HIV and why it’s important to get tested?

Put simply, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) gradually attacks your immune system, which is your body’s natural defence against illness.  If you were to become infected with HIV, you’ll find it harder to fight off infections and diseases.  It’s a progressive disease and unfortunately, it’s incurable but if caught early and given the right treatment, you’ll be fine.  Although you’ll need to make sure you watch your health and stay in touch with your doctor.

A lot of people think HIV is a death sentence, that’s simply not true (click this link to find out why) but if left untreated it will cause you some problems so it’s best to get tested for HIV at least once in your life, just to be sure.  There are many others who test regularly for HIV to keep their health in check.

About a quarter of people who have HIV don’t realise they have it, and it’s very likely that untreated HIV will be passed to other people.  That’s why we’re inviting YOU and everyone (in Leicestershire) who reads this to have a HIV test.  If you can visit us, great – we’ll be happy to give you a confidential test or if you prefer to test confidentially at home, that’s ok too!

You don’t always have to go to your doctor, a clinic or even a center like us.  There’s options for you to test privately at home too.  Think about the best HIV testing option for you.

We’re can’t tell you which is the right one, that’s down to you but if you would like to visit  us, we’re located at 53 Regent Road, Leicester. LE1 6YF (Here’s a map) or call us on 0116 2559995.  We can normally see people without booking appointments and you’ll get your result instantly.  (No waiting around)!

So, you have all the information you need to have a HIV test, what’s stopping you from having one?

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