Knowledge is power — Know your status, know your viral load

Knowledge is power

UNAIDS

For people who may have been exposed to HIV, knowledge is critical to making informed decisions about their future. An HIV test is a serious event with potentially serious outcomes. But no matter the result, the test provides vital information. A negative result is an opportunity to take deliberate steps to prevent future acquisition through prevention methods tailored to that individual’s risks. A positive test result—and a confirmatory diagnosis—is never welcome news, but for people living with HIV, it is a necessary first step towards a long and healthy life.

November 27, 2018
Year of publication
2018
Resource types
Reports and Fact sheets
Tags
virally suppressed, viral load testing, treatment monitoring, HIV testing and treatment services, HIV testing and counseling (HTC), HIV status, barriers to HIV testing

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