Why Test for HIV?
It’s really important to test for HIV because if you #KnowYourStatus you can make informed decisions and help stop the spread of HIV. We have an amazing opportunity to #ENDHIV for good. So, let’s all #GetTested for #HIVTestingWeek 2023!
By testing for HIV we can reduce the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV and the number of people diagnosed late.
The Government wants to achieve the goal of zero new HIV cases in England by 2030.*
We can all play our part by knowing our HIV status. We all have different reasons for testing, and we can all take personal responsibility by taking control of our own health.
Is it true if you’re on treatment for HIV you #Can’tPassItOn?
Yes, it’s true, HIV is treatable and with correct treatment and an undetectable viral load, a person living with HIV can have unprotected sex and not pass it on. The science proves it.
An undetectable viral load is where antiretrovirals suppress the virus so much that it actually becomes undetectable. This is known as: Undetectable equals Untransmittable or U=U.
People can live with HIV for a long time without any symptoms and testing is the only way to know your HIV status.
Why choose Oral?
Let’s face it, most of us love a bit of oral! #ChooseOral with the OraQuick HIV Self Test brought to you by BioSure, and you can #KnowYourStatus simply by swabbing your gums – no blood is needed!
How easy is the test to perform?
HIV self-testing has gone through significant technological advancements since the first CE marked test back in 2015 and now no HIV Test is easier! - It’s just an easy and pain free swab of your gums and you get your own incredibly accurate result in just 20 minutes. No blood is needed, and you don’t have to wait for your results from a lab!
You can test where you want, when you want and with who you want – so you can test in the comfort of your own home, at work, with your partner or with friends.
Just remember not to eat or drink for 15 minutes before and not to use any mouth cleaning products for 30 minutes before, otherwise your result may not be accurate.
I’m nervous about testing, where can I get support?
Our website has loads of information about the importance of testing, how to test for HIV, a really useful FAQ’s section and an area where you can find support and advice. You can also chat to the BioSure team on WhatsApp. Our number is 07763 489170.
Anyone diagnosed with HIV in the UK can access free treatment and support.*
So, #TakeControlOfYou for #HIVTestingWeek and #BeBioSure