"What if my HIV test is positive"?
There are probably few things that strike fear in our hearts like a positive HIV test. Like any chronic disease diagnosis, testing positive for HIV is a life-changing event. But by taking the right steps after diagnosis, you can have a positive affect on your future health and well-being.
If you test positive, the sooner you take steps to protect your health, the better. Early medical treatment, a healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude can help you stay well. Prompt medical care may delay the onset of AIDS and prevent some life-threatening conditions. It is important to know that a positive HIV test should always be confirmed, to be sure that it is a true positive. If your test result is positive, there are a number of important steps you can take immediately to protect your health:
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