HIV (WESTREN BLOT)
Why to get tested?
To determine if you are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
When to get tested?
At least once, when you are 13 to 64 years old; when you think you may have been exposed to the virus; before becoming pregnant or when pregnant; once a year if you are at increased risk of being exposed to the virus
What sample needed?
A blood sample collected from a vein in your arm or from a fingerstick; there are also HIV antibody tests available that can be performed on oral fluid.
What preparation I need before test?