Home > Medical > HIV/Aids > Testing Testing All sections in HIV/Aids » About HIV/Aids » Basic Information » Counselling » Political Stances » Disease Prevention » HIV and ... » HIV in the Body » HIV+. what now? » Legal Issues » Management of HIV/Aids » Multimedia » HIV/Aids News » Nutrition and Aids » Real-life Story » Symptoms & Diseases » Testing » The Caregiver » The SA culture » Transmission of HIV » When Aids sets in » Women and HIV Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) Want to know more about Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)? Dr Avron Urison from AllLife explains what it is and how it works. Insurer to use finger-prick test Simpler tests will mean faster policy processing says Nicky van der Nest of Liberty, which is changing its screening methods for HIV. Testing for HIV Having an HIV test? Dr Avron Urison explains what it is and how it works. Assess Your HIV risk » Test Your HIV/Aids knowledge » Talk HIV Talk forum » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Finding the cure for Aids HIV/Aids Timeline Understanding viral load vs CD4 count HIV tests can gauge more than just the presence of the virus in the bloodstream. Dr Avron Urison from AllLife explains what the tests reveal. Why you should get tested The only way to know your HIV status for sure is to get tested. A person who is HIV positive may look and feel perfectly well, and be unaware that they are infected. Viral tests Viral tests are used to diagnose very early HIV infection. There are two types of test available to detect HIV itself, the PCR test and the p24 test. What is the "window period?" The window period is the period between the onset of HIV infection and the appearance of detectable antibodies to the virus. I had unsafe sex. Now what? If you’ve had unsafe sex, you’re probably feeling anxious and uncertain about the best course of action. Here’s what to do. HIV antibody tests There are three possible HIV antibody tests: HIV ELISA tests, HIV rapid tests and saliva and urine tests. HIV tests used in babies and young children Testing young children under 18 months of age is a little more difficult than testing older children and adults. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.