The most commonly used test at government clinics and hospitals is the rapid test. It is easy and you get your results in 30 minutes. You can get HIV self-test kits but if you test positive you must go to a clinic to confirm the results. You can also get tested at some pharmacies and at private doctors.
Having an HIV test is not an easy decision to make. But taking the HIV test means you are taking responsibility for yourself. You can then protect yourself and the people you love. If you have the HIV virus, testing will help you get the treatment you need to stay healthy. The sooner you start treatment the greater the chance of stopping the virus from multiplying.
If you are pregnant it is compulsory for hospitals and clinics to test you as part of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme. Taking a combination of anti-retroviral treatments during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, reduces the risk of your baby being infected with HIV.
So there is some kind of treatment for HIV?