Regarding Places For HIV Testing?
Honestly, I’ve had sex 3 times with different partners, the first was in 2014-2015, then the second in 2017, and the third in 2018, all of them did not use protection, after the last time I did I experienced symptoms of sore throat, stuffy nose, pain. head, but about headaches I have often experienced it when I was in 6th grade, and now the symptoms of sore throat are gone but sometimes I still like headaches, but the itching occurs on my body but I have never had sex before I have an allergy to the skin, is it is this a symptom of hiv? If I have to test at a hospital or PKBI or something like that, will the data enter according to my name to the health office? Honestly, I’m embarrassed and very sad when my family finds out about this, please answer the doctor
HIV is an HIV virus that can be transmitted through several ways, such as having sex with HIV positive people, through needles, especially injecting drugs, through contaminated blood transfusions, through mothers to children during pregnancy, breastfeeding and childbirth. The initial symptoms of HIV itself are similar to flu-like symptoms so they are often not realized, but not always the symptoms that arise are due to HIV but can be caused by other viral and bacterial infections.
If you have ever done a risky act, it is necessary to do an examination. HIV testing can be carried out as early as 3 weeks after exposure and optimally 3 months after exposure. The examination can be carried out in a hospital or health facility such as a health center. There is also a program called VCT, namely voluntary HIV testing and counseling and counseling on risk behaviors. Every HIV test will of course be kept confidential. If you are an adult, you will be responsible for your own condition, but if you are a minor, your parents need to know.
For this reason, to ensure that HIV tests can be carried out and avoid risky behavior in order to avoid HIV transmission. HIV is an infection that cannot be completely cured, so prevention is very important.
Hope it is useful,
dr. Adi P.