‘What if I'm HIV negative?’

If there are no signs of HIV in your blood, then your test will be ‘negative’.

This doesn’t mean you are immune and won’t get HIV, or that all your partners have been free of HIV.

You may also get an 'undetermined' result which means you will need another test as it is not clear if the HIV infection is in your body and is not yet fully developed.

If you test before three months have passed since your last risk, the time period known as the 'window period', then there is a chance your test results might not be accurate. So get tested again a few weeks later to make sure.

Don't take unnecessary risks

Use condoms and lube and get tested regularly – ideally every six months if you are sexually active.

Condoms & lube

Find out how to stay healthy and still enjoy your sex life: