HIV Prevention and Symptoms

HIV prevention and using free condoms to practice safe sex are very important. HIV prevention by condoms is the best method of precaution. The only way to know if you have contracted HIV is to be tested. You cannot rely on symptoms to know if you have HIV. Therefore, educating people about HIV Prevention methods is the best way to stop HIV transmission.

Flu-like symptoms: (often described as “the worst flu ever”) can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks after exposure.

Just because you have these symptoms doesn’t mean you have HIV. These symptoms could be caused by other infections. There are plenty of HIV prevention programs run by the Health Department that can test you for HIV and offer the right medical treatment.

  • Fever
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Sore throat
  • Rash

How to order SHHR HIV Self Testing

HIV self-testing, sometimes also known as “Home Testing”, is way to test yourself for HIV at home. The process involves collecting your own specimen, mainly oral fluid or blood, and using a rapid HIV test kit to get the results. The whole test can be performed without any help and is a safe and secure process. You can learn more by clicking on the link below.