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Afraid of HIV testing? #KnowTheScore

We’ve brought all our HIV testing resources together in one place, so if you’re looking for resources to help spread the message about how important HIV testing is, we’ve got you covered.

One in five people living with HIV are unaware of their status. Testing for HIV is a critical step towards good health – but still too few people test because they are either unaware, scared, or face other barriers such as stigma and discrimination or lack of nearby testing services.

Knowing your status gives people living with HIV the opportunity to get onto treatment and live a long and healthy life.

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Young people from East and Southern Africa tell us about their experiences testing for HIV as part of our #KnowTheScore campaign with Tackle Africa.
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You already get it that testing is the only way to know your status, but did you know that you’re supposed to retest every 3-6 months?
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Get to grips with the who, what, when, where and how of HIV testing.
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#KnowTheScore is our campaign to get young men in southern Africa testing for HIV.
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#StandUpToHIV. Help us empower people to get over their fears of what happens during a test, and what other people will think.
It's normal to feel worried about going for an HIV test. Hear from others about their experiences.
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The only way to know if you have HIV is to take a test. Find out what to expect.
Sign promoting HIV testing in Zambia
The reasons to test far outweigh the reasons not to. Find out about the benefits of testing for HIV.
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You can test for HIV at any time. If you think you might have been at risk, speak to your healthcare provider.
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HIV testing programmes aim to reach people living with HIV who are unaware of their status and are critical to an effective HIV response.
Last updated:
15 May 2020
Last full review:
15 May 2023
Next full review:
15 May 2020