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What happens if I test positive for HIV?

If you test positive on a screening test, you should have another test to confirm that you are definitely positive for HIV, as there are some false positives on screening. The confirmatory test is more specific. Seek further counsel from your primary medical doctor, who can guide further workup and treatment if needed.

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