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University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC)
Infectious Disease Unit, Department of Medicine
1st Floor, Menara Utama (Main Tower)
Lembah Pantai, 59100, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 (0) 3-7949-4422
Fax: +60 (0) 3-7956-2253
Watch our experts at the Infectious Diseases Department, University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and Centre of Excellence in AIDS Research (CERiA)
explain the importance of early HIV testing, diagnosis and linkage to care and treatment to stay healthy.
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Testing yourself for HIV is important for your health, your relationships, your life and your future. The fact is that HIV is preventable, and you can reduce or eliminate your risk. And early detection can lead to early treatment and better outcomes. Many people live long; normal lives with early detection and proper care, because the advancements in science and HIV treatment have been significant.
If you’re worried you could have HIV, get tested now. The sooner you are diagnosed, the better your chances of staying healthy and living a normal life span. Getting tested for HIV means that, if you’re HIV positive, you can start your treatment before the infection causes too much damage to your body and health. This is known as ‘early diagnosis’. It’s important to get tested because someone with undiagnosed HIV can look and feel healthy for years, but the infection will be damaging their health. They can also pass the infection on to others.
Getting an HIV test
The only way to know whether you have HIV is to have an HIV test. You may feel worried about getting tested, but if you do have HIV, the sooner you find out, the better. We encourage everyone who has had a risk behavior to get tested early.
- You can protect yourself against HIV by using a condom every time you have vaginal, anal or oral sex. This will also help prevent you passing on the infection if you have it.
Important Note on Window Period before coming down for a test:
The time period between when a person is actually infected with HIV and when antibodies to HIV can be detected in the test is called the window period.
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Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for maintaining your health. Take control of your health and your life. Take an HIV and STI Test Today. If you have additional questions or concerns about HIV/AIDS or sexually transmitted infections, please contact TemanTeman.org
：进行艾滋病毒检测 对于您的健康、您的伴侣、您的生活和您的未来很重要。事实上，艾滋病毒是可预防的，您可以减低或消除自己的感染风险。进行早期检测就可以尽早开始治疗，获 得更好的治疗效果。很多病毒感染者通过早期检测和适当的治疗都能够活得很久，并且过着正常的生活，因为科学和艾滋病毒治疗领域取得了很大的发展。
如果您担心自己可能感染艾滋病毒，马上就进行检测吧。确诊得越早，您保持健康和正常寿命的机会越高。进行艾滋病毒检测就意味着，如果您被确诊为艾滋病毒阳 性，您可以在感染对自己的身体和健康产生过多损害之前开始接受治疗。这就是“早期诊断”。进行艾滋病毒检测很重要，因为未经诊断的艾滋病毒感染者可能很长 一段时间都自我感觉很健康，但实际上病毒感染会严重侵害他们的身体。而且他们还可能把病毒传染给他人。