At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To monitor the status of HIV disease, in conjunction with other laboratory tests and physical disease progression, and to guide therapy
When to Get Tested?
When first diagnosed with HIV, every 2 to 8 weeks after the start of therapy or therapy changes, and every 3 to 4 months during long-term therapy, or as your doctor recommends
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?