When you know your HIV status (an at-home HIV test can help), you get treatment and stop the progression of the disease—like progression to AIDS and other infections. That is more likely with a weakened immune system. An at-home HIV test is also essential to prevent transmission to other people.
There is a time when the immune system starts producing antibodies against HIV, and many HIV tests look for these antibodies. At-home HIV test can detect them as quickly as possible.
A false-negative test result is possible within the first three months of HIV exposure. Get tested again at the end of the three months to confirm a negative HIV status.
Gone are the days when the only way to get tested for HIV was to see a doctor. Instead, an at-home HIV test is at your disposal in this day and age.