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The HIV test

To find out if you have an HIV infection you must take an HIV test. This test can tell you if your body has made antibodies to fight HIV. A positive test shows that these antibodies are present and this means you have been infected with HIV.

scheduleOppdatert: 23.03.2018

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You can take an HIV test at your general practitioner (fastlege). You can also the HIV test done at these clinics:

Olafiaklinikken, Trondheimsveien 2N. Tel: 23 07 58 40
Sjekkpunkt. Helseutvalget, Skippergata 23. Only rapid test.
Aksept – senter for alle berørt av hiv, Fagerheimgata 16. Only rapid test.
Sex og samfunn, Trondheimsveien 2B. Drop in or by appointment. Tel: 22 99 39 00.

Haukeland sykehus, Poliklinikk for seksuelt overførbare infeksjoner, Hudavdelingen, Jonas Lies vei 73. Tel: 55 97 39 60/62.
Kirkens Bymisjon Bergen – Leve med Hiv. By appointment. Tel: 971 11 876 or e-mail

St. Olavs Hospital, Poliklinikk for kjønnssykdommer, Olav Kyrres gate 10. Tel: 971 53 462.

Sosialmedisinsk senter, Søndre Tollbugate 7. Tel: 77 79 04 00.

Stavanger universitetssykehus, Hjalmar Johansens gate 2. By appointment. Tel: 915 80 241

Kirkenes legesenter, Storgata 2. Tel: 78 97 76 60.

Sørlandet sykehus, Egsveien 100. Tel: 90 14 00 91

The waiting time for the result of the test is usually 10 to 14 days. The test is very reliable.

If you have been infected with HIV very recently the test can still be negative. This is because it can take the body up to three months from the time of infection to produce the antibodies that are needed to give a positive test result.
You can only be tested if you agree to it. Nobody can test you for HIV without your consent. (Please read the rules about ‘Informed Consent’) Am I Infected? A Complete Guide to Testing for HIV

Getting tested for HIV is a smart thing to do. Yet many people refuse to get tested. They find the idea of getting tested so frightening they just don’t want to do it, even though they will often continue to be stressed and worried about whether they’re infected. Others think of testing as unnecessary because they want to believe that HIV is something that won’t concern them.

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