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HIV testing stories

Here, people have shared their personal stories of testing for HIV so you can learn what to expect from real people who have been through it.

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Harrison shares his story about his surprising experience of discovering his HIV status when trying to join the Nigerian Army.

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Zoe shares her story of how she lived in fear of HIV before getting a negative HIV test result: which inspired her to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

African American teenager

Shayna shares her story of how she discovered she was living with HIV after an appointment with her gynaecologist.

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Sann shares his story about testing positive for HIV and finding support online from others living with HIV.

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Lucas shares his story of how having unprotected sex and putting off getting tested for HIV gave him months of worry.

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Hallie shares her story about testing for HIV after putting it off for years: an experience that brought her great relief.

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Chanda shares his story about how learning more about HIV gave him peace of mind and confidence to get tested.

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Bandile shares his story about overcoming his fear of getting tested for HIV and testing negative.

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Akudzwe shares her story about testing positive for HIV during pregnancy.

Photos are used for illustrative purposes. They do not imply health status or behaviour.