If you detect an HIV infection early and start treatment early, you can live a long and healthy life.
Knowing your HIV status is important not only to protect yourself, but to also protect others. People who do not know their status and have unprotected sex are putting themselves and others at risk.
HIV testing is crucial in stopping the spread of the virus. South Africa has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world, with over 7 million South Africans living with the virus.