Early detection of HIV
To find out if you are infected with HIV, you can do it through a blood test. Check your HIV status at a doctor or clinic that has a special laboratory. In fact, at this time you can detect early at home with a tool called One Step HIV TEST which is already widely available at online sales or pharmacies. The tool can read your HIV status through blood samples in 10 to 15 minutes.
Every person who is sexually active (ever and / or frequently having sex) needs to undergo a test if he has had risky sex, such as unprotected sex. Couples who plan marriage and pregnancy, and pregnant women also need to undergo tests if they are at high risk of HIV.
You are advised to take the first test at least after 3 months of risky sexual activity to determine whether you have contracted HIV. The second test is carried out after 3 months of the first test if the results show a nonreactive (negative) result, the latter being done three months after the second test.
Remember: getting negative results from the first test does not mean you are free of HIV. The body will generally begin to form antibodies around three weeks to 3 months after first contracting the HIV virus. This period is called the window period, which can last up to 42 days. However, how fast the body forms antibodies can differ from one person to another. There are those that take longer or even faster than three months.
Therefore, you will be recommended to undergo a follow-up test every 3 months to confirm the diagnosis.
Early detection ?
The most infectious syphilis in stages 1 and 2. If you have had risky behavior, and feel the symptoms as mentioned in stages 1 and 2 (Look at the Syphilis Symptoms menu), you can do the testing with Onestep Syphilis yourself at home. Repeat testing should be carried out at least 3 months after the first test is carried out. If you want to be more certain, go to a doctor or clinic for sexually transmitted diseases to ensure a diagnosis of syphilis. The faster syphilis is treated, the less likely it is that syphilis develops into a serious disease.
Treatment of syphilis is very easy to do. The general treatment is to use antibiotics in the form of penicillin injections. If not treated, syphilis can be a dangerous disease and can lead to death. Syphilis sufferers who are on treatment must avoid sexual intercourse until the infection is confirmed to have been fully cured.