The only way to find out if you are HIV-positive is to get tested, and your best bet for your long-term health is to treat it right away.
Getting tested for HIV often is the best way to take care of your health, and we’ve got a whole page on HIV testing to answer any questions you may have. When somebody is diagnosed HIV-positive, it’s really important to get treatment as early as possible. Starting treatment can help guys achieve an undetectable viral load, which is associated with better health outcomes in the longer term.
It’s possible you tested positive on an anonymous test, or at a clinic that didn’t refer you to an HIV specialist. Contact the Ontario Sexual Health Infoline by calling 1-800-668-2437 to find an HIV care provider nearest to you. If this isn’t an option where you live, getting educated through websites like CATIE and NAM can help you advocate for yourself. You can learn more about where to get HIV treatment here.
There is no cure for HIV right now, but with good treatment and medical care, it can be managed. There are lots of HIV-positive people doing just that, and today, guys living with HIV can live long and healthy lives.