What to do in case of a reactive result?

If two lines appear on the self-test - a control line and a test line - the result is reactive. The test line can be different in intensity.

Since self-tests can also give false positive results, this is not sufficient to assess whether an HIV infection is present. The Austrian AIDS Support Services therefore recommend having an HIV antigen/antibody test done in any case.
Only if this test is confirmed positive, one has to be prepared for an HIV infection

With a reactive self-test result, one can contact the counselling service of Aids Hilfe in the respective federal state.

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