Everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 should get tested for HIV at least once. If your behavior puts you at risk after you are tested, you should think about being tested again. Some people at higher risk should get tested more often.
If your last HIV test result was negative, you should get an HIV test if you answer "yes" to any of the questions below about your risk since that test:
Are you a man who has had sex with another man?
Have you had sex—anal or vaginal—with an HIV-positive partner?
Have you had more than one sex partner?
Have you injected drugs and shared needles or works (for example, water or cotton) with others?
Have you exchanged sex for drugs or money?
Have you been diagnosed with, or sought treatment for, another sexually transmitted disease?
Have you been diagnosed with or treated for hepatitis or tuberculosis (TB)?
Have you had sex with someone who could answer "yes" to any of the above questions or someone whose sexual history you don't know?
Sexually active gay and bisexual men may benefit from more frequent testing (for example, every 3 to 6 months).
There are two types of tests:
1. Spot test: where the test is done on chromatographic method on the cartridge and result given early.
2. Elisa test: Where it is done by elisa method to increase the sensitivity of the test.
spot test: Rs 300/-
Elisa test: Rs 500/-