Counseling should be given to you before and after the test. All counseling and testing is confidential.
Counseling before the test includes:
Helping you understand what the test can and can’t tell you.
Explaining if anyone else can find out your test results.
Helping you understand your risk for HIV.
Counseling after the test includes:
Helping you understand what your test result means.
Ways to prevent the spread of HIV, whether your test is positive or negative.
Helping you make a plan to deal with either a positive or a negative test result.