Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1

What is it and how does it affect me?

Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) is the virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and is mostly commonly spread through vaginal sex, anal sex, or sharing injectable drug equipment like needles and syringes. The Healthyr HIV test looks for viral genetic material in your blood, indicating an active infection. According to the CDC, this type of test is able to detect HIV 10 to 33 days after exposure to the virus.