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Health checks

Roger Pebody

Staff at your HIV clinic use various tests to keep an eye on your HIV. Many of these tests are done on samples of your blood or urine. Some will be done at every check-up, others less often.

Click here to see our illustrated leaflet giving basic information on health checks for people living with HIV.

This leaflet is also available in French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Health checks

Published February 2012

Last reviewed February 2012

Next review February 2015

Our information levels explained

  • Short and simple introductions to key HIV topics, sometimes illustrated with pictures.
  • Expands on the previous level, but also written in easy-to-understand plain language.
  • More detailed information, likely to include medical and scientific language.
  • Detailed, comprehensive information, using medical and specialised language.

Contact NAM to find out more about the scientific research and information used to produce this leaflet.

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.