The self-test result must first be confirmed once again.
The self-tests are designed to be very sensitive and therefore can “overreact” occasionally. If this happens, they display a reactive result, even though there is no infection present. Therefore a self-test must be confirmed by an additional test conducted by a laboratory. This confirmatory test can be done by doctors, in centers for sexual health, directly in a laboratory or in a test project. Only if this test comes back positive as well, you can be certain about an HIV infection.
On the website aidshilfe.de you will find information compiled by the Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe under the header “Positive-what now?”
First information you get here:
Telephone consultation: 01803 19411 (max. 9 cents/min. from the German fixed network, max. 42 cents/min. from German mobile networks)