Combi risk test: HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis
This blood test consists of:
- HIV (anti HIV 1-2)
- Syphilis (THPA, Lues)
- Hepatitis B (hepatitis Bs antigen)
- Hepatitis C (hepatitis C al.)
The survey is fast, anonymous and reliable.
When is it wise to take this test?
- Three months after the last risk sex contact testing
- If you have no complaints
- To determine if you have an infection with HIV, syphilis or hepatitis (because an STI rarely comes alone, it is wise to get tested for other STIs as well)
- If you have been at high risk for HIV, it makes sense to have this test sooner.
- Note: if you have an STI you can pass it on to someone else during the three month period. Keep this period free!
- Three months after you and your boyfriend/girlfriend know each other:
- If you are monogamous and want to stop using condoms
- Note: without a condom you can get pregnant, arrange another form of contraception in time that you are happy with.
- Regular testing if you have many changing contacts
- Men who have sex with men are recommended to get tested at least twice a year.
- Sex workers are advised to get tested four times a year.
From when is the test visible in the blood?
- HIV: usually a few weeks to three months
- Syphilis: from 6 weeks to three months
- Hepatitis B: usually two to three months
- Hepatitis C: usually two to three months