The only way to know if one is infected with HIV is to be tested. You cannot rely on symptoms to know whether you have HIV. Many people who are infected with HIV may not have any symptoms at all for many years. Many health facilities (government, Christian Health Association of Malawi [CHAM], private) offer HIV testing and counselling (HTC) services for free across the country. People can even be tested at the community level –many other organisations conduct community outreach health activities that include HTC – or during HTC campaigns conducted each year.