HIV is detected through blood tests. The only way someone can find out if they are HIV negative or positive is through a blood test that makes that determination. This is a very serious and can be deadly virus. HIV can turn in to full blown aids and kill you. If you think that you have contracted the hiv virus you need to seek the cousel and direction of your family doctor. If you are uncomfortable with having your family doctor do the test then find a random health department or clinic in your area and have the test done there.