- Diagnosing a chronic condition early will make it easier to treat.
- Many people with one chronic condition develop another.
If you have a cough, weight loss or night sweats, check for TB.
If you do not know your HIV status, have a new partner or are pregnant, get an HIV test.
If in the past month, you felt down, depressed or hopeless or had little interest or pleasure in doing things, talk to your healthcare worker about depression.
If you drink more than four drinks per session, use illegal drugs or misuse prescription or over-the-counter medication, talk to your healthcare worker about substance abuse.
Check your blood pressure (BP) for hypertension. Your healthcare worker will tell you when you need to recheck it.
If you are over 40 years or you are overweight and don’t do any exercise, have a test for diabetes.
If you are a woman, have a pap smear to check for cervical cancer (of the mouth of the womb) – every 10 years after the age of 30, or every 3 years if you have HIV.
Have a check for breast cancer if you are a woman over 40 years or you notice a change in your breast.