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WHY SHOULD YOU GET TESTED?
It’s the only way to know for sure if you are HIV-positive.
Knowing can also help you prevent HIV from spreading by taking protective actions.
Who should get
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64
Talk to your healthcare provider about how often you should be tested. And if you don’t think you’re at risk, consider getting tested as part of your annual physical exam. You may be right, but why not know your status for sure?
How can you
There are a lot of ways to get the test done:
- You can ask a healthcare provider or hospital for an HIV test
- You can
searchlocal clinics or community health centers for free testing services
- You can go to National HIV and STI Testing Resources and enter your ZIP code to find locations
- You can call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) for free testing sites near you
- You can use a home HIV test that you can find in most pharmacies or online
162,500 people with HIV
had not been diagnosed*
IF YOUR TEST COMES BACK NEGATIVE
There are still some things you should do:
BE A TEST
One of the best things you can do for your friends
Find HIV resources in your area.