Where can I get tested for HIV Infection
Where can I get tested for HIV infection
Many places provide testing for HIV infection. It is important to seek testing at a location that also provides counseling about HIV and AIDS. Common locations include local health departments, private physicians, hospitals, and test sites specifically set up for HIV testing.
In addition to traditional testing procedures, there are other options. For those who prefer not to have blood drawn, many sites now offer oral fluids testing, which involves testing of a sample of fluid taken from inside the mouth with a cotton swab. The OraSure Test is currently only available through a health care provider or clinic. Some clinics may also offer urine testing as an alternative to blood tests.
There is also testing which can be performed anonymously in the privacy of your own home. There are many home tests advertised through the internet, but only the Home Access Test has been approved by the FDA. The Home Access test kit can be found at most local pharmacies. The testing procedure involves pricking your finger with a special device, placing a drop of blood on a specially treated card, then mailing the card in for testing. You are given an identification number to use when you phone in for the test results-- 3 days or 2 weeks later, depending on the test kit purchased.
The CDC National AIDS Hotline can answer questions about testing and can refer you to testing sites in your area. The hotline numbers are 1-800-342-2437 (English), 1-800-344-7432, (Spanish), or 1-800-243-7889 (TTY).
|What is AIDS? What causes AIDS||How Long Does It Take For HIV to cause AIDS|
|How can I tell if I am infected with HIV||How Does HIV make someone sick|
|Where can I get tested for HIV infection||Can pre-cum and semen fluids contain HIV|
|What If I Test HIV Positive|
|How Many People Have HIV and AIDS||How safe is the United States Blood Supply|
|Where Did HIV Come From|
|Can I get HIV from Oral Sex|
|Can Oil be used as a lubricant with Condoms|
|Can I get HIV from Kissing|
|Can I get infected with HIV from mosquitoes|
Influenza Symptoms/The Flu
|Influenza Symptoms||Be Aware of Common Flu Symptoms||Diagnosing The Flu|
|Know The Risk From The Flu||People May Have Different Reactions from the Flu||Know How The Flu Spreads|
|Best Protection Against The Flu||The Flu Shot||The Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine|
|Related Information||What Is The Flu Shot||Who Should Get The Flu Shot|
|People At High Risk From Complications from the Flu||People Who Live With Or Care For Those At High Risk From Complications From Flu||Use of the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine|
|Who Should Get The Flu Shot||How Effective Is The Flu Shot||What Are The Risk From Getting The Flu Shot|
|What Is Liposuction?||Who Performs Liposuction?||How Can I Find The Right Doctor?|
|What Does The FDA Regulate||What Are The Risk Associated With Liposuction?||Liposuction Glossary|
METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA)
|What Is MRSA||Who Is Susceptible To MRSA Infection||What Are The Symptoms of MRSA|
|Can MRSA Be Treated||How Long Does MRSA Infections Last||Where Is MRSA Found and How Does It Spread|
|How Is The Transmission of MRSA Prevented||Hand Washing||Masking|
|Gowning||Patient Care Equipment||Handling of Laundry|
What Is Mesothelioma
|What Is Mesothelioma||Plearul Mesothelioma||Peritoneal Mesothelioma||Benign Mesothelioma|