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HIV Testing

Posted by pozlife on July 2, 2008

Frequently Asked Questions

* When you have tested HIV negative at three months or more post-exposure, you need to trust those test results.
* Get tested because the odds of you being HIV negative are astronomically in your favor.
* I had to get tested for HIV before I started my new job; the results came back negative, and now I’m over my all-consuming fear and worry.

» More questions
READ FIRST:

* Types of HIV Tests (2008)
From National Association of People With AIDS

* Ways to Test for HIV: Three Different Ways to Check If You Have HIV (May 2007)
To read PDF, click here
From Project Inform

* HIV Testing (April 12, 2007)
To read PDF, click here
From AIDS InfoNet

* HIV Testing 101 (December 21, 2001)
Part 2 of 2.
To read PDF, click here
In AIDS Treatment News, from AIDS Treatment News

* HIV Testing 101 (November 23, 2001)
Part 1 of 2.
To read PDF, click here
In AIDS Treatment News, from AIDS Treatment News

* Common Questions About HIV Testing & Counseling (December 1, 1999)
In Be a Force for Change, from American Association for World Health

* HIV Testing (September 14, 2007)
In AIDS 101: Guide to HIV Basics, from San Francisco AIDS Foundation

* HIV Testing Fact Sheet (December 1998)
A selection from Be a Force for Change.
In Be a Force for Change, from American Association for World Health

* Testing for HIV (February 8, 2007)
From U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Basics

* Sustaining HIV Prevention: HIV Testing in Health Care Settings (PDF) (November/December 2007)
In Topics in HIV Medicine, from International AIDS Society-USA

* HIV Antibody Assays (May 2006)
An excerpt from the online textbook of HIV disease from the University of California-San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital.
From HIV InSite

* Accuracy of HIV Tests (March 2006)
Questions and answers with NAM and Michael Carter, editor, AIDS Treatment Update.
In Positive Nation

* Donor Screening Assays for Infectious Agents and HIV Diagnostic Assays (January 9, 2006)
From U.S. Food and Drug Administration

* Confidentiality and HIV Testing (December 1, 2001)
In I Care … Do You? Youth and AIDS in the 21st Century, from American Association for World Health

* HIV Counseling and Testing (December 1, 2001)
In I Care … Do You? Youth and AIDS in the 21st Century, from American Association for World Health

* Dr. Ghourm’s Forum: Sharing, Caring and Touching Lives … National HIV Testing Day and Why Testing Is Important (August 2001)
In Survival News, from AIDS Survival Project

* Testing Yourself for HIV-1, the Virus That Causes AIDS (January 23, 2001)
From U.S. Food and Drug Administration

* Chelsea Clinic Madness (December 2000)
One man’s trip through the obstacle course of getting an anonymous HIV test in a New York City free clinic.
In Body Positive, from Body Positive

* We Don’t Always Seek Our Teachers (August 1999)
A woman finds she has a hernia and reflects on why many people are afraid to find out their HIV status.
In Survival News, from AIDS Survival Project

* HIV Antibody Tests — Now You Have Several Choices (June 1998)
From Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

* Taking Unnecessary Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources (May 1998)
From Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

* Approximate Timeline of Testing and Symptoms for HIV/AIDS (October 1997)
From Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

* The New Saliva HIV Tests (October 1997)
From Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

* New Ways to Prevent and Treat AIDS (January/February 1997)
From U.S. Food and Drug Administration

* HIV Counseling and Testing: Facts, Issues, and Answers
From U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. National HIV Testing Day

* U.S. National HIV Testing Day Campaign Events (Regularly Updated)
Browse a listing of events by state, or register your event.
From U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

* Posters and Other Materials for U.S. National HIV Testing Day 2007 (June 27, 2007)
From U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

* OraSure and the National Association of People With AIDS Launch Third Annual ”Mayors Campaign Against HIV” for National HIV Testing Day (June 26, 2007)
From National Association of People With AIDS

* Questions and Answers About National HIV Testing Day (June 2007)
From U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

* Top Ten Tips to a Successful NHTD Campaign (PDF) (June 2007)
From U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

* U.S. National HIV Testing Day: Questions and Answers on Getting Involved (June 2007)
From National Association of People With AIDS

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