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Several links to information on HIV testing as well as contact numbers and informational articles dealing with all aspects of HIV testing.

Your Essential Guide to HIV Testing and Diagnosis
There are a number of tests used in the detection, treatment and management of HIV, ranging from rapid in-home saliva tests to genetic assays used to tailor therapy.

Understanding Your HIV Tests
In addition to HIV antibody tests, used in the detection of HIV infection, there are a number of other tests that are used in the treatment and management of HIV.

Updated Guidelines: Faster Detection of HIV Using Combination Tests
On June 27, 2014, the CDC recommended the use of 4th generation combination tests able to detect HIV up to four weeks earlier than antibody tests.

Who Should Get an HIV Test?
In April 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that all persons between the ages of 15 and 65 be given a one-time HIV test.

Understanding Your HIV Tests
In addition to HIV antibody tests, used in the detection of HIV infection, there are a number of other tests that are used in the treatment and management of HIV.

How Confidential Is HIV Testing?

Diagnosing HIV in Infants and Toddlers
Rather than testing for antibodies, as happens with adults, doctors will test for the actual presence of HIV in infants using "qualitative" viral assays.

How Does HIV Genetic Resistance Testing Work?

Quiz Answer - HIV Testing
In a relationship, which partner needs HIV testing? The answer is simple; both partners. This HIV quiz answer is all about who needs HIV testing.

How to Know When to Get an HIV Test
It is your choice whether or not to get an HIV test. How do you know when to get an HIV test? There are a few things that put you at risk for HIV and should signal it is time to get an HIV test. Do you know when to get an HIV test?

How Much Adherence is Enough Adherence?
Evidence suggests that some newer generation HIV drugs may not require the same, greater than 95% adherence rates of older antiretroviral drugs.

HIV Test - Should Everyone Get an HIV Test
What's your opinion. Should everyone get an HIV test? We would love to hear what you have to say about this HIV testing issue.

CDC HIV Testing Recommendations
New HIV testing recommendations from the CDC. Who should be HIV tested. Find out with these HIV testing recommendations.

Five Reasons to Get HIV Tested
Knowing your HIV status could be one of the most important things you do. But why? The reasons are many but here are my top five.

What To Do If an HIV Treatment Fails
HIV treatment failure occurs when a drug (or combination of drugs) is unable to unable suppress viral activity or restore a patient's immune function.

HIV Tests
It all starts with the HIV test. This quick tip explains HIV tests.

How is HIV/AIDS Diagnosed?
How is HIV and AIDS diagnosed? What tests are used to diagnose HIV and AIDS?

How to Know if You Should Be Tested
How do you know if you should be HIV tested? This "how-to" guide will show you.

Name Based Reporting...Good or Bad?
Should HIV infection be reported by name or anonymously? The debate continues...review the pros and cons and make up your own mind.

Rapid HIV Testing
What is rapid HIV testing and is it accurate? This fact sheet will answer those questions and more.

Not All HIV Tests are Created Equal
HIV home test kits are available but are they accurate? The FTC says one specific test is not and is trying to stop the sale of the test in the US.

Should we all be HIV Tested?
HIV testing is important, but should we all be HIV tested? Even those people deemed to be at a minimal risk?

Testing Positive...What is the Next Step?
Now that you have tested positive for HIV, what is the next step?

Find an HIV Testing Site
Find an HIV test site in your area.

National HIV Testing Day
June 27th. is National HIV Testing Day. Across the US, HIV agencies, local and state governments, and communities are hosting a variety of events to raise HIV testing awareness. Because 20 percent of people living with HIV don't know they are infected, HIV testing is essestial in the fight to halt the spread of HIV. What can we do to help raise HIV testing awareness?

Reaching the Unreachable...Online Outreach
The Internet is becoming the spot to find sexual partners. Outreach professionals are using technology to educate...online outreach.

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) - Definition - HIV/AIDS
Whether an activity is considered "high" or "low" risk, it's important to remember than HIV infection can sometimes occur after an single exposure.

What is HIV-2?
What is HIV-2? In 1984 experts found a virus they believed was responsible for AIDS. It was called HIV-1. But 2 years later another HIV type was found; HIV-2. What is HIV-2?

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