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Know if You Should Be Tested?

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Updated November 19, 2010

Should you be HIV tested? Shouldn't we all? Getting tested for HIV is important but there are circumstances that HIV testing is a must. This is how you know if you must be HIV tested.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Have you had unprotected sex without knowing for sure that your partner was not HIV infected?
  2. Have you had unprotected sex with someone you know has HIV or AIDS?
  3. Have you had a sexually transmitted disease like genital herpes or syphilis? Having sexually transmitted diseases makes it easier to get HIV.
  4. Have you had unprotected sex with a man or woman who has had multiple sex partners?
  5. Have you had unprotected sex with someone who uses injectable drugs or shares needles?
  6. Have you had unprotected sex with a man who has had sex with another man?
  7. Have you paid a man or woman to have sex with you?
  8. Have you had unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex?
  9. Have you had a blood transfusion or received blood products prior to 1992?

Tips:

  1. If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you should have an HIV test.
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