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HIV testing is the key to protecting yourself and others. Learn more about HIV testing, learn safer sex practices, and ways to educate others about HIV prevention.
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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.

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Can Universal Testing and Treatment Reduce HIV Infection Rates?
Supporters of Universal Testing and Treatment (UTT) believe that treatment at the time of HIV diagnosis can reduce the "community viral load."

HIV Post-Exposure Guidelines for Healthcare Personnel
In 2013, the U.S. Public Health Service updated the guidelines for the use of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in occupational exposure to HIV.

Directory of HIV/AIDS Hotlines
AIDS hotlines can provide support and information not to only people living with HIV, but to anyone concerned or wanting to know more about HIV/AIDS.

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.

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