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HIV Testing 101

Taking an HIV test is the only reliable way to know whether you have HIV. Here's what you need to know about HIV tests.

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Rocko Cook and Anthony
Interviews

Fighting a Rising HIV Epidemic Among Latino Gay and Bisexual Men in Phoenix

Fear of retaliation from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is complicating the already-tricky business of HIV prevention in Arizona's Maricopa county, the fastest-growing county in America.

Toraje Heyward
Personal Stories

How I Contracted HIV Is None of Your Damn Business

Knowing your status, and having the current information on treatment and care, is everyone's business, Toraje Heyward writes.

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Viewpoints

This National HIV Testing Day, We Must Do More Than Just Tell Young People to Get Tested

Advocate Armonte Butler explains what providers, health centers, and legislators can do to make sure youth have access to prevention tools.

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Personal Stories

What Being Diagnosed With HIV During LGBTQ Pride Month Taught Me About Resilience

Christopher Kennedy tells his story of being diagnosed with HIV, fighting shame in the face of loved ones' confusion, and finding unexpected love.

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News

Looking for HIV Testing or Care? There's an Updated Locator for You

Just in time for National HIV Testing Day, HIV.gov launches a new tool to find key providers and services.

Q&A: Ask the Experts
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HIV Fears Two Years After Unprotected Receptive Anal Sex: What If HIV Tests Were Wrong?

Two years ago, I had unprotected receptive anal sex with someone whose HIV status I don't know. I was tested at three weeks (with a fourth-generation test), and it was negative.

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Hello I recently did a test on hepatitis b and it was positive and I tested hiv on the same day and that was Equivocal is there a possibility of me being hiv negative or positive

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HIV Rapid Testing & Treatment Must Be a Priority at Fulton County Jail

Georgia HIV activist Shyronn Jones decries a recent statement from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office that it had stopped rapid HIV testing for inmates because the practice was "antiquated."

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To test negative takes how long when on medication

How long does it take to test negative when on acriptega

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In Mexico, confused by results

Hi Dr Mark, I had unprotected anal sex, I was passive, with a prostitute 5 months ago. I got a rapid test 10 days later and it was negative. I just started a new relationship and we both got tested. My new girlfriend had a lot of tests done for us bo...