How often should you get tested for HIV? - HIV testing, part 3

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Abstract:

This one-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about how often they should be tested for HIV. It clarifies that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 should get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. The document identifies risk factors for which people should be tested at least once a year, as well as those very high risk behaviors for which they should be tested two to three times a year. The document explains the importance of testing early after possible exposure to the HIV virus, defines the window period between exposure and developing antibodies, and discusses newer HIV tests that are available.

Author(s):
Healthy Roads Media
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
N/A
Translation Review:
N/A
Country:
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Keywords:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, HIV infections, Serologic tests, Viral load
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
5/23/2017
Reviewed By:
HealthReach staff and Author/Agency

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Audio: Listen (MP3, 2.10 MB)