Frequently Asked Questions About HIV and STD Testing

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Frequently Asked Questions About HIV and STD Testing

Description

This tool provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing.

It addresses the following questions:

  • What is HIV and should I be tested?
  • What is viral hepatitis and should I be tested?
  • What are sexually transmitted diseases and should I be tested?
  • What puts me at risk for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and STDs?
  • How do I protect myself and my partner(s) from HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and STDs?
  • How do HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and STDs relate to each other?

Links are also provided for information on the following:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection
  • Herpes
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Trichomoniasis

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Prevention Information Network; AIDS.gov

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2006
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: April 2008
Original Summary: April 2006
Last Updated: 03/14/12

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