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About HIV/AIDS

About HIV/AIDS

How do I find out if I have HIV?
Take an HIV test. The test should be taken three to six months after the last time you may have been at risk. Since you can be infected with HIV and look well and feel healthy for years, the only way to know for sure if you are infected is by taking the HIV antibody test. 

Why is it important to know my status?
The earlier you become aware of an HIV-positive diagnosis, the easier it will be to take control of your own health, and to prevent others from becoming infected. Because there are many new drugs and treatments available, people are living longer and healthier lives with HIV/AIDS.

Visit these resources to learn more:

Project Inform: HIV Health & Wellness Booklets

Project Inform: Health Phone Lines

San Francisco Testing Locations (SFHIV.org) 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fact Sheet

Office of National AIDS Policy (The White House)

US Department of Health & Human Services (AIDS.gov) 

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