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I Got Tested: What's Next?

Ask to be tested!

HIV testing is recommended as a part of routine health care. But that doesn’t mean it automatically happens. Regular testing is also recommended for other common sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs.

Talk with your health care provider about what STDs you should be tested for and how often.

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"We wanted to be safe and happy, and live a long life together."
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Why I Get Tested

Real people share their HIV testing experiences, and why it’s a part of their health routine.

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"Knowing my status allows me to take control of the situation."
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Find FREE HIV Testing Near You!

You’ve got options. Ask about finger stick or oral swab tests. Rapid tests provide results in under 20 minutes, some as fast as one minute. HIV self-tests are also available by mail.