HIV Testing

  • Medical Author:
    Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP

    Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Indiana University.

  • Medical Author: Daniel Havlichek, MD
  • Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

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Where can people find more information about HIV testing?

There are several resources for people interested about the facts of HIV testing.

  • The National HIV and STD Testing Resource site (http://www.hivtest.org) contains answers to frequently asked questions.
  • The CDC web site is also a good source of information: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/testing/. This site also contains information on how to order free HIV/AIDS publications.
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has a fact sheet available at http://www.kff.org/hivaids/upload/6094-09.pdf. This sheet contains a useful list of states that allow confidential and anonymous testing for HIV.

Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease

REFERENCES:

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. "HIV/AIDS Policy Fact Sheet: HIV Testing in the United States." June 2009. <http://www.kff.org/hivaids/upload/6094-09.pdf>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "HIV Testing." Aug. 3, 2008. <http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/>.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/23/2016

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