HIV Testing Directory
HIV tests are used to determine if a person has been infected with HIV and to monitor HIV disease. Tests for HIV include rapid tests and RNA tests. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how screening for HIV works, what each test involves, and much more.
Several types of tests can check your blood or other body fluids to see if you're infected with HIV.
Pregnancy and HIV Testing
WebMD explains HIV testing - lab and home tests - and how HIV and pregnancy are handled.
HIV infection happens in three stages. Without treatment, it will get worse over time and eventually overwhelm your immune system.
Understanding Prevention of HIV
You may be worried about your risk for getting HIV, but there are many things you can do to take control. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself.
HIV Testing: What You Need to Know
About 1 of every 8 people with HIV don't know they have it. Get tested so you can take steps to live a longer, healthier life -- no matter what the result is.
The Importance of Starting ART Right Away
When you’re diagnosed with HIV, your doctor will want you to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as soon as possible -- even the same day, if you can. Find out why it’s important to start treatment immediately.
Slideshows & Images
A Pictorial Timeline of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
A historical overview of the AIDS pandemic from the first human case to the present.
Living With HIV and AIDS: Myths and Facts
From treatment options to information on symptoms, see what's fact and what's fiction when it comes to HIV and AIDS.
Essential Screening Tests for Women
WebMD guides women through health screenings their doctor may recommend based on their age and risk factors. Screening tests may help find diseases or conditions like cancer or diabetes early, when they are easier to treat.
Pictures and Facts About STDs
See what herpes, genital warts, the clap, chlamydia, scabies, HIV/AIDS, and other STDs look like. Find out their symptoms and what you can do.