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.
Do You Have HIV? These Tests Diagnose It
Several types of tests can check your blood or 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.
Symptoms and Stages of HIV
HIV infection happens in three stages. Without treatment, it will get worse over time and eventually overwhelm your immune system.
How Can You Prevent an HIV Infection?
HIV is only spread through specific body fluids: blood, semen, vaginal fluid, and breast milk. So you can prevent an infection by avoiding those fluids.
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.
Advances in HIV Treatment: Understanding ART
One-pill-a-day drugs are making life with HIV easier and safer.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: Essential Screening Tests Every Man Needs
Pictures show men the health screenings a doctor may recommend based on age and personal risk factors.
Slideshow: A Pictorial Timeline of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
A historical overview of the AIDS pandemic from the first human case to the present.