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.
Pregnancy and HIV Testing
WebMD explains HIV testing - lab and home tests - and how HIV and pregnancy are handled.
Several types of tests can check your blood or other body fluids to see if you're infected with HIV.
HIV infection happens in three stages. Without treatment, it will get worse over time and eventually overwhelm your immune system.
What Is HIV?
Get the basics on AIDS/HIV from the experts at WebMD.
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.
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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.
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 Every Man Needs
Pictures show men the health screenings a doctor may recommend based on age and personal risk factors.
A Pictorial Timeline of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
A historical overview of the AIDS pandemic from the first human case to the present.