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How can you tell if you have HIV?

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The only way you can know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested. Although the virus can cause symptoms, they’re not a reliable way to tell if you’re infected. In fact, some people won’t have any symptoms at all. So even if you don’t have any of the typical signs of an infection, you should always get tested if you think you are at risk.

From: Do I Have HIV? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

AIDS.gov: “Symptoms of HIV,” “Who is at Risk for HIV?”

AVERT: “Symptoms and Stages of HIV Infection.”

CDC: “HIV/AIDS: Testing.”

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on June 23, 2019

SOURCES:

AIDS.gov: “Symptoms of HIV,” “Who is at Risk for HIV?”

AVERT: “Symptoms and Stages of HIV Infection.”

CDC: “HIV/AIDS: Testing.”

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on June 23, 2019

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