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What are risk factors for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)?

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You should get an HIV test at least once a year if you have any of these risk factors:

  • You're a man who has had sex with another man
  • You've had more than one sex partner since your last HIV test
  • You injected drugs and shared needles
  • You exchanged sex for drugs or money
  • You were diagnosed with another sexually transmitted disease
  • You had sex with someone whose sexual history you don't know

From: HIV Testing: What You Need to Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CATIE: "Detecting HIV earlier: Advances in HIV testing."

CDC: "HIV Testing," "HIV in the United States: At a Glance," "PEP."

AIDS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "HIV Testing." info,

Aids.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "The Affordable Care Act and HIV/AIDS."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 14, 2018

SOURCES:

CATIE: "Detecting HIV earlier: Advances in HIV testing."

CDC: "HIV Testing," "HIV in the United States: At a Glance," "PEP."

AIDS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "HIV Testing." info,

Aids.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "The Affordable Care Act and HIV/AIDS."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 14, 2018

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