HIV Testing (cont.)
Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP
Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Indiana University.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- HIV testing facts
- What is HIV?
- What are the different types of HIV testing?
- How long does it take to get results back from an HIV test?
- Is counseling offered with HIV testing?
- What is the likelihood of receiving a false positive or false negative with an HIV test?
- Is HIV testing necessary for pregnant women?
- Where can I find free HIV testing locations?
- Where can I find more information about HIV testing?
- Find a local Doctor in your town
Where can I find more information about HIV testing?
There are several resources for people interested about the facts of HIV testing.
- The National HIV and STD Testing Resource site (http://www.hivtest.org) contains answers to frequently asked questions.
- The CDC web site is also a good source of information: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing. This site also contains information on how to order free HIV/AIDS publications.
- The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has a fact sheet available at http://www.kff.org/hivaids/upload/6094-09.pdf. This sheet contains a useful list of states that allow confidential and anonymous testing for HIV.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. "HIV/AIDS Policy Fact Sheet: HIV Testing in the United States." June 2009. <http://www.kff.org/hivaids/upload/6094-09.pdf>.
United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "HIV Testing." Aug. 3, 2008. <http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/>.
Last Editorial Review: 2/15/2012
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