Thinking About Getting Tested for HIV? 6 Reasons Why You Should

By David Martin, PhD, ABPP (Senior Director, APA Office on AIDS)

MP900386350[1]June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested at least once as part of routine medical care. People who have vaginal or anal sex without using a condom or consistently taking Truvada (a medication that can prevent HIV infection if taken as prescribed) every day, or who share injection drug equipment with someone who has HIV should be tested more frequently (in fact, they should be tested at regular intervals anyway).

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