Why get tested?
I decided to get tested because I was out all night drinking one evening and met a young lady at the bar. When the bar closed we went to her apartment and had sex. Because she was a stranger and I did not use a condom I am concerned.
I decided to get tested because I believe my husband has been cheating on me. I am not sure what infections he may have.
Mike and his girlfriend:
Mike and his girlfriend have been seeing each other for six months and the relationship is getting serious. They decided to be tested before they have sex.
Carmen says she has been using drugs every day for more than a year. Her drug addiction has forced her to have sex with strangers for money. She is concerned she may have contracted HIV or an STD from one of the men.
It is important for people who think they may have been exposed to HIV to know for sure just what their status is.
If the HIV test is confirmed to be positive, there are a number of things that can be done to help a person cope with the result and lead a healthy life.
For HIV/AIDS stats go to www.phila.gov/health/AACO/AACODataResearch.html