Fast Facts

  • More than one million people are living with HIV in the U.S.
  • One in five living with HIV is unaware of their infection.
  • MSM, particularly young, black MSM, are the most severely affected by HIV.
  • By race, African Americans face the most severe HIV burden.

What Is HIV/AIDS?

How Do You Get HIV or AIDS?

Prevention

Testing

Signs & Symptoms

Treatment

Research

U.S. Statistics

Global Statistics

A Timeline of AIDS

 

 

 

 

Do you think you know what HIV looks Like? Play Pos or Not to Find Out?

Pos or Not (opens in a new window)

Anonymous and confidential testing is available. Test results are only given in person. Results are never over the phone.

There are 3 possible results:

  • Negative - person is not infected with HIV virus or they may be in the window period and it is too soon to tell.
  • Positive - person has a sufficient amount of antibodies to HIV and is infected and infectious.
  • Indeterminate-usually occurs when the initial screening test is positive and only one of two required antibodies is detected in the confirmatory test. Person may be in the process of converting. Re-testing is required.

If you tested HIV Positive, you are legally obligated to tell your current or future sex partners your HIV status. However, it is highly recommended that you notify any former sexual and/or needle sharing partners.