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Resources for Patients

  HIV Screening. Standard Care.

Your patients may have questions about the HIV test or what will happen if they are diagnosed with HIV. The following resources can be used for your patients who are seeking more information.

HIV Testing

HIV/AIDS General Information

Statistics on HIV/AIDS in America

  • Visit the CDC's Act Against AIDS Web site to learn more about HIV/AIDS prevalence in the U.S.

HIV/AIDS Recommendations

Living with HIV/AIDS

  • Learn more about what it means to be living with HIV.
  • Once you've diagnosed a patient with HIV, it's important to link him/her to care immediately. American Academy of HIV Medicine, HIV Medicine Association and have resources to help you find physicians providing HIV care in your area. To locate a physician in your area that provides HIV care, visit:
    • AAHIVM—Find a Provider
    • HIVMA—HIV Provider Directory.
    •—Finding a local health department can help your patients find healthcare providers in their area and learn more about notifying their partners about their HIV status and other related services.
  • Many patients may not be able to afford their HIV care. In these situations, CDC recommends you visit the following sites to find local, free options for your patient:
  • Learn about sexually transmitted diseases.