Fast Facts About HIV
|• More than 1 million people in the United States are living with HIV/AIDS, yet one fourth of those living with HIV do not know they have the disease.
|• STDTesting.com offers two confidential HIV testing options. Tests are available through an at-home kit or at one of 4,000 labs across the country.|
|• All sexually active adults should have an HIV test performed annually. People with high risk behaviors should be screened every three to six months.|
|• HIV generally does not produce noticeable symptoms. When present, early symptoms of HIV are similar to the flu.|
|• HIV causes AIDS, the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndorme. AIDS is a potentially life threatening complication of HIV that weakens the immune system.|
|• Routine testing for HIV is crucial. HIV is potentially life-threatening, but early detection and proper treatment can help delay or prevent the onset of AIDS.|