Anonymous HIV Testing
Will anyone know my test results?
We know that protecting your privacy is very important to you and there are strong privacy protections for HIV and all other medical information, which cannot be released without your permission. When you get tested for HIV by your doctor or at a health center, your HIV test results are confidential. The results will be included in your medical record, as are the results for any other type of test. If you test
positive for HIV, your result will also be shared with your state's health department for purposes of monitoring trends in the HIV epidemic.
Also, remember that if you do test positive, it is very important for you to work closely with your doctor to get the care and treatment you need. You can also get tested anonymously, where your name is not linked to your test results. However, anonymous testing sites are not available in all states and at all locations. Home HIV finger prick tests, which you can purchase in a drug store or online, are also anonymous.
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