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Protect yourself and others—get tested for HIV.

Find a Place To Get Tested

Ask your doctor or nurse for an HIV test. Or visit an HIV testing center or health clinic. You also can get tested at a hospital or health department.

Enter your zip code to find a testing center External Link near you or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.

Protect Yourself From HIV

The best way to protect yourself from HIV is to not have sex until you are in a relationship with only one person and you have both been tested. Here’s what else you can do to prevent HIV:

  • Use a latex condom External Link with lubricant every time you have sex.
  • Limit your number of sexual partners.
  • Don’t inject drugs or share needles.
  • If you have more than one sexual partner, get tested for HIV regularly.
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