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Should you consider taking an HIV test?

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Use the HIV Risk Quiz to determine whether you should take an HIV test.

People who are exposed to certain HIV risk factors, such as having multiple sex partners or sharing needles, are at increased risk of acquiring HIV.

The Risk Quiz will help you determine whether HIV risk factors are applicable to you, and what you should do if they are.

This test should be used only as a guideline and is based on information found in Aids: Biology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention, fourth edition, edited by Vincent T DeVita Jr., Samuel Hellman, and Steven A Rosenberg. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1997.

Please select a "Yes" or "No" response to the following questions:

Question 1 of 6:

Have you had sex without knowing for sure if the person or people you had sex with had HIV?

Yes No

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