Questions for the Doctor Questions for the Doctor

HIV Testing: Questions for the doctor

What do I ask the doctor?

Visiting the doctor can be stressful. It helps to have questions written down before your appointment. Take this list of questions with you the next time you visit the doctor or health clinic.

  • Should I get tested for HIV?
  • What puts me at risk for HIV?
  • How will you test me for HIV?
  • Who will see my test results?
  • How long will it take to get my test results?
  • How will I find out my results?
  • If I am HIV-positive, what will happen next?
  • If I am HIV-negative, how do I protect myself from HIV?
  • If I am HIV-negative, when do I need to get tested again?
  • If I am HIV-negative, does my sex partner still need to get tested for HIV?
  • Should I get tested for any other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
  • Do you offer counseling on HIV prevention and AIDS? If you don’t, can you recommend a place that does?

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