When you visit your primary care doctor, he or she will ask if you want to be tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Many people can live for years without having symptoms of HIV/AIDS, so it is important to get tested even if you do not think you are at risk. HIV/AIDS attacks your immune system, which helps your body fight disease, infection, and cancer. If you have questions about getting tested, talk to your doctor.

You can also call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at 1-800-232-4636 for information and testing sites.

Or visit the NYS Department of Health Web site to find HIV, STD’s and Hepatitis C Test Sites