The Federal Government Supports HIV Testing Programs.


Federal Testing Programs

HIV Testing Programs

Taking an HIV test is the only way for a person to find out whether he or she is infected. Although the thought of taking an HIV test makes many people nervous, there are programs that can help them through the process. The Federal government works with local community organizations to provide and support HIV testing programs and initiatives.

Testing as Prevention

One of the best ways to control the spread of HIV is to identify people who are infected and get them into care. So HIV counseling, testing, and referral (CTR) is a critical part of any successful HIV prevention program. For a list of HIV testing resources, see the National Prevention Information Network’s (NPIN) HIV/AIDS Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Exit Disclaimer.

Our Federal Partners

HHS is responsible for coordinating HIV/AIDS related information across the Federal government. Content for this web site is provided by:

  • The White House.  Washington
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of State
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Department of Labor
  • US General Services Administration
  • Social Security Administration
  • United States Agency for International Development

Agencies and offices from across HHS also provide content and support for AIDS.gov:

  • Administration on Aging
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • US Food and Drug Administration
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Indian Health Services
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
  • Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Office for Civil Rights