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) .