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Seniors & HIV
Where Can I Get Tested?
Free and confidential or anonymous
HIV tests are available.
To find an HIV testing
site near you, visit
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Open 24 hours a day - Confidential
What Else Can I Do?
You have the power to help stop the spread of HIV.
Be safe. Even if you or your partner are past the age
where you need to worry about unwanted pregnancy, you
still need to protect yourself from HIV and other
sexually transmitted infections. The best way to prevent
HIV is to abstain from having sex. If you do have sex,
use a new latex condom every time. Do not share needles
Talk to your doctor. Many older Americans visit the
doctor on a routine basis, but they do not often bring
up the subject of sex or drug use. But talking about HIV
testing is your responsibility. Do not assume your
doctor will ask you to be tested for HIV.
Spread the word. Thousands of Americans are infected
with HIV each year. Set an example by getting tested and
spreading the word that other older Americans should do
Fact sheet prepared by:
National HIV Testing Mobilization Campaign
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services