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What are HIV and AIDS?

I hear a lot about them, but I’m confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS. Can you help? 

HIV ⎼ what is it?

I know that a lot of people get really worried about HIV. What is it? 

What is the test for HIV?

I want to get tested HIV, but I don’t know anything about HIV tests. Can you help?  

Can you tell me when to test for HIV?

Hi. I want to know when to test for HIV. I ended up going home with a guy I met last night and we had sex. We didn’t use a condom and now I’m really worried...what if he had HIV? Can I get tested for HIV right away, or do I have to wait?

I haven’t always had safer sex. How do I test for HIV?

How do I test for HIV? I’m a 28-year-old guy and I’m kind of concerned about some of the sexual risks I took when I was younger. I don’t even know where to start when it comes to testing for HIV. Please help. 

I’m looking to get screened. Where can I test for HIV?

I think I may be at risk for HIV, and I want to get tested. But I’ve never been tested before and I don’t really want to go to my doctor. Where can I test for HIV anonymously?

How can I get HIV?

I just started hanging out with a new guy. We’ve been kissing and I gave him a blow job the other day without a condom. Should I be worried? How can I get HIV?

What do the test results for herpes look like?

I’m getting tested for herpes and waiting for the results, but I have no idea what to look for when they come back. What do the test results for herpes look like? How will I know if I have herpes, or not?

Where can you get herpes?

I have some red spots at the base of my penis...is that a place where herpes can show up? 

I was diagnosed and treated for genital warts, but they came back. What should I do?

About a year and a half ago I noticed something on my penis. I thought nothing of it and it went away by itself. About 18 months later, something appeared again so I went to the sexual health clinic, where they diagnosed several flat warts. I was given ointment to treat the warts and that seemed to help. But then a flat wart came back ⎼ much bigger, 0.5 cm diameter ⎼ and another has become a raised wart, about 0.3 cm diameter. I treated them again with the ointment and they seemed to be going way again...but almost overnight, they have come back. T he raised wart raised and the flat wart is looking pink and healthy. Can you help? Is there another ointment I can get? I do not want to go to the sexual health clinic again if possible.