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Getting an HIV Test: What You Need to Know

Watch this before you get an HIV test.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, it is important to see a doctor immediately. There are some drugs such as post exposure prophylaxis that can stop the virus if taken within three days of exposure. In this video, Dr. Keri Peterson explains the several tests that can be administered to determine if you have HIV.

Keri Peterson, MD

This video features Keri Peterson, MD. Dr. Keri Peterson specializes in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and is board certified in internal medicine. She holds appointments at Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Duration: 2:55. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Holly Atkinson, MD, Mera Goodman, MD, Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: Aug. 7, 2017
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