of Dallas, TX, USA Question: Im afraid to get tested. What if I test positive for HIV?

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of Dallas, TX, USA Question: Im afraid to get tested. What if I test positive for HIV?

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AidsFactSheet.com responds: If you test positive for HIV, the sooner you take steps to protect your health, the better, so don’t be afraid to get tested. Early medical treatment and a healthy lifestyle can help you stay well. Prompt medical care may delay the onset of AIDS and prevent some life-threatening conditions. There are a number of important steps you can take immediately to protect your health: See a doctor, even if you do not feel sick. Try to find a doctor who has knowledge and experience treating HIV. You can conduct a search for an experienced Medical Doctor by using the “Treatment Providers” search page at AidsFactSheet.com. There are now many drugs to treat HIV infection and help you maintain your health. It is never too early to start thinking about treatment possibilities. Have a TB (tuberculosis) test done. You may be infected with TB and not know it. Undetected TB can cause serious illness, but it can be successfully treated if caught early. Smoking cigarettes, drink

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