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How to get tested for HIV/AIDS and STDs

Free Testing:

CPC offers free testing on the first Monday of every month between 10 am and 2 pm.
* Dates may be changed, please contact CPC for exact dates.

HIV Window Period:

Once the HIV is contracted, the body begins producing antibodies, but because of its initial low levels of antibodies, the virus is not immediately detectable. This period, between contraction and detectability, is called the window period. Each person’s own window period differs from person to person, and can range from two weeks to six months long, depending on the type of HIV test taken. During the window period, even before they known they are infected, individuals can transmit HIV to others.

How soon should I get tested for HIV?

Testing for HIV usually requires waiting three to four weeks after presumed infection. After a definite period of three months, the body will have produced enough antibodies for the HIV virus to be detected on any HIV Antibody test. In ensure the test’s accuracy, a presumed infected person should not engage in any other behaviors that may put them at greater risk for infection.

Who should be tested?

The Center for Disease Control recommends that all adults in the U.S. get tested at least once, regardless of risk factors for HIV infection. However, if you are engaging in behavior that puts you at greater risk for infection, taking repeated HIV testing is recommended.

Reasons to think you may be infected?

  • Have you recently engaged in unprotected sex (sex without a condom or other latex barrier) oral, vaginal, or anal?
  • Have you ever had sex with someone who is HIV positive or an IV drug user?
  • Have you ever had a sexually transmitted disease (STD)?
  • Have you ever had an unplanned pregnancy?
  • Have you ever experienced any form of sexual assault?
  • Have you ever passed out and forgotten what happened to you while you were drinking or on drugs?
  • Was your mother HIV positive when you were born?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you may have an increased risk for contracting HIV and should consider getting tested or getting tested regularly.

Inquiries:

If you have any further questions or are interested in getting tested, please contact:
Chinese-American Planning Council
HIV/AIDS Services
165 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Hotline: (212) 941-7992; (646) 613-8420 Ext. 281
WebSite: www.hivcpc.org 
Email: info@hivcpc.org

All calls and services are free, confidential and anonymous.


如何檢測愛滋病毒、愛滋病及其他性病

免費檢測

華策會於每個月的第一個週一*,上午十點至下午二點,提供免費檢測。

*日期或有變動,確切日期請聯絡華策會

愛滋病毒空窗期

感染後,免疫系統馬上開始產生愛滋病毒抗體。但是,由於初期抗體的數量低,無法被偵測出來。從感染到能夠被偵測出來的這段時間被稱為「空窗期」。空窗期短至兩週、長至六個月,依個人體質與檢測類型而改變。一個人在空窗期時,即使不知道自己已感染,依然可以將病毒傳染給他人。

應該何時接受檢測

受測者在可能感染後至少等三至四週,檢測結果才會準確。幾乎所有人在感染的三個月後,體內的抗體量會足以讓愛滋病毒抗體測試產生陽性反應。為保檢測結果的準確度,在檢測前,受測者不應進行任何有感染風險的行為。

誰需要接受檢測

美國疾病管制與預防中心建議所有成人,無論風險高低,都至少受測一次。但是如果你被感染的風險較高,建議定期重複接受檢測。

可能感染的原因

  • 進行性行為時未使用保險套
  • 曾與愛滋病毒感染者或用針注射藥物的人有性行為
  • 曾感染性病
  • 曾在計劃外懷孕
  • 曾被性侵
  • 曾在飲酒或吸毒後昏迷,醒來時不記得發生什麼事
  • 出生時母親是愛滋感染者

    若曾發生上述情況,被感染的風險較高,應考慮接受檢測。

    查詢

    若你有任何疑問或希望接受檢測,請聯絡:

    華人策劃協會
    愛滋病服務部
    愛烈治街165號
    熱線:(646) 613-8420
    電郵:hiv@cpc-nyc.org
    所有服務皆免費、匿名且保密