03: Getting Tested for HIV, 04: Newly Diagnosed / HIV 101, 05: HIV Healthcare, 06: Talking to a Doctor

HIV lab tests: Understanding your CD4 and viral load results

By: Ann Avery, MD, Infectious Disease Physician at MetroHealth Medical Center Lab tests tell you and your doctor what’s happening to you at the cellular level, and the results can help your doctors know how […]

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I’m ready to get tested for HIV. Now where do I go?

By: Jennifer McMillen Smith, MSSA, LISW-S, Division of Infectious Disease and medically reviewed by Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center You’ve made up your mind to get tested for HIV. Congratulations! Sometimes […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV, 18: Know Your Rights

Why HIV criminalization doesn't work

By: Jennifer McMillen Smith, MSSA, LISW-S, Division of Infectious Disease and medically reviewed by Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center If you know you have HIV, you should tell your sex partners […]

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Video: Got frisky? Was it risky? Get the test that suits you best

Got frisky? Was it risky? When it comes to HIV testing, you’ve got options! 🙌🏾  Getting tested regularly is the only way to know your status for sure — so find the test that suits […]

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Why is it important to know if you’ve got HIV?

By: Ann Avery, MD, Infectious Disease Physician at MetroHealth Medical Center Worrying about whether you’ve been infected with HIV can drive you nuts. All that stress is bad for your health.. There’s always a chance […]

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Why should I get tested for HIV?

If HIV is in your blood, you can fight it.   By: Ann Avery, MD, Infectious Disease Physician at MetroHealth Medical Center If the virus is detected early enough and you stay on the meds […]

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Me preocupa haber estado expuesto al VIH. ¿Qué debo hacer?

Por: Ann Avery, médica de enfermedades infecciosas de Metrohealth Medical Center Ver todos los blogs en español > Si crees que estuviste expuesto al VIH, intenta relajarte y concentrarte en lo que debes hacer a […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV

I'm worried I was exposed to HIV — What should I do?

By: Ann Avery, MD, Infectious Disease Physician at MetroHealth Medical Center If you think you were exposed to HIV, try really hard to relax and focus on what to do next. It’s natural to worry, […]

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¿Qué son los recuentos de CD4 y las cargas virales?

Por: Ann Avery, médica de enfermedades infecciosas de Metrohealth Medical Center. Ver todos los blogs en español > Cuando tienes el VIH, los médicos te envían al laboratorio para que te saquen sangre y puedan […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV

What are CD4 counts and viral loads?

By: Ann Avery, MD, Infectious Disease Physician at MetroHealth Medical Center When you have HIV, doctors send you to the lab for blood draw so they can determine two important blood test results: CD4 count, […]