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HIV/AIDS Tips and Tools for Patients

for Veterans and the Public

Tips and Tools

  • Get Checked. Just To Be Sure
    A brochure that explains what HIV is, who is at risk, how HIV tests work, and what test results mean
  • Tips for Common Side Effects
    A list of symptoms, or side effects, that some people experience when they start taking HIV medications, along with some suggestions for what you can do at home to manage them
  • Tips for Using Condoms
    A list of dos and don'ts for using condoms and dental dams
  • Rapid Oral HIV Test
    A six-sided brochure that explains basic facts about the rapid oral HIV test in a question-and-answer format
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor
    Questions to ask about your diagnosis, treatment and clinical trials
  • Know Your Rights
    Where to find help if you believe you have been discriminated against