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I want to find out whether I could have HIV, but first, I want to be able to ask an expert questions about HIV and the HIV test. I'm also scared the test could be positive, and want to be able to talk through the results with someone who can help me unde

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You may want to consider voluntary counseling and testing (VCT). VCT is a process of receiving counseling before and after an HIV test to help you prepare for the test and help you understand your test results. A trained counselor who knows about HIV and AIDS, and understands the stress you might be feeling about not knowing whether you are infected with HIV. The counselor can also help you understand your test results. If your test is negative, the counselor can help you decide ways to reduce your risk of becoming infected with HIV in the future. If your test is positive, the counselor can help you understand what being HIV-positive means, and help you learn ways to stay healthy for a long time. The counselor can also help you identify ways to avoid infecting other people with HIV, and sources of support for you. Visit the AIDS Resource Center website (www.etharc.org) for contact information of VCT sites in Ethiopia.

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