HIV testing is integral to HIV prevention, treatment, and care. Knowledge of one’s status is important for the prevention of transmission and personal health. Studies show that those who know their HIV status modify their behavior to reduce HIV risk for self and others. Early knowledge of HIV status is also important for linkages to care and services that may reduce morbidity and mortality and improve quality of life. This brochure provides information on HIV testing in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont.
State HIV laws change often, so be sure to check individual state laws at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/law/states/index.htm.