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HIV Content Notice

This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this Web site.

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CDC is not responsible for the availability or content of external sites, nor do we endorse, warrant, or guarantee the services or information described or offered on these sites. Further, the sites you visit may contain information that may not be appropriate for all audiences. The views and information provided on these external Web sites do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, or NPIN.

If you have any difficulties or concerns with any linked sites, please e-mail us.

Accessibility (Section 508)

CDC is making every effort to ensure that the information available on this Web site is accessible to all. To learn more about the regulations governing the accessibility of Federal electronic information products, please see HHS Implementation of Section 508.

Privacy Policy

CDC and the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) respect the privacy of visitors to the National HIV Testing Resources Web site. We do not provide personal identifying information to any outside organization or any Government agency.

Why is information collected?

We may collect a limited amount of information on usage of the Web site for statistical purposes in order to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

What information is collected?

The information collected includes standard server log information, such as the domain name or IP address from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, the pages you viewed, the type of browser and operating system you used to access our site, and, if you linked to our site from another Web site, that Web site’s address. We collect this information on an aggregate basis only. Our Web site logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals who actually browse the site. For example, we track which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole, but pages viewed are not identified with individual users.

When inquiries are sent to us via e-mail, we store the question and the e-mail address information so that we can respond electronically.

What information is not collected?

Unless otherwise required by statute, we do not identify publicly who sends questions or comments to our Web site. We will not obtain information that will allow us to personally identify you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

If you have additional questions about NPIN’s Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at webmaster@hivtest.org.

Copyright Status Disclaimer

CDC and other Government information included on the National HIV Testing Resources Web site is in the public domain; however, you will encounter information that is owned/created by others, including copyrighted materials and other materials sponsored by private companies or non-Government organizations. Those other parties retain all rights to publish or reproduce those documents or to allow others to do so. Any copyrighted materials included on this site remain the property of their respective owners/creators and should not be reproduced or otherwise used. It is not the intent of CDC or NPIN to have violated or infringed upon any copyrights. If you believe we have done so, please e-mail us at webmaster@hivtest.org.

Liability Disclaimer

CDC does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in abstracts or documents available from the National HIV Testing Resources Web site.

Medical Information Disclaimer

CDC does not intend to provide specific medical advice, but we may provide Web site visitors with information to better understand their health and risk factors for specific diseases. CDC and NPIN urge you to consult with a qualified health care provider for diagnosis and answers to your personal health questions.

Photo Disclaimer

The people appearing in the photographs that appear on this Web site are models and used for illustrative purposes only.

STD Search Results Disclaimer

Search results provided are for STD testing in general. The user should contact the organization directly to learn which specific STD tests are offered at that location.