A: If you want to get tested anonymously, your local department of health can usually provide that service. Home tests can be done using the HIV self test kit which should be sold in retail pharmacies or at 1-800-448-8378 or 1-800-HIV-TEST or online at HomeAccess.com.
Based on the recent Bartlett book on Medical Management of HIV, these results are confidential and referral and counseling are offered. You might also make an appointment with an Infectious Diseases doctor to get tested, although your regular MD should be the one offering you testing on a regular basis. Good for you for taking the initiative to get tested. Good luck. -- Susan Ball, MD