"Just worrying about HIV infection won't do you a bit of good. But knowing whether you are infected can.""If you are at risk, now is the time to consider all your choices, line up the support you'll need, and seek counseling and testing.""If you test negative, you can take action to be sure you don't become infected in the future.""If you are infected with HIV, keep in mind that you can pass the virus to others through sex or sharing drug needles and syringes, even if you show no symptoms.""You should work with a doctor to understand medical options. The earlier this happens, the more effective medical treatments can be. Many of the side effects that have been connected with some treatments may be less of a problem when treatment is started at an earlier stage of the infection.""There is an opportunity to extend your life if you take the proper steps. Talk to a doctor, your health department, of other AIDS resources within your community. Or call your State of local AIDS hotline, or call the National AIDS Hotline at 1-800-342-AIDS. Call 1-800-243-7889 (TTY) for deaf access.""HIV is the virus that causes AIDS."