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The surest way would be to have an AIDS test performed. If you suspect you might be a candidate for AIDS (because of a past history of unprotected sexual activity or needle-based drug use), contact your doctor about scheduling such a test.

If you are infected, not knowing won't make the disease go away; in fact, it would make the situation worse, as you'd be unknowingly spreading the HIV virus further.

Please observe HIV+ is different from having AIDS. If somebody are having AIDS one usually will see it through the symptoms he has. If he s/he is HIV+ there is nothing to observe and HIV antibody tests or an HIvirus test is necessary.
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