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Our weakest point is commercialism, so it was always inevitable that others with those skills would tinker a little around the edges of our basic concept — and even our name — and repackage it as a national issues-based tool for commercial sponsorship for a few weeks during national elections; or perhaps simply as yet another of those “fun” internet personality tests; or maybe just for five minutes of Facebook fame, with the source almost invariably unacknowledged. The Political Compass continues to offer something more substantial all year round, and we look forward to keeping our hundreds of thousands of visitors stimulated for years to come.
You can test yourself for HIV using an at-home HIV testing kit. With the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test , you swab your gums and test the sample yourself. You get results in 20 minutes. With the Home Access HIV-1 Test , you prick your finger to get a small amount of blood. You mail your blood sample to a lab, and get your results in about a week. At-home tests are totally anonymous — you're the only person who will know the results. And both types of tests help connect you with counselors who can give you support and advice about treatment if you test positive.