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Taking the Test: What's Your Experience?

June 25, 2012


Kellee Terrell

Kellee Terrell, News Editor,; Brooklyn, N.Y.

Getting tested for HIV had been a difficult thing for me in the past. On one hand, I was terrified of knowing my results, so for years I didn't get tested. But one time around five years ago, I got up the nerve to bring it up when I went to the gyno, and she asked me in an accusatory way what was I doing sexually and that I didn't seem like the kind of person who would have HIV. Needless to say, I didn't get tested. But now, I have an amazing doctor who tests me for HIV along with other stuff like cholesterol levels, vitamin D levels, etc. And I never miss a year of getting tested.

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