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Taking the Test: What's Your Experience?

June 25, 2012

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Janine Brignola

Janine Brignola, Hope's Voice, Omaha, Neb.; Diagnosed in 2006

I have had wonderful experiences when getting tested; even the test that came back positive was at first a positive experience, no pun intended. Then, before the results of the positive test came back I was treated horribly and eventually informed over a phone call, which if you don't know is illegal. Prior to the positive test I had had only one negative response when I asked for a test, from the actual doctor whom I had been a patient of for some years -- which is why I started going to the city health department, and all of my experiences there were beautiful because of the passion, compassion, and beauty of the staff at that facility.

And yes, that doctor, the one whom I had seen for many years, told me that I didn't need "one of those."




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