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Taking the Test: What's Your Experience?

June 25, 2012


Mary Pepion-Racine

Mary Pepion-Racine, Salish Kootenai College Center for Prevention and Wellness, Pablo, Mont.

I am a product of Indian Health Service, and it was so super-scary going to our providers for an HIV test because our providers knew everybody in the community, and so I was afraid of being judged and looked down upon, and maybe him thinking that I did something that I shouldn't have done. So it was scary, but once it was over with, however, there was no judgment with my doctor and the news didn't get out that I'd been tested, so I felt way comfortable.

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