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Taking the Test: What's Your Experience?

June 25, 2012



Analyst, Washington, D.C.

I got a test when I was about 21.I went to an anonymous clinic, and they were so sweet. It was part of a community health center, and they had an HIV tester. It was the full-on blood draw, and the guy had never done it before, and he was having so much trouble. I'm sure he was legally able to take my blood, but he wasn't particularly good at it. It took forever. He stuck me like three times. He was so sweet about it. But it's funny; I think in a lot of testing clinics sometimes you have really inexperienced people. It's a small town where I was getting tested. It's not like there are a lot of people walking in, asking for a test.

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