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Taking the Test: What's Your Experience?

June 25, 2012


Angela Davey

Angela Davey, Olmsted County Social Service Advisory Board, Rochester, Minn.; Diagnosed in 1997

I first started getting tested every year back in 1987. Back then it was requested that you give a name other than your own. Then you called back over two weeks later to get the results. At one point I remember being assigned a number to identify me. The last time I tested it came back positive. That was in '97. I lived in San Francisco and it was through a clinic. By then it was under your real name and the wait was only three days, and I was told by a case manager who gave me resource info along with the results.

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