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Taking the Test: What's Your Experience?

June 25, 2012


Skyy Banks

Skyy Banks, Aniz, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.

My first experience being tested was some years ago, and simply mind-blowing. My gynecologist, who happened to be a woman, asked with no hesitation why I needed a test; I was married. Pulling my feet out of the stirrups, I sat up and responded, "The same reason why I need a new gynecologist -- some people just don't have your best interests at heart!" Still I have found that there is nothing routine about being tested for HIV in 2012, especially at the G-Y-N. I ask, it's given, and everybody's good.

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