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Taking the Test: What's Your Experience?

June 25, 2012


Kimberly Parker

Kimberly Parker, AIDS Behavioral Researcher, Denton, Texas

My last HIV test was at a health fair -- to prove a point, since I was there trying to convince people to get a test. I thought it would be best if I did it as well, and then said, "It's real easy! It's a mouth swab!" There were two older women. there, and I was like, "Why don't you go get an HIV test?" And they were like, "Well, no, because, you know, I'm not doing anything." I said, "Well, get it so you can tell other people about your experience getting it." And they pretty much looked at me and walked off.

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