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Taking the Test: What's Your Experience?

June 25, 2012


Dr. Monique Howard

Dr. Monique Howard, New Jersey Women and AIDS Network, Trenton, N.J.

As women of color, we tend to take care of ourselves last, and so getting an HIV test makes me think of me first. For that, it's very empowering. Yes, you sit down and you evaluate what it is that you've done over the past year. But it's about taking care of myself and respecting me enough to put me first.

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