Commentary & Opinion
District of Columbia: National HIV Testing Day -- Why I Got Tested
June 26, 2012
"As I walked into the Whitman-Walker Clinic I thought, 'What will everyone in the waiting room think when I tell the receptionist why I'm here? Will they think I'm gay? Will they think I cheated on my wife? I wonder if any of them know I'm a pastor?' ...
"As of 2008, D.C. had the highest HIV rate in the nation at 3 percent, and it actually rivals many West African countries. How can we allow this to continue? It's obviously not enough to live in the capital of the richest country in human history or have access to some of the best hospitals in the world. It's going to take changing the culture.
06.20.2012; The Rev. Aaron Graham
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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