HIV Testing: Does It Contribute to Stigma? A Blog Entry by Sarah Sacco (June 27, 2011)
"In getting tested myself, I had to go through "pre-counseling" ... I can see how, if a person ended up testing negative, they would think that perhaps somebody testing positive had to have done ALL of the things on the list. And that leads to some assumptions about people who test positive for HIV."
Two Plus Two Equals Seven, Doesn't It? A Blog Entry by Ed Perlmutter (October 26, 2010)
"I did not ask for an HIV test because I had never asked for an HIV test ... And somewhere between here and there (1999? 2002? 2004? who knows the year, really?), HIV lost much of its high-profile status both in my consciousness and in the media."
In Praise of HIV-Negative Gay Men (October 5, 2010)
"HIV-negative gay men hear a lot about what they should be doing (or not doing), and not enough about what they are doing well."
Put an End to Your Fears, Stop Googling, and Go Get Tested (September 24, 2010)
Jay S. is HIV negative, but for a long time he was convinced he must be positive. Yet he was so terrified of HIV that he refused to get tested. In this message to other scared-to-test folks, he explains how he finally faced his fears.
The Other Pink Elephant in the Room: A Blog Entry by Enrique Franco (July 9, 2010)
When we hear about, or know of, someone getting tested for HIV/AIDS, what types of questions filter in our minds? ... Don't get me wrong, everyone is entitled to ask questions. That's human nature. In this case though, the acceptable and relevant one to ask is: What business is it of mine?
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