Taking the Test: What's Your Experience?

Taking the Test: What's Your Experience?

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It's been nearly six years since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that HIV screening be a routine part of adult health care -- even for those outside the "usual" high-risk categories. However, it seems that many of U.S. health providers have yet to get the memo -- and it could be costing people their lives.

It's been nearly six years since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that HIV screening be a routine part of adult health care -- even for those outside the "usual" high-risk categories. However, it seems that many of U.S. health providers have yet to get the memo -- and it could be costing people their lives.

To commemorate National HIV Testing Day, we asked community members to share their thoughts and stories about their own HIV testing experiences. Read on for responses that are funny, heartbreaking, frustrating, empowering, and everything in between.