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What to Expect When Getting an HIV Test: An Expert Explains

    During the pretest counseling session, the client should feel comfortable and be able to build a rapport with the counselor.
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    One of the things we do is normalize \[feeling nervous\] -- because we understand that testing for HIV can be very nerve-racking and anxiety producing.
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    We also have a buddy program that we're able to enroll the client in and that we've found to be really helpful for individuals who are newly diagnosed.
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    You still have clients who may think that HIV can be transmitted by mosquito bites, that it can be transmitted via saliva.
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    \[K\]nowing your status is vitally important.
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    Warren Tong

    Warren Tong