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Have You Been Tested For HIV?

Being that yesterday was National HIV Testing Day, I am curious how many of us have actually been tested. So, have you ever been tested for HIV?

Oh, and while we're on the topic DearSugar's got a great quiz on condoms that you definitely should take.

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Gladraffe Gladraffe 9 years
man, it's the most nerve-wreaking thing to wait for results to come back, but it's worth it. it's your health and you better fine out sooner or later!!!
JessBear JessBear 9 years
I've never been tested for HIV, bc I've only had one partner, and he's been tested. I once had a questionable spot, though, that I was told could be herpes. They did a test and I was scared shitless waiting. It only takes three days, but it fell over a weekend, so I had to wait almost a week. I must have called to see if my results where in twelve hundred times- there was no way I was waiting for the card in the mail! When the results finally came back, they were- inconclusive. I had to get RETESTED and wait ANOTHER week. It finally came back negative, it turned out to be just a raw spot that got irritated, but MAN. This happened only a month after I started having sex, and I was just about ready to swear virginity for life. You can never be too careful, you know?
megagirl megagirl 9 years
I voted no but I'm not sexually active - if I was, I would definitely be voting yes.
kitty17 kitty17 10 years
i have never been tested..but i've never had sex either...
discocactus discocactus 10 years
No need for me. Although I do agree if you're out there having sex with people (and those people have had sex with other people...) you need to get tested. And not just HIV, but for other STDs/STIs.
juliemyjewel juliemyjewel 10 years
I have been tested and man, those 2 weeks of waiting are torture! I thought of every questionable thing I've ever done in my life and pretty much came to the conclusion that I had it for sure! When the results were mailed, my stupid HMO didn't even write anything on the form, it was totally blank with none of the boxes checked! Talk about horrible medical care! When then finally contacted me they said everything was fine. That stress taught me to never, ever do anything that may cause me to contract HIV.
pixelhaze pixelhaze 10 years
At my university they had free tests every year, so I figured what the heck. Plus if youve been tested yourself you have a reason to ask your significant other to get tested too.
bushra bushra 10 years
strangely enough, my health care provider tested me for HIV as part of the great big bunch of blood tests they customarily take when you become pregnant. negative, btw!
cubadog cubadog 10 years
Everyone should be tested no matter what. The attitude that you have no reason to can lead you to a big surprise. Everyone needs to be responsible.
krEnElk krEnElk 10 years
i agree with candyapple! getting tested is the responsible thing to do!
monna monna 10 years
The first time I got tested, it was World AIDS Day and all the planned parenthoods in NYC were offering free walk-in HIV testing.. the second time was just a month ago.
rb24 rb24 10 years
I get tested once a year when I go to get my pap. If your a sexually active woman you should get tested
rachelbojangles rachelbojangles 10 years
nope, i have no reason to get tested
sweet_potato sweet_potato 10 years
Yup, I get everything tested yearly when I get a PAP. I request the works!
msshellokitty msshellokitty 10 years
I have three kids and every time you are pregnant and they draw your blood you are tested.
orangeflower orangeflower 10 years
I get tested when I give blood (I think they do that, right?), they keep asking me to come back so I guess its all a-ok. Plus at the yearly OBGYN.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
I get tested once a year with my annual pap. It costs more to do the blood work, but it is worth it.
mf mf 10 years
it's super important to get tested! it's a small thing you can do to be responsible in the world and make it a better place for everyone.
candy-apple candy-apple 10 years
I'm turning twenty in september and most of my friends were shocked to know I got myself tested but I think any responsible sexually active adult should. You always think it happens to someone else but we're all someone else to someone else. ;)
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
No, never been tested for HIV.
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