HIV - I think this was a good Health Services program...

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I attended the HIV screening in the Russel Union building on the Tuesday before spring break. I found it very interesting that something so frighteningly serious could be tested by simply “swabbing” one’s gums, not to mention that the results only took around twenty minutes to decide one’s fate. Even though I was one-hundred percent sure that I did not have the HIV virus, I couldn’t help but be nervous as I awaited my results. Its one of those things that despite the fact that you know that you have nothing to worry about, you will still worry simply because it is such a life-altering test. I can’t imagine what I would have done if I had tested positive, honestly cannot comprehend the devastating affect that would have my life in every way, shape, and form.
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Unformatted text preview: I think this was a good Health Services program because it opens up many people’s eyes, whether they test positive or negative. Another program that went alongside this one was a urine test that basically tested for common sexually transmitted diseases, which I also feel is a good Service to provide on a campus with a reputation for sexually transmitted diseases. I also think it is a good thing to encourage students to attend these events and take these tests so as to inform us about things we possibly didn’t know, such as an unknown sexually transmitted disease that we may have been passing on to partners without even knowing. Overall, I think that programs like this are good in many ways and that the student body should be encouraged to attend these events....
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