|slacky mod appology
||[Dec. 10th, 2005|09:37 am]
|||||Lyle Lovett- not from texas||]|
sorry for being so... non active.
HOWEVER- I have big news (despite it being on a non educational level. I'm thrilled with the focus of this community being on alternative education, its one of my favorite topics, but I'd love to see it become more and more diverse...)
Right, my big news. My school had a free and anonymous HIV testing day last Monday. I convinced my friend to go with me, and get tested himself, mostly cuz I seriously needed moral support. When I got there it was shakes beyond belief. I couldnt sign my name on the disclaimer. I couldnt breath.
It was an oral swatch. Just one wipe on the top gum and one on the bottom gum, and the it sits in a solution for 20 minutes. Looked ALOT like a pregnancy test. During that time the really nice late chatted to me about life and my history and yadda yadda. 20 minutes later I came out negative and happier than I've been in a long long long time. I felt like birds attached themselves to my clothes and picked me up and flew me across the sky.
I'm gonna be alot better now that I know, and no more risky hook-ups for me! It was a wonderful feeling to know I'm safe. I encourage EVERYONE who might have a 1% chance of being positive to get tested. If you find out you are positive, please, do research, and understand you arnt the only one. Feel free to talk here about other similar expiriences.
And, I also will try to be more active in this community!