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Quick "Useful" : Walgreens Offers Free HIV Testing


Today is a day to do something Useful.
But what can you do? 

I got tested for HIV. 

For all people, certain Walgreens around the country are now conducting HIV tests for free….and no, there are no hidden charges. It’s free. 

I had to get tested for going overseas, and the doctors’ office has been nothing but bureaucratic hell, so thanks for the internet, I found that the Walgreens in Foggy Bottom DC as well as other select stores throughout the country can do the testing.

I walked in, and at first, I noticed that every single nation of Africa worked in the drugstore. The pharmacist was an angry Man from the Ivory Coast. His assistant was probably from Niger because she wasn’t talking much, and the woman who conducted my test was most definitely Ethiopian with a distant ancestor from Somalia.

She had to ask me: “Have you had any risky behavior in the last six months?”
Of course I said, “Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, no.”

Like I said, I was getting tested to go overseas.
They brought me back into a room, which looked like a closest with a chair, and the Ethiopian Somali woman handed me a short plastic stick that looked like a birthday candle with a tongue…(sorry for bad metaphors). I had to run it on the side of my cheeks for two minutes, and they placed it in a small vile. 20 minutes later, I was found HIV Negative...no surprised, but glad to know.

However, the point is…..HIV testing is available for free, and it only takes 20 minutes to get a result. I hope more people go for this.

Walgreens HIV Testing Center
1217 22nd Street Northwest
Washington
(202) 776-9084

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Comments

  1. I am almost 100 percent sure I don't have HIV, but good post!

    well like 86 percent sure!

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    1. Ha, I felt what you just said.
      I was 100% sure I didn't have HIV.
      Then, during the test...I was like "Maybe 86%" Suddenly, a bunch of memories and circumstances came to mind "What about that one time?" "Wait did I really..." and such.

      The point is...for people that aren't 100% sure or even 86% sure. There is a way to know.

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    2. oh I knew your point....sex....what

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  2. Tell your elderly relatives, transmission of STDs in that age group have sky rocketed in the last few years. Sure, Nana tells you she's going to "euchre night," but Nana is the new silver fox released into the wilds of the retirement living community. Besides, it's not like they're not hanging out at Walgreen's comparing orthotic prescriptions anyway.


    ...just kidding Grandma, you're an angel, love you :D

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