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Today is National HIV testing day and several communities are having events and special programs to get people tested.   I encourage anyone who is sexually active or has used needles that may not be clean to get tested.  But the thing I’ve heard the most when I speak to girls is they have already been tested, so ‘they’re good’.  NOT SO. 

The HIV test is not a vaccine.  You don’t take it and it cures you from ever getting the virus.   It’s important to know your HIV status not just for once upon a time but to know what your situation is now.  So go ahead and test today but mark your calendar for the next day you plan to get checked again.  

If you have never had an HIV test, it’s easy to find a place near you www.hivtest.org.  The test is simple and there are home tests you can get at your local pharmacy.  

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It’s graduation season and lots of celebrations are happening.  

Rightfully so, because graduates have worked hard to accomplish their goals.  But it’s also clear that the day after graduation difficulty awaits.  The challenge becomes what to make of the education you have received.   You’ve got goals; go for it. But when you fall (trust me you will fail) keep getting back up…the key is try & try again…

One of my favorite teen experts, Josh Shipp, had some great words for this year’s grads.  Here’s what he has to say

 


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