National HIV Testing Day
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of working with my fellow makeup artists at DACCO for national HIV testing day. DACCO, Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office, provides residential and outpatient treatment for both alcohol and drug related addictions. Many facilities nationwide were offering free or discounted HIV tests to the public. I, of course, took advantage of this and got my yearly test. I can't preach enough about how important it is to get yourself tested on a regular basis. Whether you are in a monogamous relationship or not, it's important to get tested routinely. It takes a whopping 3 minutes! Between a crappy tasting oral swab and the 30 second questionaire it was truely painless. Protect yourself and your loved ones, suck it up, and go get tested. No one is above HIV.
Here are some photos from Monday:
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