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It's World AIDS Day, Get Tested

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So I have this long-standing date every November. I'm not meeting her for drinks, she's not that sexy nor will she kiss me when it's all over. What the hell kind of date is this? It's my annual trip to get tested for STDs, whether I've been naughty or nice, frisky or monogamous.

It's a stance I've taken since starting college. That's because I believe that if everyone got tested on a regular basis, the spread of disease would decrease. And if I'm going to believe that, I better walk that talk.

Over the years, I've been through plenty of testing situations: the college health office, my personal doctor, the LA County free clinic and just to be "so L.A." about it, Adult Industry Medical (AIM) Healthcare Foundation where I am considered a "civilian," not a pornstar.