A month after being back from the trip, I had a serious bout of the vacation blues. I decided to get my nails did as a pick me up. I called up one of my girls and 2 hours later I was sitting in the chair of my favourite nail salon. As I was waiting, a pamphlet on the magazine table caught my eye. It mentioned how Black women should put our self-care first by making regular HIV testing part of our care routine. This got me thinking about holiday bae and my 7 days of ‘fun’. I couldn’t take my thoughts off that pamphlet. What if I had been exposed to more than just a good time?
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