hurrying past him.
The rest of the evening was full of more music, more drinks. I didn’t win anything in the raffle.
That night I learned I was HIV negative, and my heart relaxed, but the experience taught me a lot. Of those tested that night, I can only hope each result mimicked my own. If the goal of the event was to raise awareness, mission accomplished. They raised my awareness.
Herina Ayot is a freelance writer living in Jersey City, NJ. She is currently writing a novel based loosely on her own life, "The Content of Things Undone." Follow her on Twitter @ReeExperience.