When I was pregnant with my son, there was still a lot of paranoia around about AIDS. I wasn’t in a high-risk category, but I had dated several different guys in college, before meeting my husband, so I wanted to be tested.
I was afraid to go to my gynecologist for fear that would somehow alert my health insurance company. I didn’t know what they might do with that information. I simply didn’t want there to be a record of my asking for the test. But for the sake of my baby, I knew I should have it.
So, I went to the local Planned Parenthood. They were wonderfully sympathetic. I had the test. It was negative. And I now have a wonderful, healthy grownup boy.
Planned Parenthood is about health care for women and for babies.