Hey guys. After already testing positive for HIV twice at the Abbey in WeHo last month, I still wasn’t quite convinced that I really did have it. Even though I won $83 in the Cash Grab Machine and even though I was entered to win that brand new Fiat, being told that you have HIV two times really sucks, but at the same time (two times), why should I trust what two different people inside a van tell me outside of a bar on two separate occasions? So, yesterday I drove down to San Diego and decided to get tested for HIV for a third time, and then I went to visit my favorite Hillcrest cupcakes and cocktails lounge, Babycakes!
Ever since testing positive for HIV two times in a row, I have been looking for the “meaning” behind it all. But what if the meaning all along was that I wasn’t meant to have HIV, and therefore I simply didn’t have it? Everyone knows those HIV tests are not 100% accurate no matter how many times you take them, so is there any way to really know if anyone has HIV? Like they say, even a broken clock is wrong two times a day.
Going to San Diego was my way of seeking out the truth. Completely different city, completely different HIV test results, right? Unfortunately, for the third time in a row, the truth is still the same: I tested positive for HIV. But on the bright side, everyone who gets tested in the Hillcrest HIV testing center receives a free “buy 1 get 1” coupon for a yummy and delicious cupcake!
I may have just found out that I have HIV for the third time, but at least I got a coupon from Babycakes that allowed me to receive one free cupcake after buying another cupcake at full price.
SAN DIEGO — Being Alive HIV/AIDS Services will conduct free HIV testing on Tuesdays at its Hillcrest office. To sweeten the deal, the organization has teamed up with Babycakes to offer an incentive for those who take advantage of the free testing offer. Being Alive will offer “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” cupcake coupons from Babycakes, a popular cupcake and cocktail bar in Hillcrest.
Christopher Stavros, owner of Babycakes, said his company is pleased to support Being Alive’s efforts. “We are pleased to team up with Being Alive and offer an incentive for people to get tested to know there status,” Stavros said.
Unfortunately, I went to San Diego by myself and didn’t have a friend with me to split the cost of that initial cupcake that would have entitled us to the free second cupcake, and I only had enough money to pay for the Amtrak back home to WeHo! So, I had to leave Hillcrest with the coupon unused. For those of you keeping score at home, that’s HIV: 1, Cupcakes: 0. (Well, technically it’s HIV: 3, Cupcakes: 0 but who’s counting.) Of course, I have HIV now, so maybe I should be eating better anyway?
If anyone wants my Babycakes cupcake coupon, email me and I’ll send it to you.