This was a good episode and very timely for the early 1990's. The fear of AIDS was spreading through the country and there were lots of rumors and bad information. At the time it was still seen as a gay disease or one for people who slept around. The natural choice for this would have been Blanche. That's why centering this story around Rose made it even more effective. The tests were done under a fake name to protect people from losing their insurance or jobs. We were still in the early stages of the disease, and boy have we come a long way since then!
Rose almost goes crazy having to wait 72 hours for the results. It's Blanche who helps her through it and it's very touching. In the end it's one more story that shows how close the girls are and how much they really care for each other.