Today June 27 2018 is National HIV Testing Day ❤ Greater Than Aids & Walgreen’s have partnered in communities of 180 cities nation wide to provide free HIV testing and onsite counseling. The event is between 10 am – 7 pm at select location. Get Up Get Out and Get Tested ❤❤❤
Even though I’ve always opted out of the choice of being sexually active until spiritual union. At 30 years old I’m a proud Virgin woman who still believes in getting tested and always knowing your status when it comes to everything especially your health. I always get tested with my annual physicals &exams. Even if you know your status it’s better to make it habit to get tested and always be in the know with your health.
I’ve had the pleasure over the years working as a MA in different medical offices. What inspired me to always get tested even though I practice abstinence/celibacy was my first week of patients. I still remember the beautiful conversations as I would triage and get blood samples. Just listening to their advice and their journey with HIV/AIDS. One experience in particular was watching my first patients get diagnosed with HIV. It is still one the most profound moments of my life.
The stastics of HIV/AIDS in the United States are a real physical thing. More than 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV and 1 in 7 don’t know they even have it. I encourage if your sexually active to practice safe sex, have fun but wrap it up at all times and know your status. Don’t be afraid to get tested it’s better to be in the know about your health than the unknown.