I think it’s just natural for me to advocate something like this. Apart from being in the risk group, it’s in my nursing instinct to inform you about this, and I think this pandemic has only one solution: EDUCATION. I could go on about statistics and stuff, but the real thing is happening, and whether you believe it or not, everyone is exposed. Read here to know more about HIV/AIDS.
One problem with susceptible people is that they are afraid to be ostracized. So the cycle goes on and on. Having them informed saves other people from contracting the virus. With people who has no risk, it’s better to educate yourselves, too – for your friends, and for you to know why not to be afraid with people with HIV and AIDS.
These people are in need – of help, of love, and of caring. One thing we could do is to encourage them to get tested and not reject them. Remember: they need family/friends more than ever.
Rapid Testing is an ideal way of knowing your HIV status. It is confidential and you get the results within 30 minutes. Confirmatory test will be done if the rapid test comes back reactive. Counseling before and after the test are conducted by a certified counselor to provide information and referrals. Remember that being informed gives you the power to take care of your health in the correct manner. Being informed is sexy. Being careful is sexy. Taking the test is sexy.
Start your sexiness.
Rapid testing is being offered for free at different testing centers, Social Hygiene clinics and Treatment Hubs all around the Philippines. The Take The Test project is also touring at different sites, locations and events to bring free HIV testing and counseling closer to you.
For one on one confidential HIV/testing counseling and queries, contact the good folks of Take the Test at 0917-58HIVRT or 0917-5844878 or call ASP (AIDS Society Philippines) at 02 410-0204 and 02 376-2541
P.S. Of course, we’re there – GET TESTED. But practice safe sex EVERYTIME. HIV kills.