Had a bit of a scare again regarding HIV status when I found out just recently someone I had relations with was positive. Put the heart across myself and then I was thinking of everyone I was with and panic set in. I almost had myself convinced I was positive...
Hate having to go to a centre to be tested and have some stranger dealing with you. So I went online and was able to order a home testing kit from the UK. It arrived in 4 days and thanks be to God the result was negative. I was bricking it watching the solution move up the strip and was saying.. 'look, theres the second line... ' and I could feel my heart almost stop. But there was only one line.
I think these kits should be made available to buy in pharmacies all round the country. People are probably afraid or ashamed to go get themselves tested in clinics or hospitals or their GP's. If I had tested positive, not sure what I would have done next, but it would have been nice to at least have the time to let it sink in and get all the info I needed first, before getting it seen to by the 'professionals'.
But yes.. just wanted to share this with you all to remind ourselves to be careful about what we do... and to be safe as much as we can and if unsure.. go get tested so at least you know.