Do you know someone who refuses to get an HIV test? I know you do, and it is repulsive to me from a healthcare and personal perspective, especially if the person engages in high-risk activity. That is straight buffoonery to potentially knowingly infect someone else with an incurable disease just in the name of hum-mm…. Y.O.L.O. (You only live once), I guess.
Some people truly might have stigmas associated with testing. That’s why I love this new product and think it deserves a public service announcement just in case you missed the advertisement.
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It’s a new FDA-approved, in-home, oral swab, private, result in 20 minutes HIV test for ONLY $39.99!
Prices may vary depending on your location and the establishment you purchase from.
NOTE: The test is only effective at providing accurate positive results 3 months after the risky event because it takes that long for the antibodies to show up in your system at levels that a test can detect.
That pretty much sums it up. AIDS has been recognized for exactly the amount of time I’ve been living. Unawareness is not an excuse. Why would you want to wait around 10 years or more infected with HIV for symptoms to occur and now you’ve developed full blown AIDS and helped to spread the disease to others when you could have prevented that with a 20-minute test.
If you want to watch a video on how to use ORAQUICK, click here.
The CDC recommends you get tested at least once a year if:
- Participate in high risk (no protection, multiple partners) sexual activity
- You have sex for money and/or drugs
- Share needles for street drugs or steroids
- Pregnant at first visit and 3rd trimester
- Healthcare occupation exposure (i.e. accidental needle stick)
- ***Married people that choose to ignore their intuition that alarms them their spouse is a rolling stone/loosely goosey***
***My two cents***;)
In the U.S. 1 in 5 people infected with HIV don’t know it. The CDC estimates that is about 200,000 people. We recognize October as AIDS awareness month, but other governments recognize December as such. December 1st is WORLD AIDS DAY and this is the perfect time of year to encourage a loved one to enter 2013 knowing their HIV status. I hope you will share this Public Service Announcement!
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