Talking about home testing for HIV

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I have had unprotected sex in the past

I chose to take a HIV test as I have had unprotected sex in the past. It’s something that has always played on my mind but I’ve always been too scared to go and get tested. The home testing kit was easy to use. As long as you read the instructions and understand them then you can’t go wrong. Home testing is a lot more convenient if you work full/time! Would really recommend the test. It’s much better to know your HIV status. I was negative. Good luck 🙂

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 Used on 29th June 2016

I had been in a manogomous relationship (as much as I aware of course) for a year and a half. Don't like to admit it but there were times I thought could the other person be putting me at risk? and neither of us checked at the beginning of the relationship. It's a little thing that niggles at the back of your mind and normally you'd go on to have unprotected a year and a half later and just take your chances.... And someone elses potentially. So I decided to do the right thing and check. Daunting watching that little speck of blood come out thinking that is all it takes and your life could be changed in 15minutes sitting on your own in the kitchen.. So much relief at a negative test of course but a realisation that maybe you should be more responsible in future.

 Used on 10th June 2016

Similarly, I had had unprotected sex during an impromptu Chem sesh party I ended up at and was too scared to have the test at a gum clinic. I also preferred the anonymity of the home test kit although it is very easy to use, I never knew 15 minutes could be quite so long. Anyways, all was good and I tested negative. If I've learned one thing, it'll be to Johnny up next time - the risks are too great to take the gamble again - Stay safe!!

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