Talking about home testing for HIV

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I was terrified

I’m 21 and last year was very reckless for me. I was alone and away from home for the first time. I had so many unprotected encounters with strangers and I was almost sure I had been infected with HIV (since I was diagnosed with Chlamydia it was very high risk).
I was very scared to take the test, anxiety was killing me and I couldn’t focus on anything in my life, I stopped going out and my parents were also very worried about me. That lead to feelings of guilt and shame and I started asking myself why I didn’t use any protection and thinking about all the people I had been with😕
Today, almost one year later, I finally decided to take the test. My heart was beating so fast and I was sweating from fear.
After 15 minutes I see the result….and it’s negative😭 I couldn’t believe it… i felt so much relief and i realized how lucky I am….
This experience has taught me so much. And I finally understand the importance of using protection. If your partner insists not to use it don’t listen to them!!! It only takes one time to get infected…
I will never forget this lesson!!!

1 Responses

Becky Smith, BioSURE UK LTD
 Work on 27th December 2019

Hi Blessed, Thank you for sharing your story with us. We are always preaching the importance of testing and especially practising safe sex! No one should ever feel guilt about their sexual history or past but we always remind people that the only way to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections is through the use of protection and regular testing - if you are at risk. You are brave to have told your story and I hope that it influences others to think about having safer sex. Kindest regards, Becky, BioSURE UK LTD.

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