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!!!