I've made some pretty bad choices
I used to work in the field of HIV, and as a gay man i’ve made some pretty bad choices in terms of sexual activity so it seems all the more weird that i’d never taken an HIV test until now…. i definitely had a ‘head in the sand’ approach.
this home test allowed me privacy and very high accuracy in discovering my status. i decided to test after seeing a recent tv programme about testing accuracy and treatments, and also about PrEP: things have changed a lot and i felt that now was the time to find out what my situation is so that i can be more proactive with future choices.
half an hour ago i thought on the balance of things, and with my history that i was probably HIV positive: turns out i’m not.
be brave, it’s worth it. i know myself pretty well, so it’s important i get onto a PrEP programme now, but had the result been otherwise i would have sought the correct treatment and stuck to it… i guess it was just the right time for me to take some control back!