Talking about home testing for HIV

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Promiscuous throughout my early twenties

Having been promiscuous throughout my early twenties I always protected myself against unwanted pregnancies, though unfortunately not from STDs.I have always suffered severe anxiety and found alcohol as a way to relieve my worries, which in turn led to pretty reckless behaviour regarding my sexual health,iv had a few STD exams at local gum clinics and luckily escaped pretty much unscathed,but when offered hiv testing at the clinics I point blank refused as I couldve coped with something that needed an antibiotic but couldn’t have coped with anything was always in the back if my mind,a nagging slow burning doubt -what if? Any time I plucked up the courage to get checked the thought of waiting for a result or a sympathetic doctor telling me its OK put me off completely. I lived in fear ,worrying every time I had a night sweat,or a rash until 10 years on I discovered this sad doctor faces or waiting days for a telephone call to tell me bad news.I could do this in private, deal with the results myself then seek help if needs be..perfect! Well iv just done it,and its negative. Can’t believe how I waited so long for this,and tortured myself for YEARS,actually convinced I had it .amazing product,wish it had been available much sooner.Older and wiser now,obviously I have learned from past mistakes,but a great product ,that il hopefully never need to use again!

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