NIGERIA – In case you are still wondering why the whole noise about taking HIV test, like what would you benefit from knowing the result of a health condition that has no permanent cure. Follow through the next tweets.
You will have peace of mind as regards your status. You don’t need to keep denying the fact that deep inside you, you’ll really want to be sure of your status. Face your fears, take the test.
It gives you opportunity to learn more about the virus. You get first hand factual information on its mode of transmission, how to prevent yourself and how to manage it if one is positive.
You can take the test for the sake of your partner. You wouldn’t want to spread the infection.
You can start treatment immediately in case you test positive, in case you are thinking of the cost, ARVs are free. It is easier to manage HIV when detected early and you can live a healthy live, don’t wait until it becomes AIDS.
Someone go talk say I don’t need to get tested as I don do the test before, abeg wait make I ask. You don nack since that last time, you don share blade, knife, clipper, needles for hairdressing salon or house or any other sharp object? No need to argue, even drugs dey expire, that other test don expire be that, go take another one.
Are you saying that you don’t need to get tested again because you have done the test before? Let’s run through a few questions. Have you had sex since the last time you checked? Have you shared blade, scissors, clipper, needles at hair dressing salon or any other sharp objects? Don’t fight back by trying to justifying; the best decision is to take another test.
Giving several reasons why you haven’t gone for HIV testing doesn’t really hold much water. Do you think they are that important, let’s start bursting those reasons.
“I don’t have time” is the already made answer at the tip of the fingers of a lot of people. I’m sure if it’s a bank issue, you will definitely create time to fix it. It is not about the timing, it is our disposition towards health, remember, health is wealth.
“I have been tested before” is another wrong response given by so many. I’m sure you were told to come back to take another test after 6 months the last time you were tested. HIV testing is not once in a life time thing. The same way you update software on your devices, you need to get updated result of your health status.
See UNICEF, NACA for more information