Monday June 27th is National HIV Testing Day!

  • crls64

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    Jun 24, 2011 10:47 PM GMT
    National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS to encourage people of all ages to "Take the Test, Take Control."

    Early HIV diagnosis is critical, so people who are infected can fully benefit from available life-saving treatments. Currently, almost 40 percent of people with HIV are not diagnosed until they already have developed AIDS. That can be up to 10 years after they first became infected with HIV. Finding out whether you are infected with HIV is the first step to improving your health and the health of your partners and your family.

    As a man that has been HIV+ for 21 yrs. I urge everyone to get tested! It could save your life!



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    Jun 24, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
    I was to endure a needle stick injury at work just over a week ago, my hep and HIV are both negative.all is good.
  • crls64

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    Jun 25, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidI was to endure a needle stick injury at work just over a week ago, my hep and HIV are both negative.all is good.


    So glad to hear it!
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    Jun 25, 2011 4:35 AM GMT
    National where? Just curious, I was told today was the day here! xD anyway got tested, all is good icon_smile.gif
  • crls64

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    Jun 25, 2011 4:39 AM GMT
    Writrboi saidNational where? Just curious, I was told today was the day here! xD anyway got tested, all is good icon_smile.gif


    I don't know about Honduras but Monday is National testing day here in the US. I still commend you for getting tested!
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    Jun 25, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    I TURN 21 THAT DAY!!! Yay to alcohol and HIV testing! icon_smile.gif
  • crls64

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    Jun 25, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    PotatoPotato saidI TURN 21 THAT DAY!!! Yay to alcohol and HIV testing! icon_smile.gif


    Happy Birthday and yay to HIV testing! icon_wink.gif
  • crls64

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    Jun 27, 2011 2:46 PM GMT
    crls64 saidNational HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS to encourage people of all ages to "Take the Test, Take Control."

    Early HIV diagnosis is critical, so people who are infected can fully benefit from available life-saving treatments. Currently, almost 40 percent of people with HIV are not diagnosed until they already have developed AIDS. That can be up to 10 years after they first became infected with HIV. Finding out whether you are infected with HIV is the first step to improving your health and the health of your partners and your family.

    As a man that has been HIV+ for 21 yrs. I urge everyone to get tested! It could save your life!

    WHO'S GETTING TESTED TODAY?! icon_wink.gif



  • MikemikeMike

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    Jun 28, 2011 8:05 AM GMT
    I did and I also volunteered for 4 hours. I thought more men would have turned out. I guess not enough people got the word out. I took to the streets and got many people to come in and I texted everone I knew to get it done.. There were mobile busses doing free testing all over as well.

    I have always used condoms for sex, but I still got tested today. All sexually active men and woman should get tested every six months.

    If you havent been tested get tested-even if you are in a monogamous relationshipicon_idea.gif If you have been tested and are positive seek support, take your meds and take care of yourself. Inform and protect your sexual partners.

    take care all
  • crls64

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    Jun 28, 2011 8:24 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidI did and I also volunteered for 4 hours. I thought more men would have turned out. I guess not enough people got the word out. I took to the streets and got many people to come in and I texted everone I knew to get it done.. There were mobile busses doing free testing all over as well.

    I have always used condoms for sex, but I still got tested today. All sexually active men and woman should get tested every six months.

    If you havent been tested get tested-even if you are in a monogamous relationshipicon_idea.gif If you have been tested and are positive seek support, take your meds and take care of yourself. Inform and protect your sexual partners.

    take care all


    Thank you!