So you're asking yourself, why do I need to read a post about knowing my status. I'm not talking about your marriage or financial status, but about your HIV status. Let me give you two BIG reasons.
1. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 1.1 Million people are living with HIV and 1 out of 7 don't even know they have it.
2. According to the CDC, In Birmingham, Alabama, the city I reside in, we rank number 17th of the highest metropolitan state with HIV. Atlanta, GA, our close neighbor ranks number 8.
Now, can we talk about your status? Do you know what your status is and have you ever taken the time to get tested? The CDC writes that most people don't get tested because of the "stigma" of going to the clinic and having people know they had to be tested. Let's banish this stigma and bring our city and nation out of this epidemic.
For those who are too busy or too shy to go to the clinic, let me tell you about OraQuick and it's at home testing kit. I recently took mine with my bonnet on, while surfing the internet with my black velvet robe on.