Ok, so I figured that perhaps not everyone is aware that this is available to use now, especially the younger folk out there.
This is OraQuick, and it is an FDA-Approved, in-home HIV test that provides results in about 20 minutes. I’m not sure about the availabilty of this product (or similar ones) in other countries, but in the U.S. you can purchase these at Walgreens for a mere 35 bucks, and you can even have them delivered to your door for complete anonymity.
Reading the results is easy. One line you are negative, two lines you are positive.
Why is this important? Well I know for a fact that a lot of guys say they are HIV negative without really getting tested, or they base that on some really old test result. There is no excuse now. You can get this in the mail if you want, and know for sure in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Its good peace of mind. And if you meet someone new and you are planning on playing around, its an easy and cheap thing to do to know where you guys stand. It builds trust right off the bat. Being safe is not just about wearing a condom. Its a combination of many things like trust, knowing the person, closeness, and being a good judge of character. Now on top of that you can keep up with your HIV status on a regular basis. :)
This is important for people to know, I never knew it existed
This is how my boyfriend and I tested before we started bareback in together after being with each other for 3 months. It’s super easy.
I know that it’s scary, believe me, I don’t practice risky behaviors and my anxiety was through the roof. It’s so important though you guys.
They even give you a non-descript bag to dispose of everything in.
I’m glad this is going around. :) Spread the word.
I’ve used this! It was comforting to be able to do this in my own home. Testing for something like this but it is definitely worth the purchase. It was easy to use!
bae: come over ;)
me: cant im watching naruto
bae: my parents arent home
me: im watching NARUTO
yes I’ll take twelve
Thunderstorm cloud lamp
I really fucking need this. I need like 10 of these over my bed with a thunderstorm soundtrack playing.
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience (via derikisu)
Keep this one in your back pocket for the next time someone acts like an ass and then tells you they’ve been through a lot of stuff. Respectful and yet still firmly keeping respect for yourself.