Know Your Status
Yes. It is that time of the year again, when we get excited as we head onto Christmas and the holiday weeks of fun and games; warm sunshine and happiness.
Stop and think about this. Did you know that in 2017 36.9 million globally have been affected by HIV? On the 1st of December marked the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day, The United Nations have been observing since 1988.
It’s time to know your status. Its time to take responsibility for our own sexual health and that of your partner or partners and certainly, your children.
‘Know your Status’ intends to promote everyone to undergo testing – and to put a positive way forward toward treatment and care.
We are not here to knock at you and remind you to get tested, or to practice safe sex – but here to let you know that whatever you need in terms of practicing safe sex, is right here. There is no excuse.
HIV does not choose a gender nor a race. The proper use of protection between HIV positive and negative persons needs to be adhered to. The use of condoms, dental dam, (a piece of latex that covers the vagina) and the use of prophylaxis to be used for negative partners who have positive partners. This, however, is not set in stone.
Hugging and kissing or even shaking hands are warm and caring gestures. An HIV positive person should not have to live without those gestures of kindness.
The virus does not survive out of the body. It needs the warm and energetic environment of a living body. So, treat those who are positive to HIV with kindness.
HIV nor AIDS has no known cure. It is vital that precautions are taken.
- Use a condom every time you engage in sex, use a water-based lubricant. You are less at risk with fewer sexual partners.
- Do not share needles – that goes without saying – even when having a tattoo done, choose your artist is using new and clean needles. This is your right to know and if you feel the need to ask – so be it. Choose life.
Secret Corner supports and endorses safe sex. We stock a varied range of condoms and are willing to discuss openly with anyone regardless of what they are purchasing.
Know your Status – and choose life!