By Meluse Kapatamoyo
For most people testing for HIV can be a scary experience and it was for me too but i did it anyway.Okay, maybe i did it to encourage a friend who needed to take the test, so i thought why not, besides its something i had been considering.
|Meluse getting tested|
Funny, before my blood was taken, i was so confident of getting a negative result, but immediately after the prick, the nerves did get the better of me. The question, 'What if' begun to ring in my head. I thought of the changes i would have to make to my diet (must admit i am not a healthy eater), who i would tell first and the type of medication i would need to take. In those few minutes, i even thought about all the people i know who are living positively, the likes of Clementine Mumba. Somehow and almost immediately my fears were eased, and by the time the results were revealed to me, i was calm.
Since then i have learned so much about HIV and AIDS and know that as a woman i made the best decision to get tested. I know my status and can better protect myself.PYM