HIV Home Testing: More Problem Than Solution

Published: May 29, 2012

Take a moment and think back to when you tested positive for HIV. What was your initial reaction? What went through your head? For most of us it was sheer panic. "What now?" is usually one of the first questions that comes to mind.

If you’re not HIV positive, think of a time where you were tested for HIV and sweated it out while waiting for the results. Some of us thought we’d kill ourselves rather than live with HIV/AIDS, believing our lives would be over.

Many people go on drinking binges, drug runs and/or get extremely depressed after finding out we have HIV. Now think about what it would have been like to receive the diagnosis at home, without support to assure us that a positive result didn’t mean the end of our lives.

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