Protected pleasure is the best: boosting HIV awareness

Protected pleasure is the best: boosting HIV awareness

The statistics of AIDS from TheGlobalFund are shocking. 78 million people have gotten infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic; about 35 million people have died of AIDS-related illnesses. 43 million people are living with HIV today. However, you can and should do something to change the situation and avoid becoming another digit in the grave stats!

That is why it is important to know your status and get treatment if necessary. No one is going to do that for you. You may have started a new relationship or discovered your partner was unfaithful to you, take that step and do not put it away till later. Go and get tested!

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Step number two is to get protected. Ladies, do not rely on men to take care of it. It’s your body and it’s your life. Be in charge of your own safety. The best love is the safe love! Your future and your kids are at stake here.

How to stay protected from HIV?

-    Responsibility

Whose responsibility is it to keep you well? It’s YOURS and only yours. Both men and women have the right to be well and live without HIV. So, never hesitate to offer the protection and refuse to have intercourse, unless your partner gets checked for HIV and uses condoms.

-    Education

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This is the most powerful tool you can use for self-protection from the deadly virus. For one, you should know how it gets transmitted from one person to another. The primary method of getting infected is through intimate personal contact. Unprotected sex is one of the top transmission methods for the disease.

What can you do to stay safe? Use high-quality condoms with of your new partners. Even in lengthy relations, you would be safer when using protection. Learn how to put these things on properly. If a condom breaks up, you increase your risks of being infected.

So, stay educated and find out how to protect your body and life.

-    Awareness

If the information on HIV is kept unavailable to young people and even kids, the virus gets more chances to get you. Boosting awareness helps to save millions of lives! So, Do NOT be afraid to get tested and spread the word out calling other people to guard their lives!

READ ALSO: You can live long and full life with HIV: facts on the virus everyone needs to know to protect themselves and others

WIKR Group featuring Network 100life created this video project dedicated to the World AIDS Day to raise awareness of HIV. The video has already been viewed by over 1 million people. Join in, stay well and save lives!

Remember that an early treatment with antiretroviral drugs and a healthy lifestyle are very important to stay well. These organizations can help you if you have HIV and AIDS:

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Ghana

Adventist Development and Relief Agency

Ghana AIDS Commission

Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana

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