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The Main Reason Why So Many People Avoid HIV Testing

November 20, 2015 1 min read

Many people are nervous about getting tested for STDs such as HIV. In fact, so many let fear and anxiety overtake the priority of staying healthy and staying alive. hiv testing health risks S*xually transmitted diseases can be very dangerous when left undetected and untreated. Pretending like nothing is wrong and hoping your symptoms will subside means you are putting your body at serious risk. It is human nature to put up mental barriers when you are afraid of the results of something, but breaking down those barriers could save your life. HIV affects a large portion of the population, and 13% of those suffering don't even know they have the disease and might not know until it's too late. Many of those sufferers are too anxious about getting the results to even step into a clinic. In order to prevent them from spreading the disease and to reduce their risk of morbidity, HIV has to be detected very early on. [bctt tweet="The Main Reason Why So Many People Avoid HIV Testing"] HIV and other STDs have a stigma surrounding them which makes patients feel shameful. But anyone can contract these diseases at any age and stage in life. Perhaps Charlie Sheen's recent announcement of his diagnosis will help end the shame and start an honest dialogue about STD protection, prevention and treatment. Would you like to see the stigma surrounding STDs come to an end? Share your tips for staying safe with us! Source: Shape [caption id="attachment_119727" align="alignleft" width="100"]@BodyRockTV @BodyRockTV[/caption] [caption id="attachment_119726" align="alignleft" width="100"]@BodyRockOfficial @BodyRockOfficial[/caption]

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