“I am happy that I have tested for HIV and now I know my health status. In fact, I have been for so long hesitating to go to my nearby health facility and test for HIV in fear of death followed hearsays from my peers. They use to say testing for HIV is like digging up your own grave, horror, agony, fear and uncertainties of one’s livelihoods and future plans. If you are HIV positive, everything diminishes. To be honest, this project is the beginning of my new phase of life styles especially in sexual relationships, for example, forcing my sexual partner to use a condom in my case was option and not important, so it depended wholly on decision by the man I slept with at that particular moment, they are many. But thank God, I have been found HIV negative and I totally never ever expect to run sexually unprotected, condom is my weapon and eye screening has nowhere to stay under my way” said one young lady with only permission to use her image not name as seen here beneath.
Breaking the Fear for HIV Testing