Today is the international HIV/AIDS day. Every year I set off some time to remember those who have died of this terrible disease.
I once saw a documentary about HIV in San Francisco in the eighties. One picture is imprinted on my mind. Two guys, both with AIDS, supporting each other going down the street. I knew that they would not survive more than a year. I still get a tear in my eye when thinking of those two.
Now the medication is so good that one can live normal lives, and if one is healthy in other aspects one is not contagious. But even so a big number of guys do not know that they have the disease. Some of those do not think they have been exposed to the virus, and therefore do not need to test themselves.
So take the time to get your self tested for HIV, and other STDs as soon as possible. It is better to know.