Three years ago a US Senator and his wife were tested for HIV/AIDS to prove a point and wanted to share that with everyone today.
Not only that but to help remind everyone that today is testing day. Do you know your status? Only by knowing your status can we be sure we aren't spreading HIV/AIDS.
Did you know that 1 in 5 people don't know they are infected. Yes, that's true. That's a lot of people who are walking around infected with the HIV/AIDS infection and not aware of it, not getting treatment and possibly passing it along to others.
This is personal to me, I lost a brother to HIV/AIDS, so I want everyone to be aware, get tested and be safe. I have been tested over the years, it is easy, takes just a matter of seconds, then you just wait for the results. Now that doesn't take long either.
But, don't take my word for it.. listen to this former Senator and watch he and his wife get tested.
Oh, you can find testing centers near you by clicking here or text KNOWIT to 566948.
And to learn more about HIV testing and what you can do to spread the message, visit cdc.gov and aids.gov.
There really is no excuse. Just do it, as they say. Be safe, stay safe, for you and for the ones you love.