April is STD/STI awareness month and I have a plan to celebrate it. Sometime next week I’m going to call my local Planned Parenthood and get all of their information on testing and schedual to get tested hopefully on the first of April. I’ll tell you how it goes and I’ll take a picture of the GYT sticker I’m going to get. I’ll get together all the information I can to make sure all of you can get tested as cheaply as possible, and give you that information. Then I want all of you to go out, get tested, take a picture of you with a GYT sticker or some other thing that proves you got tested then either post it on your blog and link me or submit it here. Encourage everyone you can to get tested. You can visit the GYT website and get a kit to help you advertise and put together an event to get as many people in your area to get tested.
STD/STI testing is very important. Not all diseases will show symptoms. You or your partner could be having risky sex, passing something on, and not even know it. It’s important to get tested in between every new partner, and just every now and then. I’m choosing April as the time to get tested.
It’s kind of funny that April is STD/STI awareness month, because that’s the month last year I was diagnosed with herpes. I’m going to make it an annual thing to get tested on this month because it’s not only incredibly important to get tested, it’s important to have safe sex.
Join with me to promote safe sex and STD/STI testing!
It Takes Two
A new initiative called Testing Together aims to use the power of love as an HIV prevention tool. It allows for couples to receive HIV counseling and testing together, at the same time, in the same room—even as the results are given. It’s an idea whose time has come, and one that says a lot about where we are in the U.S. epidemic, as well as in the fight for LGBT equality. Click here for more.