You Gotta Be Responsible

"AIDS awareness - HIV testing and treatment" mural from Mozambique. Photo by Jacopo Werther

“AIDS awareness – HIV testing and treatment” mural from Mozambique. Photo by Jacopo Werther

It’s been about three months since my last STI testing post, and my next appointment is already in the calendar for next week.  Today’s post is a nudge to you to think about how important it is to keep up on your personal health care.  Your status may not be something you think about a lot, but it is important for you and any and all of the partners and partners of partners you may be connected to…

Look at the National HIV and STD Testing Resources website if you don’t know where to get checked out.  They’re a great resource, especially for travelers like myself, the newer to non-monogamy types, those who’ve just changed partner status recently, and really anyone at all who wants to know what’s going on with their body.  Get tested as a treat to yourself.  Take a mental health day, walk in the sun, eat your favorite foods, take yourself out to something fun, and make an appointment to get your blood drawn, your urine tested, and have a quick chat with a healthcare professional who can answer some questions about your lifestyle realities including risk factors.  My love and support to you on that day.

In response to my post last wednesday, a friend posted this article from The Advocate on my FB page:  STUDY: Biphobia Puts Bisexual Men at Risk for STIs.  I have gotten a bunch of responses from people since last week’s post, and I thank you all very much for offering me your insights on the subject.

Please feel free to post/publish/share last week’s post far and wide: Male Sexuality as it Pertains to Other Men.  After an in person interview, a few chats, some personal accounts written to me, and other tidbits of fun, I’m ready for more!  Happy summer my friends.

To Breath and Being,
~ Karin

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