There are many reasons why people put off having an HIV test, from fear of stigma and rejection, denial, misconceptions about life with HIV to a lack of awareness of how it can be transmitted.
This World AIDS Day (1 December) take the opportunity to test and take control of your health and your future.
Here are my five reasons you shouldn’t be afraid to have an HIV test:
1 Knowing your status can save your life
As many as one in 4 people living with HIV do not know they are infected.