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Dec 01

World AIDS Day 2013 ~ Know Your Status

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World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

Do you know your status?  With the advent of technology, we have no excuses for not knowing our status.  We can even obtain our HIV status in the privacy of our homes.  I recently learned about OraQuick®, which is the first FDA-approved oral swab in-home test for HIV-1 and HIV-2. OraQuick® is an oral swab test that does not require blood. The test based on the same HIV test that healthcare professionals have used since 2004.

No excuses.  If you do not know your status, be proactive and make an appointment with your doctor or purchase OraQuick® and perform the test at home.  If you know your status, encourage your friends, family members and loved ones to learn theirs.  Share information about HIV and AIDS with them so that they can stay healthy.  Be blessed.  Remain encouraged.

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Min. Crystal L. Cochren

Attorney Preacher Scholar
Minister Crystal L. Cochren is an attorney, preacher and scholar who lives in northern New Jersey. Writing this blog is a way for Minister Cochren to encourage her Christian brothers and sisters, especially her colleagues in ministry, to participate in self-care by making health and fitness a priority. Make sure you subscribe to the My Faith and Fitness Blog so that you’ll never miss a post.
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