So I started this page because I believe when God tells you to do something you do it. With that said here’s how this all came about. A few years ago I saw on the news there’s places in ATL that are worse than some third world countries in Africa with people infected with HIV. Among those infected 81% of HIV diagnoses were among young adults age of 20-24. Most attributed to male-to-male sexual contact & African Americans accounted for 54%. After seeing this I was at a loss for words feeling compelled to do something to help my people. I went out & bought HIV test kits & took them to the areas with the highest HIV rates in Atl. Back then I intended on making this a regular thing I do to give back but life happens & well I stopped. Fast forward to now today I ran into a young lady crying in her car. She explained she doesn’t have money or insurance & she’s scared. Her boyfriend has been sleeping with men & possibly was exposed to the disease. I went bought her a hiv test helped her take it by explaining what she needs to do ect. Her results came back negative “THANK GOD” cause Lord knows I wasn’t ready to deal if it had been positive. Anyhow despite her test being negative I let her know she needs to go get a blood test done & until then she doesn’t need to sleep with anyone protected or unprotected. After that I called a very close friend of mine Toni & told her what happened. We talked about when I would buy test & give them out & that’s when I decided it’s time to do it again but only BIGGER! So here goes trying to be the difference that makes a difference. My goal is help my people educate them on the importance of getting tested & knowing your status. As well as provide support to those exposed, direct them to the right places to get help & treatment ect. My hope is to help people “One Test at a time” hence the name #ONETESTATATIME to find out more & donate click the link in the bio. ALL money donated will be used to buy HIV test, condoms, & print educational material to give out. My goal is to go from community to community & encourage people to say yes to the test! Please repost & support a good cause!
STI testing should be a routine part of looking after yourself, just like going to the dentist or the optician. To order a free HIV test, visit www.test.hiv To order a free STI test, incl HIV, visit letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk/test #HIVTestWeek#SayYesToTheTest
Around 13% of the estimated 100,000 people living in the UK remain undiagnosed.
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Why have the parents of these public school children decided to #SayYesToTheTest ?
"They help policy makers assist undeserved communities achieve a quality education.” Kathryn, Harlem
"I want the best for my granddaughter, and that means college and a good job; children can't get there without taking tests." Lenora, Queens
"I want to make sure that he and his school are on track." Anthony, Brooklyn
New York City parents of these children share why they are choosing to #SayYesToTheTest :
"I think my son needs something to challenge his mind and also to push him to want to achieve." -Crystal, Queens
"My kids are taking the test because data is power." -Natvel, Staten Island
“I want my son to take the test to make sure he is meeting his goals academically.” -Willie, Queens
"I simply encourage my son to always do his best, because his best is good enough for me." -Lakeia, Harlem
Dear dress, you have no idea how happy I am to see you. I must have been crazy to decide to want to fly overseas to get a dress made. What do I know about design and tailoring? From your fabrics to your stitches, your zips and your embroidery - every part of you I had to learn, decide, and cross my fingers.
I really thought you were not going to make it on time. I thought you would turn out horrible and I'd find myself crying on a plane to Dallas. When we started to draw and redraw your sketches, I became aware how daunting this task was. And then when we had to remake you almost from scratch last week, all of me wanted to turn back time and remake my decisions. Why'd I have to be so "gey kiang"? Why didn't I just do it how others have done it and save myself on the stress?
And then you missed the flight to Singapore, and that was basically the breaking point. The point where I could either cave or trust God for a miracle. I chose the latter coz what did I have to lose anyway right? That was the day desperation broke and faith began. You being awesome and arriving on time wasn't my responsibility anymore.
And in His style, my awesome creator showed up again. When you arrived and when I put you on, I felt like bursting into a happy fountain of tears. Are you my dream dress? Well you weren't, but now you've become it because you're a miracle and a testament of how God is good to me even when I find it hard to trust. When I wear you, I will be wearing a miracle.
And now, NYC here we come ✈️🗽 #yesimtalkingtomydress#sayyestothedress#sayyestothetest#saladsforlife#nyc#gracerevolution#startsinourlivesfirst#4amhashtags#hungry
Abraham expressed confidence before he ever saw the ram (and we will come back to you). He could express that confidence because even though he wasn't clear on how God would come through, he was confident that He would come through. God did what Abraham was confident of, HE provided. Obedience and provision met. They met on the mountain- where God told Abraham to go. Stay faithful to what you've been asked to do, even and especially when it's seemingly impossible. #sayyestothetest#remainfaithful#PilgrimRest#occupy
On the 4th day of Christmas, APSS offered me... HIV testing every Thursday (the 4th day of the week)!! We have a public health nurse that is in every Thursday from 1:30-4:00 and she provides STI tests, pregnancy tests, abscess information, HIV testing and much more. She is able to do the rapid HIV test which only takes 30 seconds to know your status. HIV testing is not part of routine blood testing, you must ask your health care provider for the test and give informed consent! It is estimated that 26% of Canadians living with HIV are unaware of their status - #sayYEStothetest !!