Raising More Awareness On HIV When Swimming In Pools

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Let’s face it. HIV or better known as human immunodeficiency virus is probably one of the world’s most dreaded illnesses. Aside from the fact that it doesn’t really show any symptoms of you having one until it’s already too late, there’s also the fact that it can be acquired easily by other people just by making contact with those who are infected – further adding to the strain of its victim by having another person infected with it and the slightest possibility of ruining that person’s entire life.

Thus, it’s only right for you to find a way to raise more awareness on HIV – even if you’re not infected and even when swimming in PoolJudge-approved pools. Because as someone who knows what the consequences will be like if one is found to have acquired one, albeit unknowingly, it’s your humanitarian duty to inform other people that there are ways to prevent it from happening and that there is hope to prevent it from further escalating.

Some of these ways include:

Not Having Unconsented Contact With A Stranger

This especially goes for those who love to go to pool parties or any other kind of wild parties, for that matter. You see, you won’t fully know who you’re talking to unless you’ve already gone on a few parties together. You also see, you don’t fully know who you’re talking to unless you’ve already been friends for quite a while. Else, you would just make yourself prone to those who don’t really care whether or not they are set on ruining someone else’s life with something they should have been more aware about with all that’s happening around them.

Not Swimming In Pools With Open Wounds

The reason for this is quite simple. Wounds, especially open ones, are more prone to virus than any other kind of situation you might find yourself in due to your inner flesh being exposed to anything aside from the cool air blowing up on your face – further compromising your skin’s natural, but slow, ability to heal itself. And pools, especially small ones, are more prone to bacteria than any other kind of condition you might find yourself in due to their inner surface being exposed to anyone aside from the warm sun shining down on your body – further compromising your skin’s natural, but slow, ability to heal itself.

Any other ways to raise more awareness on HIV when swimming in pools? Share them with us below!

Living With HIV/AIDS: Alexa’s Story

Living with HIV/AIDS is a scary place to be. We have gathered experiences and stories of HIV/AIDS victims and how they acquire it. The saddest part of all of this is the fact that you’ll have to live with it.

Alexa’s Story:

The Night When Everything Went Wrong

Let us tell you about the story of Alexa, 21 years old. She was diagnosed with HIV last year. Her suspicions to where she got it was when she tried to do injectable for the first time. She stepped out of the club with some other strangers to have what they call the “session”. Alexa knows the risks but ignored all of them. She thought that everyone looked healthy and that it was impossible for her of all people to get AIDS. But she was wrong.

The Breaking News

She didn’t know she had it until everyone in their school were encouraged to be tested. Her name was called. She said that the doctor in that room looked serious and concerned. Alexa said, “I was so afraid, I have chills penetrating my bones because I know where I am and I know that what I’ll be hearing is not a good news”. She wept and wept for days. She don’t know what to do. The doctor has given her options on how she can deal with the situation but nothing made sense to her. She was only 21 years old when she had this deadly disease. Her mind was so clouded of scary thoughts.

A Mother’s Love

Alexa continued to isolate herself after she knew what she have. Her mother noticed the gloominess in her daughter’s eyes. One night, her mother knocked on her door. She wants to know the truth. At first, her mother thought that her daughter is pregnant but the news she’s about to hear is worst than pregnancy. She embraced her daughter and asked what’s going on. She assured Alexa that she’ll be there for her no matter what. When Alexa heard her mother’s assuring words, she disclosed her condition. They both wept the whole night.

Acceptance and Taking Action

A mother would do everything for her children even at the darkest times. She researched about Alexa’s condition so she could help her get through this. She came across an article about a medication that helps HIV victims get a good fight. She immediately called her daughter and took her to a clinic. The doctor explained how the treatment works and Alexa was responsive to it.

A Hope To Live A Normal Life

Today, Alexa participates in advocacies in spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS. She also regularly takes her medication. Next year, Alexa is approaching her senior years with a smile on her face, knowing that her family is there for her no matter what.