DECEMBER 1ST IS WORLD AIDS DAY

The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make a difference.” I have had the opportunity to be educated by many people on AIDS and HIV. I am thankful for the knowledge that has been passed on to me. And I’d like to do my best to continue my education while passing on what I’ve learned to all my friends. 

The world of AIDS and HIV is evolving. No longer are people taking 30 pills a day, many are down to just one pill.  There are two HIV and AIDS prevention drugs out. We’ve come a long way. 

HIV and AIDS affects everyone. Though it’s a conversation many don’t want to have, it’s something that we all need to be educated on. My podcast this week is dedicated to HIV and AIDS and also one of my closest friends, who I’m so proud of who is living with HIV. If you get a chance, go over to my podcast and check it out. Not only is it informational but it’s also entertaining, and it puts a face to a disease that so many are terrified of!  

I am proud to be Mr. DeMarco Majors’ friend and I’m most proud of all he’s doing to educate the world. If you have any questions or concerns or need someone to turn to, Demarco and I will be opening up our DM‘s all December to help as much as we can. 

Listen now…..Www.CheriesWorldPodcast.com

HIV AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

This post acknowledges World AIDS Day, which was Saturday.

There are two new drugs on the market I think all sexually active people needs to know about. One is called Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, which is a prevention option for people who are at high risk of getting HIV. It’s meant to be used consistently, as a pill taken every day, and to be used with other prevention options such as condoms.

The other, I compare to the morning after pill.  I feel it should be automatically given to all rape victims.  Unfortunately, it’s not automatically offered so EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW SINCE RAPE IS A COMMON PROBLEM!

PEP is the use of antiretroviral drugs after a single high-risk event to stop HIV from making copies of itself and spreading through your body. PEP must be started as soon as possible to be effective—and always within three days of a possible exposure. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV very recently, see a doctor as soon as possible to find out if PEP is right for you.

Take to time to talk to your kids.  HIV can be prevented when educated. The more we know, the more we grow!