HIV Testing. Why are you scared?. Getting tested is easier then ever. Why You should get tested. HIV tests are rapidly becoming a critical component of prevention efforts, along with traditional programs designed to teach people most at risk to protect themselves.
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Why are you scared?
There were many documented cases where doctors refused to treat patients with certain sexual diseases
In 1999, a survey showed that 1 in 5 Americans feared those with HIV or aids.
1 in 6 admitted that they felt disgusted with those who contracted the virus
Many Americans believe for the most part, those who contracted HIV deserve it.
Receiving aids is associated with homosexuality (another social stigma)
In most states, most minors have to have parental consent to be tested
Reaction of partners
HIV is preventable contracted HIV deserve it.