Sexual health is important too

first_img Share Share Tweet Photo credit: Health Promotion Resource CentreSexual health is just as important as all other aspects of health, Coordinator of the National HIV/AIDS Response Programme, Allison Samuel has said.As part of Regional Testing Day activities, officers from the National HIV/AIDS Program visited one of the testing sites at Mahaut River in the Kalinago Territory on Tuesday June 13 2017. To first time testers Samuel said, “Congratulations, you’ve made a very, very wise decision because your sexual health is just as important as your physical health; it is just as important as your financial health.”She said a millionaire, who has HIV, is still concerned because their sexual health is in danger even if they have money. “If you can wake up every day and you can have breakfast, you can take a shower, you can get ready for school, for work but you are HIV positive and you don’t know because you’ve never tested, it means that your sexual health is still not where it’s supposed to be and any aspect of health that is affected it means that you are not healthy,” she said. Photo credit: Health Promotion Resource CentreRegional Testing Day, which will be observed on June 30th, is preceded by a one month campaign to raise public awareness on the need for persons to know their HIV/AIDS status.It was launched ten years ago to bring a greater awareness and is an initiative by LIVE UP: The Caribbean Media Alliance in collaboration with PANCAP and Scotia Bank.Testing will continue for the remainder of the month at the following locations:Friday June 23- Roseau Health Center (8a.m. – 1p.m.) at the Dominica Planned Parenthood Association (8:30 a.m. – 3p.m.)Friday June 30- Marigot Health District (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Roseau Health Center (8 a.m. – 1p.m.), National HIV/AIDS Response Unit (8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.), Portsmouth Hospital (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and La Plaine Health Center (9a.m. – 3 p.m.) Sharing is caring!center_img 265 Views no discussions Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Sexual health is important too by: Dominica Vibes News – June 19, 2017last_img

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