"From now on,I will be who am I."
Our dear maknae why did you have to grow up so fast?
Matthew Bell by Phil Dunlop - Fucking Young! #4
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Jamiroquai - Seven Days In Sunny June
Make me choose between…
↳ Anonymous asked: Humankind or The Universe?"Stars die and are born in places like this one […] They condense like raindrops from giant clouds of gas and dust. They get so hot that the nuclei of the atoms fuse together deep within them to make the oxygen we breathe, the carbon in our muscles, the calcium in our bones, the iron in our blood, all of it was cooked in the fiery hearts of long-vanished stars. You, me, everyone…we are made of star stuff.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson
I’ve been tested for HIV and Hepatitis B as part of a pre-employment screening, due to the nature of my work as a nurse and having had two prior exposures (needleprick and blood spill).
You can imagine the level of anxiety I had to live with before the results were released, as the needle that pricked me had already been used and the blood spill that reached my wound was from a patient positive for Hepatitis B.
In my mind, I was already beginning to plan for the possibility of living with HIV/Hep B. I would have to move away from direct patient care, start taking meds, take better care of my body, with the knowledge that my life expectancy would possibly be shortened. At the same time, it provided me with a chance to seriously reexamine my own life choices.
So if any of you have been placed in situations that have exposed you to these and other pathogens (unprotected sex, drug use or like me via the workplace) do get tested.
Take the initiative to contact HIV hotlines in your community, to connect you with people who can provide you with important information and support.
Early diagnosis gives you the chance to get early treatment, and ulitmately a better quality of life.