DECEMBER! FINALLY

December is that you? 

Finally! Welcome

Oboshan 

Káàbọ̀

Sannu da zuwa!

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Hey Tribe! I welcome you to December. The last month of the eventful year, 2020.

I guess you are as excited as I am because a lot has happened this year and we are grateful to be alive to witness the last month of the year. 

How I danced into December

Yes, December is here and we hope even more than ever before that only the best is reserved for us in this new month. It is my prayer that God perfects all that concerns us and we will surely end the year with testimonies.

Remember the Tribe is in Thanksgiving mood till the end of the year. I'm sorry I've been busy being everywhere. Please keep your testimonies coming, we will keep sharing them. 

Meanwhile,  yesterday was World Aids Day, and I wanted to seize the opportunity to give us a little reminder about this world"s deadly disease.


World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations, and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

 An estimated 40 million people worldwide have died of AIDS since 1981, and an estimated 37 million are living with HIV, making it one of the most important global public health issues in recorded history. Despite recent improvements in treatment, the AIDS epidemic still claims an estimated two million lives each year, of which more than 250,000 are children.

HIV stands for the human immunodeficiency virus: H - Human. This virus infects human beings. I - Immunodeficiency. This virus attacks a person's immune system. The immune system is the body's defense against infections, such as bacteria and viruses. Once attacked by HIV, the immune system becomes deficient.

If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).; There is currently no effective cure.

FEW WAYS HOW HIV IS TRANSMITTED

1. Unprotected sexual intercourse is the most common means of transmission. If you must satisfy your sexual urge, especially with having multiple sex partners, please use protection. This applies to males and females by the way.

2.  Sharing of unsterilized sharp objects. These also include using clippers, needles, etc. Especially when you visit the saloon, please go with your item or ensure that the ones for public use are well sterilized.

3.  Unscreened blood transfusion 

4. Mother to child transmission.

About 1.9 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, about 900,000 are yet to show up for treatment and are currently unaccounted for. 

There is a popular saying that "Aids no dey show for face". Keep safe.

This year I join the rest of the world to create awareness for Aids with the theme: " Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact".

Let's join hands to stop Aids

Reference: who.org

When was the last time you got tested? Or you haven't even been tested before?
Get tested today!

See you in a bit. 

Xoxo
©Rachel Jesuseme


Comments

  1. Happy New Month Darling Seme and welcome December.
    We're very hopeful.
    So I finally got tested last 2 weeks after about 5years.
    Somebody shout Hallelujah!

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    1. Happy new month dear Tory-Teller.
      Hallelujah, more testing for you😁😁😁

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  2. Welcome to December
    Concerning testing for HIV, I pray that no situation will arise that will mandate me to go for another testing. The one I do before I marry do me.
    The night before the day I collected the result was the night I tagged "What If Night". I could remember after thinking the WHAT IF for hours, I had to quickly visited Google to ask "how long before the symptoms of HIV begin to show in man"? . I will never forget that night.

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    1. Hahaha, very funny.
      Trust me we've all had that "what if" moment, no matter the number of times tested.
      Keep testing jor😁

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  3. Happy new month! 🥳

    I really should go for another HIV tests 'cause it's been years now. God help me!

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    1. Happy new month dear Bolaji.
      Oya, go get tested again, I dey your back.
      God help us!!!

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