There are a million people globally who get diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections each daily. With a new strain of HIV looming around, which is suspected to be more infectious and more lethal than the previous variant now is the time to get back to the basics of safe sex.
Here are the basics of safe sex:
Know your status - Regularly get tested, know your status and the status of your partner.
Know your Status!
Visit any Dis-Chem, Clicks, Van Heerden, or Alpha Pharm, or Sparkport Pharmacy and get tested. Protect yourself, you won’t regret it.
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