Recently i was having this feverish feeling, so i decided to go for treatment in one of the hospitals around. On getting there i was told that a test has to be run on me to diagnose what was realy wrong with me, i was also told that it is advisible for me to also do an Hiv test. 'how could you even think such thing?' i ask ed the nurse, then she politely answered me and say 'young man, it is just for the sake of knowing your status. After a breif argument, i later allowed her take my blood sample for the test to be conducted. As soon as she left me for the lab, alot of things started running through my mind, what would i do , if she comes back with a result that says 'positive?' How would i tell my girl friend that i am positive? Which inturn also signifies that she's also positive. How would i walk up to my parents and tell them, i am positive? How would i cope with the issue of stigmatization? And so many others, just as i was stil meditiating, i sighted the nurse, coming out of the lab and walking towards me with an envelope which i presumed contains my test result, somthing just left me immediately, out of shock. She later handed over the result to me, and when i opened it, behold, it was 'Negative!' i quickly heived a sigh of releif and shouted 'thank God o!' which almost made the lady sitting beside me burst into laughter. These now lead me to my questions. Have you ever go for an Hiv test? Yes/no, why? How did you feel while the test was being conducted? And what were your feelings like when your result read positive/negative like mine?. Positive? What was your next step?. Negative? What would you have done if it was otherwise? Yet to go for the test? What are you stil waiting for? Early detection, they say is they key to surviving it o! And generaly, what would you do, if you find out that you are positive? Lets hear you spil it out! Greetings, men! And jolly jolly Easther!!