Pop the Question to Your Man like a BOSS
Make it a Shared Experience.
If you put yourself out there and word it in a way that’s hows you’re also willing to take the brave walk with them, “I think it would be smart if we both got tested for the sake of our health,” then you stand a better chance of getting them to follow through when you offer for the two of you to do it together.
Be Tested Already
If you come home equipped with your STD/HIV test results and share them with not only relaying to them how much you care about their health by your partner, you’re getting tested, but you’re also sneaking in a suggestion that they should care about yours too and do the same. You can even secure that assumption by advising them that you, in fact, got tested for them, and hope they’ll, in turn, oblige you with the same courtesy
Present them with knowledge
When the media offers up estimates pertaining to the number of individuals each year that become newly infected with HIV, people perk an ear up to listen. The Center for Disease Control states, “while blacks represent approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population, they account for almost half of people living with HIV in the U.S (46%). If you present someone with this information or show them a place where they can find it, it might aid in your mission to relay the importance of knowing whether you are or aren’t HIV Positive.
Stand your ground
Asking someone to know more about their health isn’t a far-fetched request by any means. It’s one of the smartest moves two people can make towards securing a healthy future for one another Don’t waste your time with someone who doesn’t care about how much time either of you has to live past today. Get tested, or move on.