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Here’s How To #Popthequestion To Your Man #Likeaboss

Here’s How To #Popthequestion To Your Man #Likeaboss

Pop the Question to Your Man like a BOSS

Before you get into a serious relationship, it’s always important to sit down with your partner and have ‘the talk’ because 46 percent of blacks in the U.S. are living with HIV.  I know this conversation can be somewhat uncomfortable, but you should always think about your sexual health, first. Here is a video that can help lighten up the mood before approaching your partner with the conversation.

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.

 

Farah Green
Farah Green
Web Content Manager

As a certified health and nutrition coach, Farah is on a mission break the generational curse of chronic disease among women of color. She has helped more than a hundred women create a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families. As the web content manager for BGH, Farah will be sharing various health and wellness tips that will help every woman improve their quality of life through health, wellness, and nutrition. Farah and the web content team is dedicated to educating women on how to best take care of themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually.

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