Wait before becoming intimate

2017-03-29 06:02

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When one follows the media, listens to the radio or reads newspapers, one is bombarded with shocking events.

A young woman phoned a radio station to relate her story about a man and their relationship. One day they agreed to be intimate.

This man postponed using protection until she convinced him, telling him that she will not continue with the lovemaking. On the pretext that the shield has burst at the height of the intimacy, he removed it. She then had to go to the doctor to obtain a prescription for post-exposure prophylaxis. These you must take within 48 hours after exposure and continue to take for a period of one month. She complained of the side effects of this medication, but she did not have a choice but to complete the course.

Stories are going around that people are deliberately infecting others with diseases. I also heard that other people are deliberately infecting themselves so that they can receive a disability grant. How sickening is that?

You may think it will be easy to say you cannot be intimate without protection, but the minute you put yourself in that situation, you should know that you are exposing yourself.

A psychologist stated that young black South African girls have an 80% chance of contracting HIV, because they sleep with older men.

  • She suggested the following to curb the spread of the pandemic: Girls must be given opportunities to be financially independent, such as education. If girls get pregnant, they must be assisted to go back to school. Use child support grants to start a small-scale investment.) People should not have multiple partners.) Unprotected sex leads to HIV and Aids. Pre-exposure prophylaxis gel must be made available. This medication can prevent the virus to survive in the body.

My advice is to be careful! Do not engage in intimacy before marriage. When married, stick to one partner.

Sometimes, when our parents advise us, we do not listen. The one that they are warning us against is the one who we are crazy about. Sometimes we are drawn to danger like a moth to light. We know that it is dangerous, but we think it will not happen to us. Be patient, everything in its time!

) Anyone can contribute to the weekly column. Send your opinion piece in Sotho or English via email to teboho.setena@­volksblad.com.

Advocate Kuni Ditira

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