I’m tired of seeing broke people in maternity wards and some who don’t even know their status. There was a time I had a heart last year and I wrote a column titled ‘Stop sleeping around, I don’t need competition.’ Many said I was selfish but my advice still stands today because half the people you sleep with are probably sick. A friend of mine called me a whore because I have been a ‘sex taxi’ recently. But you know what, call me whatever – at least I know my status.
Out of 365 days, we only make noise about getting tested for the sins that we have long committed for 364 days. The way we educate people about HIV/Aids in Namibia is like feeding a baby soup with a fork. He will never get enough. But I will try my best as I have been committed to doing.
Let’s face it, Aids, especially that from daylight sex is real and it is taking so many lives. Even the innocent. I know we came a bit late when common sense was free but it cannot continue this way. Sex is so sweet, especially before marriage since most of you are not gonna get married anyways. But it does not mean we should turn this into a joy ride. It does not mean we should open our legs to every idiot who knocks with blessings and night insurance. It also does not mean we should stick our pipis at every hole we see open. There are sick people out there who don’t mind sharing. Some are born with it while others will share until their death bed.
Stupid is she who goes to a club and gets picked up by some random thirsty idiot and ends up having sex. Stupid is she who has random quickies with whoever is the guest of the night. Stupid is she who thinks condoms are only to prevent pregnancies. Stupid is she who thinks a morning-after pill will solve the problem after a 40 evening. Stupid is she who knows well that she has a weak password but refuses to carry her condoms.
And yes, there are equally stupid if not more arrogant men. Stupid is he who thinks looks are a mirror of health status. Stupid is he who thinks withdrawing solves all problems.
Stupid is he who thinks having it quick and fast will not allow any transmission. Stupid is he trusts his instincts over reality. Stupid is he who thinks firstly, trusts women, and secondly has been showered with lies that women are cautious about their health. And finally, stupid is you.
Dear virgins and those still on the negative side of their status, there are people out there who do not give a damn about their health and do not mind sharing. Your innocence, the number of times you have had sex, the beauty in your partner and how well you know their parents will not save you. Oto ni!
Yes, life will eventually screw us all but do not take the lead. I have had and still am having my fair share of sex, but just from my previous test results, I too am thinking of cutting my chain to at least 4.