"I was not educated about HIV."
I was not educated about HIV. I saw the ads on TV in the 80s but because I wasn't having sex at that time it didn't affect me. I could not get educated anywhere else, school was useless, and there's so much going on in an adolescent's life, it slipped by into obscurity. I was ignorant of the facts. Ask me now, it was a tragedy waiting to happen... I think unless you're really educated on this disease, you should look up the facts, find out everything there is to know about how to protect yourself and you will not become a statistic like me.
Sex education has to begin at an earlier age, 11 maybe. If this was the case, I don't think I would be in the position I am in now. I feel I have been let down by the Authorities/Government for not telling us the true details earlier! ...If you are educated at an early age and are not ignorant you'll probably be lucky.