KELLY Osbourne has a yearly HIV test.
The reality TV star first underwent the process when she was 17 in order to get a green card to move to the US and after having another one while her then-boyfriend was in hospital, Kelly has now decided to get an annual check-up.
“He was in the hospital getting his appendix taken out and they needed to test him and they were like, ‘Why don’t the both of you get tested?’ They have amazing ways to be tested now. They had this thing that they just swabbed the inside of our cheeks with and within 10 minutes they told us,” she said.
“Now, it’s something that is part my yearly check-up with my doctor.”
Kelly says it’s important to be aware of HIV and AIDS — which can be contracted by having unprotected sexual intercourse, blood-to-blood contact and through the shared use of needles to take intravenous drugs — and know how to stop the virus spreading.
““When people say things like, ‘It’s never going to happen to me,’ or, ‘I’ll never get it,’ they’re less inclined to protect themselves the way that they should,” she said.
“It’s so simple. All you have to do is wear a condom. It’s not like anyone is asking you to do something really difficult and hard.”
As well as having regular HIV tests, the 26-year-old beauty also makes sure she always carries condoms with her, although she would never sleep with someone she had just met.
“I have condoms. But I’m not the kind of person who will go out with them because, if I meet someone, it’s not like I’m just going to have sex with him the first time we meet,” she said.
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