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We can think of everything associated with shame: embarrassment, guilt, humiliation, rejection, scorn, and the list can go well into a whole page.
The other day my friend asked me, “So what did you think about when you were diagnosed with HIV?”, and quite simply I replied, the Grim Reaper TV commercial.
As a Health Promotion Officer at WAAC, I ask this question every time we run a workshop on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), testing and prevention. Why might someone be worried about STIs?