We should get tested regularly on STD's and HIV, but it seems that there are a lot of excuses not to... And the biggest of them all is the fact that they have to draw blood. Usually you can't escape from this procedure and I can understand that the sight of blood or needles can make you shiver. So how about we give a solution? Lately it is possible to test for HIV through swabbing saliva. What? HIV is transmittable through saliva? No no, calm down, the swabtest tests for antibodies that fight of the virus. So where can you buy these swabtests? In Belgium, it isn't possible to buy them in stores, like a pregnancy test but the HIVvereniging here in do present them on certain parties where it is possible to take them anonymous and for free. The next one that's coming up is this Saturday, in the Van Aerdtstraat 22, in Antwerpen from 10.30pm to 1am. And if you can't make it, maybe a little blood won't hurt? Anyway, the clear message here is: get tested!