Recently I’ve been blessed with a baby boy, he is healthy and I too can say with pride that today I’m living a second and a healthy life. Before marriage, I was involved in regular sexual activities with my ex-girlfriend. I always insisted for intercourse without using any protection, as I did not feel like I needed any protection. When our relationship ended and I met another woman with whom I was considering a relationship, I started getting a discharge from my penis and it ached whilst urinating. Next day I went for a check-up and was diagnosed with gonorrhea.
I had a wake up call. I couldn’t imagine being infected. I was healthy and never had any serious health issues until now. Despite gonorrhea being curable, I was still traumatized. The doctor advised me to use condoms, along with medications and said it’s curable. I heaved a long sigh of relief. Even though I grew up with Nepal CRS’s Dhaal and Panther’s advertisements, but had never noticed the core message. Later in the evening after check-up, I went to a coffee shop and saw the same advertisement, I could then fully relate to it. As advised by doctors, I continued to use antibiotics and also Panther and D’zire condoms on a regular basis. Today, I feel proud and relieved I no longer carry the disease. I am grateful to Nepal CRS Company for its continuous effort of keeping consumers posted and aware about multiple reproductive health issues. I also have attended several street dramas regarding health issues organized by Nepal CRS Company. I have also started spreading information about issues and inviting people to attend these sessions and learn about the different CRS products, before it’s too late.