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Offline anniebc

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De-Stig campaign
« on: February 20, 2008, 05:11:13 PM »
Hi everyone

I hope the link works, I hate it of course, I didn't get much sleep the nght before and I was up at 6 getting the rooms ready at the conference center, I look old and tired there was no time for make up or a hairdo..damn it. ;) but what the hell,  it wasn't about how I looked it was about getting the message out and that's exactly what we did, I'm so proud of the other ladies and that finally we finally manged to put together something we have been working on for a long time.

http://www.tv3.co.nz/Video/PositivewomenHIVpositive/tabid/372/articleID/46770/cat/84/Default.aspx?articleID=46770


Edited to add..I still feeling a littl exhaudted and have work to do around the paddocks so I will catch up with everything later.
Hugs
Jan :-*
« Last Edit: February 20, 2008, 05:14:04 PM by anniebc »
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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2008, 05:27:38 PM »
Hey Jan  ,thanks for the link ,  good story , well done and you look great.... nice of your hubby to include himself in the pic.. gives a nice solid support  tone for the campaign...

Nick
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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008, 05:46:05 PM »
Congratulations, Jan! Wonderful, wonderful work on your part and the other three women.

Huge cheers to all of you!
Andy Velez

Offline pozguy75

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2008, 06:20:51 PM »
Jan, that was just wonderful!! You look incredible and the babies, they are so cute! I am so proud of you!
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Offline Teresa

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2008, 06:27:04 PM »
Jan,
That was just wonderful! You should be very proud of yourself because we all are very proud of you. You showed true grace, beauty, and dignity. I had hubby watch it and he was very moved by it. He has yet to disclose to his family and it made a huge impact on him.

Thank you so much for doing that!

Big Hugs
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Offline BT65

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008, 06:35:53 PM »
Wow Jan.  You are so brave!  Good for you and a big {{HUG}} from me!
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Offline Winiroo

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 06:39:55 PM »
Beautiful. You should be proud.

Wendy

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008, 06:41:53 PM »
Jan, that was wonderful!  I'm so proud to be able to say that I know you.  I showed hubby and Mini.  Of course, what did Mini comment?  "Hey mom, is that Blackjack or King Elrond?"  :P  Oh, well.

What the 4 of you have been able to accomplish is amazing.  You all should be so proud.

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Offline anniebc

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008, 07:16:10 PM »
Hi
Thank you all again for your support and your kind words.

My phone hasn't stopped ringing this morning, after the story was told in our Local paper.

I have had nothing but a positive feed back from them all, and everyone of them told me they were proud to have me as a member of their community and lots of offers of help..if I need it.. :D..this is the story that appeared in the paper.
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A Southland grandmother who contracted HIV from a contaminated needle while nursing will be one of the faces to front a national HIV destigmatisation campaign this year.

Jan Waddell, of Mataura, was diagnosed with HIV in 2002 after being pricked with a patient's needle while working in Australia.

Mrs Waddell, 60, has been outspoken in the past on the need for education and to raise public awareness about the disease.

She agreed to be in the campaign because she said there was a big need for more education about the HIV virus the risks, transmission and prevention.

"Unless people hear a voice or see the face of HIV, their misconceptions and the resulting stigma will stay," she said.

The campaign run by Positive Women Inc in the next two months will have Mrs Waddell, along with other's profiles appearing on buses, in women's magazines and websites.

Positive Women's national co-ordinator Jane Bruning said the campaign would challenge the stereotypes by letting the women tell their own stories.

"Many people think HIV won't touch them, that it's a risk confined to specific sectors of our community. We are saying the risk is a lot closer to home,

New Zealanders had become complacent about the risk, she said.

Since antibody testing was introduced in New Zealand in 1985, almost 2500 people have been diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand.

"It takes a lot of courage for her fellow Positive Women members to go public about their status,

"The truth is that those living with HIV in New Zealand today are everyday people leading everyday lives.

"No matter how a person contracts HIV, they shouldn't have to deal with the added burden of stigmatisation on top of chronic health problems."
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If I hadn't found this place 5 years ago I'm not sure I could have done this..so thanks to all of you who were they for me in the beginning, for your advice, your help and your support.

Love and Hugs to you all.
Jan :-*
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2008, 08:00:29 PM »
Hi Jan,

I thought it was a great segment!   It is so nice to see you at home, with Jim and the animals...you are an amazing woman, my dear.   You are a great representative for us all, and I am so proud of you, as well as the other ladies.

much love,

Alan
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Offline Snowangel

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2008, 08:29:52 PM »
What a great story! Very Inspiring, you and the other women looked beautiful!  Thank you.
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Offline Jody

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2008, 09:29:20 PM »
Dear Jan...Great job form a wonderful, great lady...Your community and family should be proud of you, they are all lucky to have you.  Thanks for all you do and thanks for just being you!!!

Love, Jody  :)
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Offline Longislander

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2008, 11:31:40 PM »
You and the other women should be very proud, Jan!  I'm happy to hear you're getting lots of supporting calls from your community. It was awesome to see you in video with hubby and the babies!! ;D
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Offline poz1970

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2008, 12:40:09 AM »
Well Done Jan!!

Wish we had that campaign here, I think the last one that I noticed here in australia was the one that came out at the same time as philadelphia

Congrats once more, and I hope all the feedback you get is good :-)


J
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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2008, 04:07:41 AM »
Fabulous fabulous fabulous!!! Jan, you truly are an inspiration. And you looked fabulous too. ;)

Big proud hug to you
Debra xxx
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Offline Iggy

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2008, 03:30:42 PM »
Jan,

I didn't get a chance to post this yesterday, but when I typed "HIV" in Google News - the campaign (along with a thumbnail image of the poster with you in it) came up as the second result.

You really have made an impact.

Congrats!

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2008, 05:10:01 PM »
awesome. you and everyone else involved should justifiably feel very proud.

also, found this article while browsing links on google news http://www.odt.co.nz/article.php?refid=2008,02,21,4,00400,97db2fb0a44b8e4e14f6698713c22a0c&sect=4 - you have definitely found fame, theyve already started changing your age downwards!

thank you and well done
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Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2008, 09:49:50 PM »
Dearest Jan,

You and the other three women are so cutting edge.  Each year, I get the opportunity to read the current Epidemiology report from Sonoma County and each year, it shows women, mostly married and over 40 to be the highest risk population for new infections in our county.  There is also discussion that the Sonoma County findings mirror national trends.  Thank you for your commitment and for the link to your work.  Have the best day
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Offline Robert

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2008, 01:36:48 AM »
Jan....

I'm just so proud of you.  You've heard it all before...but you're wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2008, 04:30:19 AM »
I don't know how I managed to miss this thread the other day, Jan. (Foxtrot Charlie on the brain, no doubt! ;D )

Nice to hear your Scottish accent amid all those Kiwis! ;) It looks like this campaign will really make an impact. Kudos to you and the other women too.

After doing the Stephen Fry program, I know how it is to know you're doing the right thing in going public, but still have those little niggling fears at the back of your mind that someone will decide to make your life hell. Thankfully that never materialised for me and it looks like you're getting nothing but positive support as well. YAY!

Way to go, Jan. You've come a long way, baby! ;)

Hugs,
Ann
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Offline eirin

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2008, 04:37:27 AM »
Dear Jan,

Congratulations, what an amazing job you are doing!

Wish I would dare to be as brave as you!

Big hugs to you &  :-*  :-*  :-*

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2008, 11:52:52 AM »
Nice to hear your Scottish accent amid all those Kiwis!

Isn't that the truth Ann?   Jan has a beautiful voice...I could listen to her read the phone book.

 ;D

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« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2008, 01:59:43 PM »
Isn't that the truth Ann?   Jan has a beautiful voice...I could listen to her read the phone book.

 ;D



I must admit I'm rather partial to a Scottish brogue myself!
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Offline Cliff

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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2008, 02:53:40 PM »
Great work Jan!!!  A very nice campaign.  Seeing you, someone I've come to know and love, made me happy (and teary)!  All you women are really brave. 


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Re: De-Stig campaign
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2008, 03:14:18 PM »
You're a great ambassador for this cause. Proud of you  ;)

Hugs

Eric

 


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