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Author Topic: Need your imput  (Read 1124 times)

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Offline newbernswiss

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Need your imput
« on: October 08, 2009, 07:51:10 AM »
I have not been on the forums for some time due to other obligations, but, I'm stepping outside the box completely with my illness.  In the spring of 2010 I will start speaking to a class of University students about what is like to live with the stigma of HIV/AIDS. Hopefully this will be a ongoing project. I would like some help on questions I could ask the students.  Such as how do they perceive people who live with HIV/AIDS.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking forward to this endeavor.  Even though I don't hid my HIV, I do tend to keep it covered up. After reading the POZ editors story about how she came out on a cover of a magazine, I felt it was time to share my story with others so to hopefully help them learn that me and others are not different then they are.
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Offline mecch

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Re: Need your imput
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 02:40:39 PM »
What sort of class would you be speaking too?
Swiss universities?
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Offline Dale Parker

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Re: Need your imput
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 05:47:35 PM »
It's great that you are going to talk to people about HIV and Aids. That takes great courage.
I have a ton of questions that I would ask them:
1) What do you think a person with HIV/aids looks like?
2) Do you (the student) think that you presently do anything that could lead you to contracting HIV?
3) Do you consider HIV a manageable disease like Diabetes or Asthma?
4) What do you think HIV meds cost?
5) What do you think the final days of an person dieing of HIV/Aids related problems is like.
6) What are you now going to do to prevent yourself from contacting HIV?
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Offline newt

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Re: Need your imput
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 06:02:45 PM »
are you afraid of people with HIV and why
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Offline mecch

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Re: Need your imput
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009, 06:51:45 PM »
1) Is HIV a fatal disease?
2) Is there a cure for HIV?
3) What is the number of HIV+ people in Switzerland?
4) Do you have safe sex, and if not, why not?
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx


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