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Women's input needed about HIV and the criminal law
« on: July 03, 2012, 09:27:01 AM »
Recently, Solo_LTSurvivor posted a thread in the Living forum concerning a survey about hiv and the criminal law.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HIVandtheCriminalLaw

Quite a few people responded, but one of the authors got in touch with us asking us to help them get more women involved. Here's what she wrote:

Dear all,

For those who don't know me, my name is Laurel Sprague and I am the Regional Coordinator for the North American affiliate of The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+NA). I am writing to ask for your help in recruiting women to participate in an on-line survey about HIV and the use of the criminal law. This is the largest and most comprehe nsive survey of its kind ever done in the United States and it is truly a grassroots effort. Sean Strub and I (with The Sero Project) have worked closely to create and implement the survey and we received a tremendous amount of community input, largely from other people living with HIV, into the questions that are asked in the survey.

I am really pleased about the number of people who have completed the survey so far (over 2500). However, only 18% of respondents have identified themselves as women. Because women's experiences of HIV and the criminal law may be quite different from men's, it is tremendously important to me to do everything I can to make sure that enough women's voices are included. If enough women respond, I will be able to break the survey results down by gender to see if there are meaningful differences (and it looks already like there will be differences).

Would you consider taking the survey and/or forwarding it to any groups or people in your address book who might be interested in adding their experiences and opinions to this survey? We want as many people as possible from all groups to be involved, but are particularly looking for women respondents.

The survey has been designed primarily for respondents in the U.S.(or from the U.S. living outside the country) who are people living with or otherwise affected by HIV - including key populations, family members, people who work in the field, affected communities, and people who just simply care. If you are not from the U.S., you are still welcome to fill out the survey. There is a place where you can indicate your country.

Here is the link to the survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HIVandtheCriminalLaw

With great appreciation for your time and warmest regards,
Laurel

Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University
Regional Coordinator, GNP+NA
The Global Network of People Living with HIV, North America
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA


I took the survey and it doesn't take too much time to complete. I'd like to urge all our women here to also do it, regardless of where you live. Our voices need to be heard too!

If any of you know other women who may be interested in taking the survey, please forward the survey URL to them as well. The more the merrier!

Here's the address (URL) again:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HIVandtheCriminalLaw

None of your personal details are kept - you don't have to give them your email address or anything like that.

Thank you to all you ladies out there who take some time out of your busy day to complete this survey.

Ann
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Re: Women's input needed about HIV and the criminal law
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 04:33:37 PM »
If this is the same one that was posted on the Poz website, I took it. 
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Re: Women's input needed about HIV and the criminal law
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012, 07:34:05 AM »
If this is the same one that was posted on the Poz website, I took it. 

Yes, it's the same one being done by the SERO Project, with Sean Strub being one of the people behind it.

Solo also posted about it in the Living forum, but as Laurel Sprague (one of the authors) asked us to help them get more women involved, I posted it here in the hopes that some of our poz women who don't always venture into Living will see it and take the survey.

There is a great need for there to be more women's voices heard and I'm thrilled to know that the SERO Project has noticed our silence and are being proactive about getting us more involved.

Thanks for taking part, Betty. :)

By the way, I asked my daughter to take the survey and she has asked some of her friends to take it as well. You don't have to be poz to take the survey, although they are hoping that any hiv negative participants have some sort of connection to people with hiv.

Do you think your daughter might take the survey, or any of the women you work with? Please ask any women you can think of to take part.

WE ARE WOMEN, HEAR US ROAR! lol

Hugs,
Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Women's input needed about HIV and the criminal law
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 04:44:25 PM »
I will definitely pass on the link. :-*
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