Despite all the positive measures taken by the gay community to promote AIDS awareness and research after the epidemic broke out, the adversarial relationship they had with the Reagan administration and the promiscuity associated with their sexual revolution contributed towards the spread of AIDS. In the HBO movie, And the Band Played On, adapted from Randy Shilts's best-selling book of the same title, it is suggested that the spread of the AIDS epidemic could have been contained had the health issue been given appropriate attention and funding from the outset. This may not be true. Whether or not AIDS could have been contained may have depended on the population it was affecting. If so, the fact that AIDS hit the homosexual population first may have been particularly unfavorable for two reasons.
After knowing the interest of the audience and their expectation of the teaching on HIV and AIDs prevention, I would ensure that I have met the interest of the audiences. I will also be in a position to understand and be aw... ... middle of paper ... ...id confusing the audiences. In addition to the above techniques of technical talk, I would also try to use the projector to show images and diagrammatic illustrations as much as possible. This will help in creating imagery by the audiences and hence making the presentation memorable. I would make use of other visual tools such as charts, videos, and pictures that will help in creating emphasis on the dangers of unprotected sex and HIV and AIDs symptoms and effects.
There are many ways to communicate; however, living with HIV/AIDS makes it stressful to do this in a normal AIDS.gov (2014) stated that “HIV” is an abbreviation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus. To give you a better understanding of what that means, let’s break it down. AIDS.gov (2014) 3 stated that the “H” stands for “Human”... ... middle of paper ... ...ith HIV be able to adhere to their quality of life by providing them with the skills to prevent re-infection and transmission as well as be pro-active in their health maintenance. Implementing healthy relationships will give individuals that have HIV the skills that are necessary to create effective disclosure amongst themselves, as well as allow them to make decisions to negotiate safe sex. Positive choices and having healthy relationships are based on the decision of whether or not to disclose an individual’s HIV status, which is very prevalent in reducing the risk of transmitting HIV.
The book gives lots of information on STD’s, their testing, and how to prevent them. It also gives information on the different drugs gay men often come in contact with, on alcohol, and on theses drugs’ consequences, and how they lead to unsafe sex. Finally, this book gives lots of tips on how to be safe during sex and make sex better for gay men and their partners. In summary, The Joy of Gay Sex is a book that should be available for years to come, from it’s great tips on how to have the best sex possible, it is a book that it’s readers will always find informative and helpful as long as they are able to read
Many popular rappers have recorded songs that use the phrase "jimmie hats" to refer to condoms. Quotes like "For Players Puttin’ in Real Work" and "Protect Ya Neck" are also printed on the wrapper. Packaging aside, the success of Jimmie Hatz will depend on reactions from the younger consumers that the condom is targeting. Terrell became interested in AIDS activism in 1996 after learning that a baseball player on a high school team he coached had been infected. Terrell has said that the condoms are a "full- blown effort on our part to save our community."
Gay people are judged with a lot of stereotypes and often get bullied. Harvey Milk would be happy with how far gay people have gotten in their lives and regaining their rights in recent years. “In 1977 we saw a gay person elected in San Francisco” (Milk). This quote shows how Harvey Milk, a gay man, was elected to be part of local government. It is also important because it w... ... middle of paper ... ...or being who they are or believing in something and they word will be a better place for everyone.
Which uses multiple tests to confirm the presence of HIV, the first being a reactive test to the presence of HIV antibodies and or antigens of both HIV-1 and HIV-2. A positive test is followed by confirmatory test that can identify the strain the individual is infected with, HIV-1 or HIV-2. Remnants of the original case definition still exist, to identify the progression of the virus in the individu... ... middle of paper ... ...his program to admit heroin addicts, would give addicts a place to recover and give them essential skills to find better employment opportunities. The best road to recovery is not to fall back into old habits and influences. New job skills will give addicts the opportunity to relocate and find better high paying jobs.
Most of HIV education is targeted exclusively at people who have not yet acquired HIV. It is just as, if not, more important that people who have already tested HIV positive be educated of the guidelines they must follow to prevent the spreading of the disease. A neglected aspect of educating HIV positive people is providing resources to get support and assuring them that they can still lead a... ... middle of paper ... ...ce and for all killed by the HIV virus not because he was infected, but because of the grief that it caused him and the suffering that his life as a whole became. In the end Crohn’s suicide was described as “survivors guilt”. Even though Crohn was physically resistant to HIV he was not mentally resistant to the effects of dealing with the effects that AIDS has on loved ones.
In the gay community a group of sexual deviants labeled as “bug chasers”, which describes openly HIV negative gay men who have unprotected sex with HIV positive gay men in an attempt to acquire HIV/AIDS, are thriving and gaining momentum daily. “Bug chasers” and those who engage in bareback sex do so for a variety of reasons, but each individual seems to have his/her own reasoning for why they like it. A majority of men and woman believe that condoms take away from the natural feeling of sex, and that bare backing allows partners to be more intimate. They believe that being more “intimate” with a sexual partner means a greater level of trust and communication between them. As for “bug chasers” many of these men want to contract HIV so that they don’t have to worry about whether or not they are positive.
HIV is a serious issue that is commonly pushed off and considered an irrelevant topic. In “AIDS, Inc.” by Helen Epstein, the topics of lifestyle brands and government funded organizations were discussed, and provided readers with an understanding of the depths of the disease. The excerpt discusses programs (i.e. loveLife) that had the potential and opportunity to save and inform many lives, but failed to do so, which continues to be a problem today. Our government is capable of helping and educating those who are infected, and anyone who could become infected.