Saturday, February 10

Let`s talk about aids!

The Armenian Red Cross Youth leaders, and Emma and me had a 2 day seminar to improve our knowledge about hiv/aids and to be better in peer to peer education.

Doctor None gave us important info about hiv/aids, and new ideas and activities that can make us improve our approach in the schools. We watched hiv/aids TV-campaigns which was very interesting, tried some activities and discussed different approaches towards youth. One of the programs she works with is called "Let`s talk about aids". I think it sounds refreshingly direct! :)

Some facts:

  • World wide, some 40 million people have hiv/aids
  • More than 2 million of them are children
  • In Armenia it is estimated that more than 3 000 are hiv-positive
  • In Norway, the hiv-number is 2 500
  • Euro-asia is the continent where the hiv-number is increasing the most

We also had an hiv/aids quiz, and I scored 17 out of 17! (It was in Armenian, but I got it translated of course...)

One of the best activities we tried out, was an activity with 4 sheets of paper on the wall. We were divided into small groups of 3-4 participants, and we were told to fill out the sheets in turn with our ideas and opinions based on these 4 headlines:

1. Why do young people have sex?
2. What can you do instead of having sex?
3. What can be reasons for choosing not to have sex?
4. Why is it important to use condom?

After writing on the sheets, we discussed our opinions, and it was interesting to see how differently we answered. And also how different Latin letters are compared to Armenian letters... :)


Blogger kaja said...

Har et spørsmå at hiv/aids er veldig lurte bare, går det ann å få det på hjernen? og i såfall kan det smitte den man bor sammen med? er det farlig å dele kontorpult? SMASK SMASK

2:10 PM  
Blogger RØD said...

Hei Kaja. Takk for spersmaal paa bloggen min. Hiv-viruset bryter ned immunforsvaret i kroppen og gjoer det saa svakt at man til slutt doer av i utgangspunktet "ufarlige" bakterier/virus. Jeg tror ikke det blir riktig aa si at man faar det paa hjernen. Hiv kan smitte den man bor sammen med hvis man f.eks har ubeskyttet sex eller deler sproyte. Men det er HELT ufarlig aa dele kontorpult!! Det er ogsaa trygt aa f.eks gi klemmer, kysse, ha beskyttet sex (kondom) og spise sammen. Haaper disse svarene gjoer at du foeler deg tryggere og at du ikke er redd for aa omgaas hiv-positive.

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