2.12 Questions, discussion and viewpoints

After the modules the speakers offer to all the audience the opportunity to ask questions, criticise, present own viewpoints and thus, contribute to the discussion. This last part is also of great importance to the speakers. This is because the feedback provides an understanding of the whole situation, as well as indicating changes needed for the program’s content and strategies. In particular, an understanding of attitudes and viewpoints, which one is confronted within an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, is important. Without regarding those attitudes and viewpoints the campaign can remain totally ineffective. As is above-mentioned, we have put forward stigmatisation, isolation and their causes as key areas to cover. This is in contrast with the initial knowledge-dominated orientation.
Thus, this module offers the opportunity also to discuss views on and, treatment of, people living with HIV/AIDS again, and to destigmatize it. We orientated ourselves towards the integration of people living with HIV/AIDS instead of isolation, on learning from people living with HIV/AIDS in order to fight the worldwide HIV epidemic, and on the viewpoint that nobody is guilty of contracting HIV. Who would come to the idea to say that somebody is guilty of his low educational level?

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