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Check Us Out!—"50 Facts About HIV/AIDS"
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Check Us Out—
Here's Our Message about HIV/AIDS

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Performance of
“50 Facts about HIV/AIDS”

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Highlights from the book We Declare!—Freedom from HIV/AIDS


Check Us Out!—"50 Facts About HIV/AIDS"

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Highlights of the 2011 Boys II Men program include a performance entitled, “50 Facts about HIV/AIDS." The “50 Facts about HIV/AIDS” performance was made in front of hundreds of youth and parents at an Institute for Positive Living/Open Book Program Author Event in March 2011.

Just the Facts!—Hear Our Message


One activity developed during the 2011 Boys II Men program was a performance entitled, “50 Facts about HIV/AIDS”. The performance gives voice to 50 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HIV AND SAFER SEX, a pamphlet distributed by the Chicago Department of Public Health. The pamphlet, published by JOURNEYWORKS PUBLISHING, was written by Judith Carey. The photos and facts below, will not only give you the flavor of the Boys II Men performance, but will educate you about HIV/AIDS and safer sex.

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Kejuan Hayes

FACT #1: If you do tings that put you at risk, you can become infected with HIV- the virus that causes AIDS.

 

Jaylen Johnson

FACT #2: ANYONE CAN BECOME INFECTED; YOUR AGE, GENDER, SOCIAL CLASS AND SEXUAL ORIETATIO WILL NOT PROTECT YOU.

Kendall Smith

FACT #3:You are at risk anytime you have contact with another person’s body fluids (seen, blood, vaginal fluids or breast milk).
Patrick Cain

FACT #4: You can become infected if you have sex with an infected person.
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Darian Nash

FACT #5: You can become infected if you share needles or syringes with an infected person.


James Hobbs

FACT #6: If you do tings that put you at risk, you can become infected with HIV- the virus that causes AIDS.
Kevin Blackwell

FACT #7: HIV IS NOT PASSED THROUGH CASUAL CONTACT SUCH AS SHAKINH HANDS, COUGHING OR SNEEZING.
Zech Dukes

FACT #8: You cannot get HIV from water fountains, bathrooms or eating utensils.
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Jermell Williams

FACT #9: You cannot get HIV from water fountains, bathrooms or eating utensils.

 

Prince Dukes

FACT #10: A person with HIV may get sick with certain diseases and then be diagnosed with AIDS.
Thomas Watson

FACT #11: AIDS IS AMONG THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN PEOPLE 20 TO 34 YEARS OLD.
Dennis Bell

FACT #12: Having another sexually transmitted infection, such as syphilis, genital herpes or chlamydia may increase your risk of HIV.
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Aderrel King

FACT #13: YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HIV.

 

Remulus Scott

FACT #14: Choosing not to have sex (abstinence) is safest.
Elijah Merritt

FACT #15: Safer sex means making decisions around sex that will lower your risk of HIV.
Davarius Brooks

FACT #16: Only having sex with one uninfected person, who is also only having sex with you, is safer.
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Benjamin Smith

FACT #17: USING A LATEX CONDOM CORRECTLY AND EVERY TIME YOU HAVE SEX IS SAFER.

 

Kevin Blackwell

FACT #18: You can buy latex condoms from drugstores, convenience stores or vending machines.
Christopher Davis

FACT #19: Use a new latex condom each time you have vaginal, anal or oral sex.
Darian Nash

FACT #20: Use a water-based lubricant (available in drugstores) with the condom.
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Kejuan Hayes

FACT #21: Never use an oil-based lubricant such as hand lotion or baby oil. It weakens the latex and may cause the condom to break.

 

Jaylen Johnson

FACT #22: Use a latex barrier (a condom cut in half or a dental dam) for oral sex with a woman.
Kendall Smith

FACT #23: USING A LATEX CONDOM IS SAFER, BUT IT IS NOT A GUARANTEE. YOU STILL HAVE SOME RISK OF HIV INFECTION.
Patrick Cain

FACT #24: For people who are allergic to the latex in condoms, a male or female condom made from polyurethane is a good alternative.
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Jermell Williams

FACT #25: To be sure you do not become infected with HIV through needle use, never share needles or syringes for drugs, steroids or vitamins.

 

Zech Dukes

FACT #26: Never share needles or inks for tattooing, ear piercing or body piercing..
Prince Dukes

FACT #27: Using alcohol or other drugs may make it harder to set safer sex limits. It’s safest not to use drugs.
Thomas Watson

FACT #28: “NO CONDOM, SO SEX, NO WAY” TELLS YOUR PARTNER THAT YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT SAFER SEX.
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Dennis Bell

FACT #29: Talk with your partner about safer sex before you become intimate.

 

Aderrel King

FACT #30: Let your partner know you care too much about him or her and yourself to risk unsafe sex.
Remulus Scott

FACT #31: USING PROTECTION IS SMART AND SAFER. YOU WON’T REGRET IT.
Elijah Merritt

FACT #32: If you have done things that may have put you at risk for HIV—such as having unprotected sex or sharing needles—you could be infected with HIV without knowing.
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Benjamin Smith

FACT #33: The only way to know for sure is to take an HIV antibody test..

 

James Hobbs

FACT #34: You will need to be tested two weeks to three months after any possible exposure to HIV. You may need to be tested again after another three months.
Kevin Blackwell

FACT #35: Always abstain or practice safer sex while waiting for the test results.
Christopher Davis

FACT #36: WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR WHO MAY BEOME PREGNANT SHOULD ALSO CONSIDER BEING TESTED FOR HIV.
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Davarius Brooks

FACT #37: You can be tested by a doctor, health clinic or public testing center.

 

Darian Nash

FACT #38: You can buy a home-collection test kit at a drugstore or on the Internet.
Jaylen Johnson

FACT #39: SOME TEST SITES KEEP THE RESULTS CONFIDENTIAL. SOME ARE ANONYMOUS.
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FACT #40: Confidential testing uses your real name. Both you and your doctor know the results.
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Kejuan Hayes

FACT #41: Anonymous testing does not use your real name. Only you will know he results.

 

Patrick Cain

FACT #42: Home-collection test kits are anonymous. For accurate results, only use a test approved by the FDA.
Zech Dukes

FACT #43: At a clinic, you will get pre- and post-test counseling. If you use a home test, you will not get in-person counseling.
Prince Dukes

FACT #44: TAKING AN HIV TEST MAY LOWER YOUR ANXIETY ABOUT HIV AND AIDS.
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Jermell Williams

FACT #45: If the test shows you are HIV positive, talk to your health care provider about your options.

 

Thomas Watson

FACT #46: New HIV drug treatments can help control symptoms ad help you stay healthier longer.
Dennis Bell

FACT #47: Drug treatments for HIV are not a cure. Your best protection is still prevention.
Remulus Scott

FACT #48: If the test shows you are HIV negative, take steps to make sure you don’t become infected in the future.
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FACT #50:

REMEMBER, YOU’RE IN CHARGE!

Davarius Brooks

FACT #49: Talk about HIV. Use protection. Get Tested.

 

 

 

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