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Blogging Positively: Live Chat about HIV/AIDS on December 3

Rising Voices and Global Voices are holding a live online chat for bloggers and activists on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 (3pm Nairobi time) on how to use citizen media to help improve awareness and information about the AIDS epidemic. The chat will be facilitated by Kenyan bloggers Serina Kalande and Daudi Were.

Everyone is welcome.

Local Times: New York 07:00 | Buenos Aires 10:00 | London 12:00 | Johannesburg, Beirut 14:00 | Nairobi, Moscow 15:00 | New Delhi 17:30 | Tokyo 21:00 | Hong Kong 20:00 | Sydney 23:00

Chatroom: http://www.worknets.org/chat/

Login instructions: Click on the link above and login using your name. Then select the room you want to join by clicking enter. Once in the room, select a font color on the left side of the screen, and join the chat.

The chat will start out focusing on two Rising Voices grantee projects, REPACTED in Nakuru, Kenya and AIDS Rights Congo based in Brazzaville. We will learn how both organizations have implemented blogging and video outreach programs to spread awareness about their initiatives in AIDS prevention and advocating for the rights of HIV-positive individuals.

Other discussion topics include: What are the factors to weigh when HIV-positive bloggers go public about their status? How can blogging support networks form online? What about online forums? What are other new media tools, such as mapping mashups, that can be used effectively?

If there are other topics that you would like to discuss during the chat, please add comments below.

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  • sam fouad

    All i can say is get tested i sat around for 1 whole year wondering a reading on the net to the point that it came down that all i did was search info about HIV and aids to the point that i was 99% that i had it i was convinced in my mind that i had it life was over that was it and exactly 1 year after my crazy night on 9- 8-12 and exactly i year later 9-8-13 i was walking around just straight stressing over the fact that in my mind like i said i was HIV infected i seen a blood lab sign i just walked in and gave blood and exactly 22 hrs later i went in i still in my head i had it the nurses desk gave me my results in an envelope i was just shaking the best news i think i ever got in my life i would say beside my 3 little girls was you are HIV negative boy i was just happy to the point i just gave a hug to a complete stranger so the moral of the story is please get tested cause honest the feeling of wondering will kill you just the stress about it alone will destroy you.
    SO PLEASE GET TESTED DON’T DO WHAT I DID JUST ASSUMED I AM INFECTED THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW IS GET AN HIV TEST U WILL FEEL ALIVE AGAIN I PROMISE ITS ONE THE BEST FEELINGS NOW I CAN MOVE ON I CAN TAKE MY DREAM JOB IN DUBAI WHICH I LEVE NEXT WEEK TO START MY NEW LIFE WITH A NEW LEASE ON LIFE.
    JUST WANTED TO SHARE MY STORY
    GET TESTED PLS
    GOD BLESS U ALL THANKS

  • TRACY

    I want to thank Dr.50-50 for helping me get cured of my hiv/aids diseases, for years Now I have been suffering from hiv/aids , but one day as I was surfing through the Internet I met a post about a lady who was cured by Dr.50-50 so I decided to give it a try to see if he could save my life. Luckily for me he sent the herbal medications to me. After using it for a while, the symptoms disappeared and I was cured. I cannot stop thanking him for what he has done for me if you are into similar problem you can contact him via email on dr5050spelltemple@gmail. com OR call him on +2347035091135

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