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About the Arizona HIV Needs Survey
The purpose of the HIV Needs Survey is to gain a better understanding of current access to testing, treatment and prevention services. By sharing needs, experiences and barriers, your feedback will help to highlight what has gone right with HIV services and how they can be improved.
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A chat with Andre Metoyer
RipplePHX: “What made you want to be a part of this campaign?”
Andre: “I am so grateful to be a part of the LGBTQ community, and I feel like I can finally have a chance to give back to it, and I’m looking forward to being a part of this process.”
RipplePHX: “Why do you think it’s important for people to take this survey?”
Andre: “Arizona only gives out this survey once every five years and I think it’s really important for us to get as much data as possible so Arizona can be as prepared as possible to prevent the spread of HIV.”
RipplePHX: “How do you think HIV is viewed in your community?”
Andre: “I think it’s seen in my community like most other communities. It’s either understood really well by people – or it’s not – and for those who don’t understand it, there tends to be a stigma toward it unfortunately. But hopefully, with better education, people can be less scared of it and more understanding of it.”
RipplePHX: “What do you think needs to happen to reduce stigma around HIV?”
Andre: “I think the biggest thing is going to be education on transmission and how to reduce transmission. I think understanding that will help clarify a lot for people.”
RipplePHX: “If you could go back in time and tell a younger version of yourself something you now know about HIV, what would it be?”
Andre: “Keep practicing safe sex and learn sooner about some of the medications that are available to you.”