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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 Anya C. Mann
RipplePHX: “What made you want to be a part of this campaign?”
Anya: “As someone who is from the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona, you don’t get as much HIV education as you should. I feel [the survey] is something I can do to change that for everyone.”
RipplePHX: “Why do you think it’s important for people to take this survey?”
Anya: “It lets everybody in the State of Arizona know what needs to be taught and how it needs to be taught. Not everyone learns the same, so this survey really helps people understand how things can be done to better educate people about HIV and other STDs.”
RipplePHX: “Was there a moment when your eyes opened or when HIV became more important in your life?”
Anya: “HIV has always been something that has sort of been on the back of my mind. Growing up as a queer person – a queer person of color – you learn early-on that HIV is something you need to look-out for. It really opened my eyes when I actually got my first HIV test and realized that this is a reality that is something that affects everyone. I really want to change that.”
RipplePHX: “How do you think HIV is viewed in your community?”
Anya: “HIV is seen on the Navajo Nation as something that is growing – unfortunately that is a truth. And that’s something I want to change and that’s something I want to help to be a part of. So it’s something that I feel like is not seen as necessarily a bad thing, but something that people just aren’t as educated as they should be on.”