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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 Sicarya
RipplePHX: “What made you want to be a part of this campaign?”
Sicarya: “What made me want to be a part of this campaign is, as a Latino, as an Immigrant, and as a member of the LGBTQ Community, the representation is important in this subject – HIV, so we can educate ourselves and break down stigma.”
RipplePHX: “Why do think it’s important for people to take the Survey?”
Sicarya: “The survey is extremely important because it is the only way that we are going to learn about the needs of the community and how we can bring better services.”
RipplePHX: “If you could do one thing to affect HIV in Arizona, what would it be?”
Sicarya: “If I could change one thing in Arizona so we could get rid of HIV, it would be getting rid of the stigma. Stigma, a lot of times, prevents education for people to learn what is HIV, how we can prevent it, and how we can share it through education.”
RipplePHX: “How do you think HIV is seen in your community?”
Sicarya: “As a Latina, HIV is a subject that is still in our homes and is a taboo that we still do not talk about in our homes, therefore it is so important to communicate as a Latina, as an immigrant, and especially as undocumented, to start to talk about this subject and educate ourselves and understand it impacts us one way or another.”
RipplePHX: “If you could go back in time and tell your younger self something about HIV, what would you tell yourself?”
Sicarya: “What I would tell myself if I were younger in relation to HIV is to learn to understand protection, understand that resources exist, and there are many places that exist in which I can access resources, your immigration status is not important, nor the language you speak.”