Attendees from the “Getting to Zero” event co-hosted by Moving in the Spirit and VOX (see story here) on Dec. 5, shared their voices on how they’ll get to zero — zero stigma, zero new infections. What a group poem this turned into. Click here to hear the audio podcast.
Start conversation so that more people know the facts
Encourage people to get tested
Having a partner who practices safe sex
So good, learned a lot today
Share the starling statistics
Speaking up when my friends engage in dangerous behaviors
Education is key. Get tested
Spread more awareness
I’ll talk and listen without judgement and stigma
Educating both peers and adults on the importance of safe sex, testing and communication between partners.
Education and funding
HIV is serious, don’t have sex
Always talk openly about it!
Help to educate others
Give more money to AIDS/HIV groups
Talk about sex
Education, awareness, acceptance
I’m not going to have sex, I’m too young
Spreading awareness about staying safe and knowing your status
Having safe sex, staying abstinent
Continue to help teens use their voices to raise awareness
Protecting myself, safe sex
Embrace your peers and love to help
Be aware and share the facts
Condoms and dental dams
Talk to my congregation about STDs and prevention
I won’t be afraid or ashamed to ask questions. I will speak for we.