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Discussion Questions

Your initial posting to this discussion will have two parts. The first part will be a brief review of and reaction to the documentary film you watched (if needed, refer back to the L12 Topics, Objectives, and Activities section) and the second part will present a targeted HIV prevention program.

Part One: Documentary Reaction and Ethical Considerations

Post a reaction to the documentary film you watched that addresses the points below.

  1. Provide the name of the film and summarize it in 2-3 sentences.
  2. Describe at least two factors noted in the film that can help us to understand why HIV continues to spread.
  3. Explain (at least) one ethical concern based upon the Principles of Ethical Public Health Practice that was highlighted or apparent within the film.
  4. What do you think was the most powerful take-away message from this film and would you recommend it to others? Why or why not?

Part Two: Targeted HIV Intervention

Imagine you are designing a targeted HIV awareness and/or prevention program to reduce the spread of HIV among a population that is impacted by health HIV-related disparities. Address the following points:

  1. Which group would you decide to design the intervention for and why? Use data to provide a justification for addressing this group and include references and citations, as appropriate.
  2. What risk factors would you be targeting in that group?
  3. What programs or services would your ideal program offer to prevent further spread of HIV among that group?
  4. How realistic do you think this program is? Would it face any barriers to implementation?