How to Fight HIV: Care or Fear

September 2, 2015


Fighting HIV also means working at prevention tactics for youth and adults around the world.  With the proper message, it is possible to begin eliminating the problem in every region.  However, it requires sending the message in a way that can be well – received by the audience.  In many areas, fear is used, showing the detrimental effects of HIV.  However, other campaign specialists have taken a different approach, using education and care as the primary focus.  Defining which fights HIV effectively can assist in eradicating the disease quickly.  


The Fear Based Approach


For many advocates that are interested in eliminating HIV, the focus is on showing the detrimental effects of the disease.  Announcing that it is life threatening and worsens over time are some of the central fear-based approaches.  However, it has been found that this method does not create positive effects.  Instead, those that hear the message become confused from the fear tactics that are used.  Individuals are less likely to respond or take action with protection.  It is noted that the fear used often does not provide solutions or different associations with how one may get HIV and what they can do to stop it.  


Education as a Basis


As an initiative in the Philippines, an advocacy organization took a different approach.  They began to show healthy, young people that might have been at a lower risk for getting HIV.  Instead of showing them dying or creating fear tactics, they were responsible for a positive message.  Taking precautions, understanding the risk of HIV and knowing what to do would stop the disease.  It was noted that this particular approach of showing healthy and inviting models led to a better response.  Youth in the area were invited into changing their mindset about the disease and problems it would lead to.  At the same time, educational initiatives became open easily and quickly for those in the region.  


Making a Difference with Positive Education


It is not only the fear based vs. positive and caring associations that is known to create better results.  It has also been found that youth expect practical solutions through education.  Many advocacies focus on celibacy as the answer, condemning sex before marriage.  Others ignore or don’t give light to gay relationships, often creating stigmas around certain types of relationships.  It has been found that open and positive education about HIV creates the best results.  Youth understand how the disease is caused and what they can do to prevent it.  Instead of creating expectations or negative associations that may seem impractical, there is the ability to reach youth by giving them what they need to know.  


There are ways to fight HIV by offering preventative measures.  However, this requires sending the message in the right way.  With positive education and messages that show care, there is the ability to reach a wider audience while creating the necessary response.  By using this, instead of a fear based approach, there is the ability to send the word out to every margin of the world and to begin fighting against HIV.


HIV Advocates which is a global initiative that aims to share news, experiences, strategies and new tools that aim to energize human rights movements and communities fighting HIV/AIDS, is the answer. Supported by Levi Strauss Foundation and powered by B-Change Foundation,  HIV Advocates encourages existing and would-be activists to explore the power of social media and other Internet avenues to help spread the message across – that discrimination and stigma no longer have any place in society and that society should accept the LGBT community members as they are.


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GlocalMe’s G1 —Your Best Travel Buddy!

September 2, 2015


Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure purposes, it is essential for you to have a stable internet connection. You need to have your digital device working at all times with reliable connection because of various reasons including your communication needs or if you need to check on your maps and trip ideas from the Internet. You can send and receive emails even when on the go or update your home office on what’s happening with your overseas business meeting. You can also post on social media updates on your trips or a selfie with a world famous landmark behind you. All these and more you can enjoy with the cost-effective and very reliable G1 of GlocalMe.



The service of GlocalMe can be enjoyed in over a hundred countries all over the world including to most exciting and most visited travelling destinations to ensure you are connected at all times. Even better, the company is making sure that they check on more of the best places in the world to add on to their network. Furthermore, the G1 of GlocalMe has free roaming services, which feature a cloud SIM that allows you to switch from one mobile network to another also in all these countries services worldwide.

11880644_828747360557843_9040916125034885985_n.jpg-oh=273aa81b524c8549b2a186d73e812655&oe=5639BAD6&__gda__=1449493389_a5101851324552da8fc8a7bc47185478Roaming charges for calls, SMS and most especially for data will definitely take you by surprise—a bad kind of surprise—when you see your phone bill after days or weeks of travelling. Even the supposedly affordable packages most mobile companies offer have not really been very helpful for many. You no longer have to worry about this as you can save hundreds of dollars with the pay-as-you-go or data packages that you can purchase from GlocalMe. Getting the G1 requires no contract so you won’t get a monthly bill—you can simply use it and load it up when you travel!


The G1 of GlocalMe is your personal Wi-Fi that’s secure enough to give you assurance that there will be no hacking and no surveillance of your browsing and location as well. The G1S can provide Wi-Fi access to 5 of your devices simultaneously—from your laptop to tablet to smartphone and other digital devices that need Wi-Fi connection.


When you’re travelling, you probably have encountered numerous times when you have exhausted the battery of your mobile phone. It is great to know that the GlocalMe can also be a power bank to charge your phone when you’re on the go with its 6000mAh maximum capacity.


To start using your GlocalMe G1, just register your account, activate your device, make a payment via your VISA, Mastercard or your Paypal account then you can already start surfing! You can also download the GlocalMe app on your iOS or Android devices where you can purchase data on the go, as well as check on your balance and detailed bill.


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