In addition to operating an office which recruits, trains and supports missionaries, OM Philippines is actively involved in evangelistic campaigns and training throughout the nation.
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The workshop started with some hypothetical scenario exercises which showed that anyone can get infected with HIV, not only through sexual activities. One should not have preconceptions or judgements towards those who are living with HIV and AIDS. There were also a set of controversial questions that spurred healthy discussion among the participants. Questions like if everyone in the country should be tested to give accurate statistics and allow us to know who is HIV-positive and who is not, and if high risk groups such as men who have sex with other men should be allowed to donate blood.
One of the participants, Stephanie Vargas, who works with youths in an NGO said, “It is very informative and useful session that I can bring back to work into campaigns on HIV and Aids that we are planning to do.” Another participant, Cherry Seniedo, a scholar under OM Philippines, also said that it has helped her to clear up a lot of misconceptions she used to have. The workshop ended with a free HIV testing provided by ‘Cebu Plus’, an organisation that help, educate and support people who are living with HIV and AIDS.
Published: Friday, 29 May 2015
Credit: Flora Man