This site and the Tibet Talk show are currently dormant. Thanks to all those who have participated. Hopefully we can get the discussion going again before too long.
Guest: Dr. Sonam Topgyal la (aka Dr. ST la)
Participants: Taydon, Rapgyal, Wangyal
This Saturday's discussion was about HIV/AIDS in the Tibetan population in exile and in Tibet; the social stigma faced by those with HIV/AIDS; common misconceptions; causes and precautionary measures; the never to be underestimated condoms; facilities available at local hospitals (public and private) in Dharamsala and refugee settlements to get tested; advances in the quest for a cure as well as a vaccine for HIV/AIDS; and above all, the need for openness and community's acceptance (not ostracization) of those with HIV/AIDS.