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TibetTalk #8

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.

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