Sex, Drugs, and Rock n Roll
by JulieHope
 Prevention Works! by Julie Hope
Aug 07, 2011 | 1247 views |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

"Sex, Drugs, & Rock n Roll"?? I've been told that's what I speak about most often, but I plan to chat with you about much more than that as we get acquainted. As a long time HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention educator I do tend to spend my working hours talking about risky behaviors, body parts, sores and symptoms, condoms and needles, and lots of other cringe-worthy topics.

With over 56,000 new HIV infections occurring each year in the U.S, too many of them in the South - it is definitely a topic we need to discuss, the "silence" is killing people! When you add addiction and substance abuse to the mix we have the rocket fuel for disaster for people of all ages. I hope to share with you the signposts to a road map that will help us find our way through this thing called HIV/AIDS, and perhaps we can increase awareness in our community, help ourselves and our loved ones who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse and risky sexual behaviors. Maybe we can all find the courage to speak out about "taboo" topics and find effective methods to make our community safer and healthier.

I like to laugh, I cry over sappy commercials, I'm a sucker when my grandsons ask for electronics or anything that lights up, I love my hubby of 42 years for putting up with a wife who always has anatomical penis and vagina models and condoms in the back seat of her car, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you too. Please come back, we'll have fun!

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