Making sense of enormous numbers is difficult and sometimes we can get lost in the numbers and forget that each statistic represent the life of a real person. A person with hopes, dreams and ambitions, just like you. Watch Silvia Petretti from Positively UK explain her view on the vast numbers involved.
To begin to understand the impact HIV can have, watch this interview with a woman living with HIV. As you watch, try to look and listen out for particular moments where you think she says something that you think others should hear.
Which parts of this interview do you find most helpful in understanding more about HIV?
How do you feel after listening to this woman’s story?
English teachers may want to use these poems to explore how writers have explored bereavement in literature as a stimulus for students own original writing.