Digging Deeper into thesis

Teenagers have played a shocking role in the evolution of society’s  views and handling of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

  1. What role did teens play in society’s view?
  2. How did society view the epidemic before?
  3. How was the view changed ?
  4. How was the handling of the epidemic changed by teens?
  5. Why was it a shocking role that teens played?
  6. What teens specifically played and role and what did they do?

Academic Title

121,000 Teenagers Dead: An analysis of how teens have been drastically affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic

How to scare your teen into never having sex: An analysis of how teens have impacted the HIV/AIDS epidemic in society

Teenagers impacted by HIV/AIDS epidemic change the way society views the disease



  • http://time.com/3578597/aids-sex-ed-history/

Society’s response- 2nd

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK235361/


  • https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/age/youth/index.html

Stats- 2nd

  • http://www.businessinsider.com/teens-diagnosed-with-hiv-in-us-2017-6


  • https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5021a2.htm


  • http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/serced/1859-history-of-sex-ed

timeline of sex ed



  • https://www.theguardian.com/society/2012/mar/11/hiv-youngsters-infected-birth-survivors

How it is different now than it was in 1980s. -3rd

  • National Research Council (US) Committee on AIDS Research and the Behavioral, Social, and Statistical Sciences; Miller HG, Turner CF, Moses LE, editors. AIDS: The Second Decade. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1990. 3, AIDS and Adolescents.Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK235361/


  • https://www.cnn.com/2015/07/22/health/teen-sex-rate/index.html

Intros and Well-researched Claims

  • Authors name is listed in the title
  • Starts off with a claim
  • Backs up the first claim with evidence
  • When using Barbara Ehrenreich a evidence she uses the method of full sentence then colon
  • Uses questions in a sense of eventually answering them throughout that paragraph
  • Third paragraph she starts off with quotes from O’Sullivan and then gives her commentary on the issues after providing readers wth the evidence
  • She uses a lot of evidence throughout this entire argument.
  • Not much of her personal commentary.

Ryan White Changes The Peoples Mind

Markel, Howard. “Remembering Ryan White, the teen who fought against the stigma of AIDS.” pbs.org. 8 Apr. 2016.

Dr. Markel Howard is an acclaimed social and cultural historian of medicine, public health, and epidemics. He explains to everyone in this passage what exactly Ryan White did and what changes he made through his time as a spokesman for the epidemic.

“When the nation was still grappling with homophobia, unsubstantiated fears of how the virus was transmitted, and a great deal of prejudice towards a growing number of terribly sick individuals, Ryan White’s case became a national antidote. During this period, Ryan served as an eloquent spokesman about AIDS to his classmates, journalists and, through the wide reach of television, the American public. He valiantly fought against a battalion of bigots who saw AIDS as some kind of divine retribution against gay men and intravenous drug users (two of the largest groups stricken with AIDS during this time). He also demonstrated how the national blood supply needed to be fixed so that every donation was tested for evidence of HIV. AIDS, he declared, is an infectious disease, nothing more, and it had the power to infect and harm any human being unfortunate enough to have contracted it.(para. 7)”

The interesting thing about this is that it touches on the main things that people associate with the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It helps the argument that the epidemic has no specific person it hits. It does not discriminate, anyone can be affected and through different ways. Through Ryan White’s story it is evidence of showing that not only gay men or drug users contract this disease, because he is not in either one of these categories.


Reviewing HIV/AIDS in the U.S Military

I like that she was detailed in her first paragraph giving us a overview of the important things from her panel. She could word it differently in her first paragraph, it was a little hard to follow. But, I really enjoyed the second paragraph and how she lets us in on exactly what questions she wanted answered through her research and gives us an idea of what we can expect to read about in this post. The 3rd paragraph gave readers direct insight to exactly what and how she is going to talk about this culture and the epidemic. Well spoken.

I like how she gave us background information, leading up to the points she wanted to make. She was very detailed in her evidence. She didn’t just give us two examples she gave us a long list of instances and situations that has happened as time progressed. Her evidence is basically a timeline of the way things have progressed throughout time, dating from 1916 to 2010. She sets the timeline up in a way that sets up the big event of Bill Clinton raising the ban. This was a big event because it was a huge turning point for both groups she is talking about; LGB people and the military.

Food Insecurities

Keyword Search Terms

  • Depression
  • Food Insecurity
  • Homeless
  • Longitudinal data
  • Disability
  • Food

Other Citations

  • http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=10&sid=951603fb-e91d-4991-81f5-740d0bf02993%40sessionmgr4010&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#AN=15555713&db=cmedm
  • http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=12&sid=951603fb-e91d-4991-81f5-740d0bf02993%40sessionmgr4010&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#AN=21904186&db=cmedm

These are only two sources, but these sources could be useful because it goes more in depth in the topic of depression and how food insecurity contributes to that. I think that these sources would give more insight to the authors when speaking on these topics.

Different Angles While Conveying ONE Message

In the Ball text, What are Multimodal Projects, readers are given new ways to communicate their ideas. Some ways were not as evident as others as far as what would be considered a multimodal project. For example, performances are considered a text, this is not something that many people would consider to be a way of communicating an idea or to convey a message to someone else. In relevance to the Golden Record article, we see many different ways that one message can continue to change throughout time depending on what is relevant in society at that time. It may create readers to think, “If the way things are presented are based off of what people are interested in, what were the ways people were reached before it changed for our interests?”
Things that have a sort of exclusivity to them are sometimes scarce, but through the different multimodal modes it is now a way to preserve those natural parts and still be able to display the message to your audiences. Through reading these two articles, I found that some things that we find to be interesting were altered specifically for our interest and emotions. I also learned that there are many different ways to display a message outside of just writing a scholarly article. It raised one major question for me, “How I could start to incorporate these different modes in order to reach different interests, but still getting that one message across.

Doing Things Differently

Based on Mrs. A’s commentary, I plan to be more specific during my responses. Actuall ytaking the time out to deveop interesting and driven questions. I want to ask questions that cause deep thought; good questions. i also want to become more in touch with my website and my it pleasurabe to the eye for Unit 2.

Revising Unit 1 I may go back and add in more multimodal activity. I may also go look into my organization of my primary source description. Making sure that it makes sense to not just me, but others as well.