I can’t begin to thank you for speaking with the teenagers at the Juvenile Detention Center. Your ability to engage their attention and interest is a true gift. Your honesty and frankness was especially appreciated by them. It was quite obvious from their numerous questions that you piqued their curiosity about HIV. As you were talking, I was watching their faces and many were absolutely riveted. I also watched the teacher and counselors who were in attendance and they, too, were paying close attention. Hopefully, some of our teenagers will change their dangerous behaviors and attitudes towards themselves as a result of your talk. Thank you for thinking about us and taking your time to give to these children who are so troubled. Take care of yourself and please let us know when you are back in town and can spare some time for us.
Andrea S. Barna, R.N.