I will be driving off to Nilai this afternoon with a fellow volunteer. We will be spending the night there as tomorrow morning I will be giving a talk to students of Nilai University College.
Unlike the usual talks which were more on HIV in general, this time the organisers are already inviting the relevant people to talk on their relevant topics – the first topic will be covered by an officer from IMR and the third topic will be a slide presentation by Malaysian Aids Council. My turn will come in second, on the topic of “Dealing with the HIV infected and affected”.
Well, usually for my talks, I’d just use the slides already prepared by MAC, but this time, since the topic is different, I had to prepare a new presentation altogether – although it is more relevant to my own experience in my voluntary work. Oh well, at least I now have a new set of powerpoint presentation, which I wouldn’t have done had I not been invited to give a talk on the topic!
On Thursday, a Masters student from American University in Washington DC, who’s in KL for 2 months this summer, will be following me around in my voluntary work as part of her research on the impact of HIV/AIDS on Muslim women for an independent study she’s doing for AU.
She will be joining me in NUC tomorrow before following me back to Ipoh for a day.
I will be giving another talk this Saturday to a school in Ipoh; so yep, I’ve got quite a tight schedule this week.
So I think you have a rough idea on what my next blog posting will be about…