Aids X-perience

Overview

aidsxParticipants walk through the life of individuals who have come into contact with HIV/AIDS and, at the end, are ‘tested’ to see if they are positive. They live, in a simulated way, the realities of war, poverty, poor medical care, abusive treatment and wrong life choices.

 

 

 

 

Available Booking Schedules

Our AIDS X-perience is packaged together with our Blind X-perience simulation, as part of a global health focus. We run our programmes at our site across two booking-slots daily, Tuesday to Saturday. They are as follows:

Morning option:

09:45     Arrival, bathroom break, name-tags

10:00     Introduction to the programme

10:30     Simulation

12:30     Visit to our Fair Trade Café and Shop

13:00     End of programme

Afternoon option:

13:45     Arrival, bathroom break, name-tags

14:00     Introduction to the programme

14:30     Simulation

16:30     Visit to our Fair Trade Café and Shop

17:00     End of programme

 

Practical Information

  • Booking: Participation is by booking. If you would like to make a booking, kindly fill in our online booking form.
  • Language: This programme is available in English and Cantonese.
  • Suggested Group Size: We tend to suggest a minimum number of participants of 8 and a maximum of 30. It is, on occasion, possible to combine with other groups in order to participate.
  • Programme fee: There is a programme fee for this programme. Please email us for a quotation.
  • Suggested age-range for programme: 14 – Adult
  • Please check out our Booking FAQ’s for details on:
    • The terms and conditions of your booking (including our cancellation and weather policy, and what happens if your number of participants changes)
    • What to bring when you visit
    • Directions to our site
    • .. and more

So You’ve Done Blind X-perience… What Next?

Around 36 million people are estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS worldwide.  Organisations in the field of HIV /AIDS awareness and prevention have been working towards the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets – that at least 90% of people living with HIV know their status, of whom 90% are on treatment; of whom 90% are virally suppressed.

Here are a few ways in which you can contribute towards the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic:

 

Help Through Crossroads

  • Shipments. We regularly ship to groups around the world that work in HIV education and prevention and care for people living with HIV/AIDS. You would be welcome to help sponsor the costs of such a shipment. Please contact our team at enquiries@crossroads.org.hk for more information.
  • AIDS X-perience. You may like to be an ambassador for the AIDS X-perience itself and tell others about this opportunity to understand the challenges associated with HIV/AIDS more fully. A booking can be made by clicking here:
  • Global Handicrafts Marketplace is an enchanting marketplace of items from around the world. They are purchased on a fair trade basis that sees a fair income go to artisans and producers who are living in places of need. The marketplace has a range of products such as jewellery, scarves and homewares made by groups like Eden Jewellery (based in Hong Kong and China) and Tamar Centre (based in Thailand) who work with people affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS. Feel free to ask our Global Handicrafts manager for more information when you shop, or to email the team at marketplace@crossroads.org.hk

 Help Through Other Organisations

The Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) is an innovative partnership that is leading the global effort to end HIV/AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Learn how you can partner with UNAIDS in achieving this goal here.

  • The Society for AIDS Care is a community based charitable organisation. It is the first non-governmental organisation in Asia providing high quality direct patient care services to children, adults and elderly people living with HIV/AIDS and their care-givers. Learn how you can support SAC here
  • AIDS Concern is a Hong Kong-based charity organisation that is committed to the service of HIV/AIDS care in Hong Kong. They work towards creating an open society which supports early testing and treatment, and does not discriminate against people with HIV/AIDS. Learn more about their impactful work and volunteering opportunities here
  • If you know of anyone who wants to get tested for HIV/AIDS, the Hong Kong Department of Health offers free anonymous testing. No ID card is required and all information given will be kept confidential. Tests are administered Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. To book an appointment (available from 9am – 6pm on weekdays), please call:
    Tel: 2780 2211 (Cantonese, Putonghua and English)
    Tel: 2359 9112 (Tagalog, Vietnamese and Thai)
    Tel: 2112 9980 (Hindi, Indonesian, Nepali and Urdu) 

 

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