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Jonathan is a doctor who works for the Red Cross. He was recently sent to Bangkok to help with educating the public about HIV and AIDS. Thailand has created a very important educational program for its citizens, because HIV infection is a great problem in that country. Jonathan talks to health care workers, bringing them recent news about HIV treatment.

Sometimes Jonathan is surprised that there is still discrimination toward people with HIV and AIDS. Many times people are fired from their jobs if their employer finds out they are HIV positive. He says there is no reason to be afraid of AIDS in the workplace because it's a very difficult virus to catch.

Q1: Where does Jonathan live?

Q2: Why does he live there?

Q3: What is his job?

Q4: What surprised him about people's attitudes?

Q5: Why is this attitude not sensible?

** What advice can you give people who discriminate against people with HIV/AIDS?

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