We conducted a survey of Warwick alumni that was made available online and advertised through the Development and Alumni Relations Office. The Questionnaire that was circulated consisted of the following questions:
- When did you attend the University of Warwick?
- What subject did you study?
- Did you have a partner/partners while at Warwick?
- Did you have sexual relations while on campus?
- Did information and campaigns about STDs. (including HIV/AIDS, gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, syphilis) affect your sexual behaviour? If so, in what ways?
- When did you first hear about AIDS? In which media?
- Did the university provide any information on the subject of AIDS or other STDs?
- Did the health services on campus provide any information?
- What kind of information was available about condoms on campus?
- Was it easy to obtain condoms on campus? Where could you obtain them from?
- Did you ever visit the health service on campus for sexual health-related issues?
- Was HIV/AIDS discussed on campus? In class?
- If so, by whom: teachers, medical personnel?
- If by teachers, in what departments and subjects?
- Did you discuss HIV/AIDS and other STDs with friends/ partners?
- Were you worried/ scared?
- Do you remember any official governmental campaigns against AIDS?
- What did you think of these?
- Did you associate HIV/AIDS with particular groups and particular activities? If so, what, and on the basis of what kind of information?
- Where HIV/AIDS was discussed on campus, was it related more to homosexual activities or heterosexual activities?
Current Student and Shaw Attendees Survey
The sample is of course not representative - and the fallibility of memory must be borne in mind! - but here are some of the interesting responses we received.