She delivered her speech in front of an audience who did not want to accept and deal with the issue of AIDS, and hoped to change that. She addresses the Republican party directly, but indirectly addresses the public, too. Her goal was to change the way AIDS was being handled politically, but she also says, “It does not care whether you are Democratic of Republican; it does not ask whether you are black, white, male or female, gay or straight, young or old.” She hoped to end the discrimination and help everyone become educated by addressing both communities of people. Fisher says that in order for the virus to stop spreading, everyone must change their views on the situation.
In the 2nd paragraph Fisher reveals that she is HIV positive to achieve trust from the audience. She says, “I would never have asked to be HIV positive, but I believe that in all things there is a purpose.” Fisher uses her own experiences with AIDS to appeal to the audiences emotions and give herself more credibility on the subject. The audience can see her as a reliable source and trust the information they are receiving from her, since