YOU will see jugglers and mime artists, actors, painters and dancers - but do not be fooled. This is no fun show but a highly serious event on a subject of great importance to all of us. The performance artists are teaming up with a group of young people to present a series of workshops on AIDS prevention. The organisers - Teen AIDS, the Kelly Support Group and the Hong Kong Youth Festival - will be telling young people how to be careful in their lives and lifestyles in this time of the great AIDS epidemic. The performers and a group of English-and Cantonese-speaking students are putting on 'Young people and HIV Performance' on November 9 at the Warehouse, 116 Aberdeen Main Road, Hong Kong. Georgina Perry, one of the organisers, told Young Post that the artists and students have been hard at work for months preparing for the 'happening'. 'It will not be a show in the entertainment sense,' she said. 'What we'll have is an array of workshops where teenagers will be moving from one workshop to another learning about AIDS. Each artist will have a theme for his or her stall.' Last weekend there were two workshops in English and Cantonese (on Saturday and Sunday respectively) that discussed AIDS and HIV-infection, preventive behaviour, and personality development. Ann Anglim, project director of Teen AIDS, said that young women were especially vulnerable in this area. 'Their boyfriends may want them to do things they are not ready to do, and they should learn how and when to say no, to delay or to negotiate.' Dilip Sampath, 17, one of the students involved, said that AIDS awareness was more than just knowing how to prevent the disease - it was also a matter of outlook and attitude towards those with AIDS. 'Some people are still very narrowed-minded about AIDS and HIV-infected patients,' Dilip said. 'We must help them realise that these are victims suffering a fatal disease and demanding our sympathy and respect.' Other teenagers taking part in the programme - like Josephine Wang, Bonny Wong and Cythnia Strachan of Sear Rogers International School - said that AIDS should not be considered a subject of small importance to people their age. 'I don't think we can ever be too young to be aware of AIDS,' said one of the students. 'It may not be long before we start getting interested in someone and go dating. 'And then we immediately enter a world that's touched by problems relating to sex and AIDS.'