Stigma

Know your status. Own your status. Break the stigma.
“When I first found out I was HIV positive, my first thought was ‘Will my children and grandchildren be condemned by people because of my status?'” Inspirational individuals share their stories about living with HIV.

HIV prejudice stems from misinformation and misconceptions.

The effects of HIV stigma and discrimination can cause emotional turmoil to people living with HIV, resulting in them possibly internalizing this stigma and developing negative self-image.

This may lead to reluctancy to test and seek treatment for HIV which will ultimately have adverse effects on their health and risk transmission to other people too.

Open and honest conversations about HIV can help normalize the subject as well as provide more accurate information, dismantling any misconceptions that may exist.