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Stigma and Homophobia

Stigma and Homophobia

In an era in which there are numerous tools for fighting HIV, stigma and discrimination remain the most insidious barriers to slowing down and eventually stopping the epidemic. And while HIV is by no means a "gay disease," it does disproportionately affect gay men -- largely because of the barriers to prevention, treatment and care that stigma, homophobia and other interlocking systems of oppression erect, both externally in the structures of society and internally, deep within those affected.

Check out's Resource Center on HIV Stigma and Discrimination to learn more about stigma's effects -- and how to fight them.

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Comment by: Earl B. (NEW IBERIA) Fri., Dec. 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm UTC
I had lots of lovers who had aids and some is no longer with us.I still don't have hiv/aids.My lover to been have it for 14th years.I dont leave him because i loved him from day one.
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