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What Does HIV/AIDS Stigma Look Like in Your Life?

November 21, 2011


Arick Buckles

Arick Buckles, Illinois Alliance for Sound AIDS Policy, Chicago, Ill.

HIV stigma is huge. HIV stigma looks like death, looks like dying. It's a huge barrier to individuals receiving treatment and care. Personally, I've had friends who neglect treatment and care. And they actually die as a result of them not wanting to address their HIV status, and receive treatment and care for HIV.

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