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

November 21, 2011

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Evany Turk

Evany Turk, Comer Children's Hospital, Chicago, Ill.; Diagnosed in 2001

HIV stigma looks like a lot of fear and a lot of shame among young girls and young women. They are fearful to talk about it. They're ashamed to get tested because of the stigma around HIV. And ultimately, they're ashamed to come to the doctor with any kind of illnesses. They're afraid to come to the doctor to get tested for HIV, because there is still a lot of shame and fear around the three letters of HIV.




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