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

November 21, 2011

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Kimberly Parker

Kimberly Parker, AIDS Behavioral Researcher, Denton, Texas

Ironically, I think HIV stigma in my life, because HIV is not such a topic that's talked about in a prominent manner, people don't see it as an issue. And then when it is time to talk about it, and we do broach the subject, it's, um, "Well, no, we're not ready. That's not something we need to talk about. They got that because of their behavior." So we're still running the spectrum with stigma. We don't want to address it, and when we do, it's a behavioral, you-got-what-you-deserve type aspect.




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