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

November 21, 2011


Luke Versher

Luke Versher, AIDS Action in Mississippi, Jackson, Miss.; Diagnosed in 1988

In my life? I have seen people die from stigma, actually, because they are ashamed to take their medication, or have their medication be seen by their family. I've seen people have to eat off paper plates and forks, because their family is so fearful. The lack of education is what fuels stigma, to me, in the South.

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