The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol


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

November 21, 2011


Marguerite Thorp

Marguerite Thorp, Student Global AIDS Campaign, Boston, Mass.

Well, a lot of the work that I've done on HIV has been global. And so when I come back and talk to people about that work, there's a lot of conceptions about AIDS being out there, and somewhere else; and that you can go visit a place, but you can come home, and that those are separate worlds. So I think a lot of the stigma that I've witnessed has been sort of this imaginary concept that AIDS only affects people out there, and it's not within our own communities.

Related Stories

Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma & Discrimination
More News on HIV Stigma and Discrimination

This article was provided by


Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:

Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining:


The content on this page is free of advertiser influence and was produced by our editorial team. See our advertising policy.