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

November 21, 2011


Mondo Guerra

Mondo Guerra, Project Runway Season 8, Denver, Colo.; Diagnosed in 2001

Stigma for me is feeling uncomfortable to walk into a clinic, and assuming that everybody in the room is HIV positive, and vice versa -- like me, sitting there and having somebody come in and assume that I might be HIV positive. I mean, I am; but that's what stigma is.

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