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

November 21, 2011

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Michael Everett

Michael Everett, Harm Reduction Coalition, New York City

HIV stigma has shown up a couple of ways in my life. Some of the more discreet ways have been amongst either friends or people who I've heard casually speaking on the bus. They said they would never date anybody who has HIV, or maybe they used another word for HIV. I think that it communicates a clear message that there's something to fear there, and that people are worth fearing, as well.

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