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Eliminating HIV/AIDS: How We'll Get to Zero

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Eliminating Stigma

Eliminating Stigma

Even today, there are people who believe that HIV only happens to "those" people; that the pandemic is a result of going against God; or that you can get HIV from sitting on a toilet or sharing a fork with someone who has HIV.

Over the years, we have seen strides taken around the world to reduce stigma from all different angles. In South Africa, Ghana, the U.S. and the United Kingdom, soap operas have educated viewers about HIV. We've seen tons of ad campaign posters plastered on buses and subway stations. And we've seen advocates fight to end HIV criminalization laws -- and even win, some of the time.

But it hasn't been enough. There are still people who, even in the U.S., are afraid to disclose their status for fear of rejection, of losing their job, of being imprisoned -- or even of being killed. Obviously, we have a lot more work to do.




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