I would have to say that the biggest disappointment for me would be seeing people continue to die as a result of the stigma. In my work I'm still encountering individuals who are afraid to receive treatment and/or care as a result of HIV stigma. That's a huge disappointment. We're 30 years into this epidemic and we're still seeing people that are bound by stigmas and fears. That's actually why we developed the Anti-Stigma Campaign. It's geared to reduce the stigma surrounding HIV, to encourage conversation about HIV and to let folks know that it's OK.
I'm really excited to see how the National HIV/AIDS Strategy will unfold in 2012, as it's fully implemented in communities. I would like to see how the National HIV/AIDS Strategy will go about addressing HIV stigma.