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When We Talk About HIV, Who Are We Not Talking About Enough?

November 15, 2013


Cedric Sturdevant

Cedric Sturdevant

My Brother's Keeper, Inc., Jackson, Miss.

I think we're not talking enough about the people that are living with HIV. We're talking about preventive measures, we're talking about testing; we're beginning to talk about treatment as prevention, but we're still not talking enough about how to help the people that are living with HIV to deal with the shame that they still may be going through, and some of the stigma they may face. I think there needs to be more empowerment things going on surrounding people living with HIV. We talk about wanting them to come out about their HIV status -- but are we actually talking about what can be done to help them to come out?

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