HIV Stigma and Awareness: Time to Change Our Message -- A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight (April 5, 2012)
"We are not what people need to fear -- a substantial viral load due to people not getting tested and treated is. A lack of protecting others against transmission due to not knowing one's status is. Let's take the focus off us and put it where it belongs -- on the virus. Not being tested is dangerous. Not being tested is the pharaoh. Not us who know our status."
A Leper Colony by Any Other Name: A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram (March 5, 2012)
"I remember saying: "What? You think that people with HIV and AIDS should still be isolated and put away?" And he responded: "Yes!" ... I really was amazed to hear that come from him. Had no idea that people still felt that way, in 2012! Stigma is alive and well, people. And we have to educate. Gently."
The Problem of Stigma: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton (February 7, 2012)
"The stigma around HIV created an enormous amount of shame for people living with HIV/AIDS and their family. This stigma is embedded in American culture. In the 21st century it's become politically incorrect to talk negatively about HIV and people living with HIV openly, but the whispers float in our society just like the air we breathe."
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