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Author Topic: HIV Stigma - Struggling with stigma (Apron for Wade)  (Read 775 times)

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HIV Stigma - Struggling with stigma (Apron for Wade)
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:18:35 pm »
Seriously horrendous the ongoing levels of HIV stigma, this is US readers polled mostly but I know personally in Ireland it is also still shockingly high and something to fight against.


HIV stigma is one of the biggest challenges to ending the epidemic. It can affect a person’s ability to access HIV testing, counseling, education, care, support and treatment. You can help combat stigma by supporting those living with the virus and educating others about HIV.

How often do you face HIV-related stigma?

38%    Frequently

29%    Occasionally

33%    Rarely

86% of POZ readers say HIV-related stigma has made dating/relationships more difficult.

71% say HIV-related stigma has prevented them from seeking care, treatment or support.

62% say HIV-related stigma has isolated them from their family or friends.

60% say HIV-related stigma has adversely affected their career.

Okay I know this is a serious topic however I had to laugh.

“I got HIV from pasta. Said no one ever.”

Ludicrous food contamination "Am I infected" questions tend to be Wade's specialty. I'm temped to order an Apron for Wade with: "HIV & Pasta said no one ever, but Fried chicken don't ask!" ;D

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