Check out amfAR’s interview with Danny Roberts, in which he discusses coming out as HIV positive, what the diagnosis means to him, and the stigma associated with individuals who are positive. It’s important to keep people’s stories in mind as we move to eliminate HIV and HIV stigma. They give you insight into the daily struggles of someone you may know with the virus.
You can read the interview at amfAR.org
This year’s AIDS Walk theme is U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable). It was chosen to spread the message of the U=U campaign, which aims to: dismantle HIV stigma in the community, reduce the shame and fear of sexual transmission of HIV, encourage people with HIV to start and stay on treatment, and strengthen the advocacy efforts for greater access to treatment, care, and diagnostics. If you haven’t heard of the campaign, know little of it, or if you don’t know much about the science behind U=U, go to preventionaccess.org to educate yourself.