LETS STAND TOGETHER AND STOP HIV STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION

Lungu Wellington
Posted May 31, 2020 from Zambia
LETS STAND TOGETHER AND STOP HIV STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION

LETS STAND TOGETHER AND STOP HIV STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION                          #@TAKE ACTION !

What can I do to stop HIV stigma?

There are many ways we can all fight HIV stigma in our lives and in our community, whether you are HIV-positive or HIV-negative:     √•Break_The_Silence surrounding HIV stigma in our community. Talk about your experiences, fears and concerns about getting HIV or transmitting HIV with friends, a counselor, or a partner. Learn how to better deal with and react when someone tells you they have HIV.

  •  √•Take_Responsibility's:  for the prevention of HIV. The prevention of HIV is a responsibility that all people share – HIV-positive, HIV-negative and HIV status unknown.
  •     √•Challenge attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that contribute to HIV stigma. Don’t be a silent witness to it when it happens around you.

Avoid using language that overtly stigmatizes others.

  •     √•Treat people with HIV as you would treat anyone else: with respect, empathy, and compassion.

Get informed about how to protect yourself from HIV and be confident in that knowledge. We know how to prevent HIV.

  •   √•If you have difficulty playing safe, take charge of your sexual health and get the help you need to ensure you do not get infected with or transmit HIV.

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Tamarack Verrall
May 31
May 31

Hi Lungu,
It is so encouraging to read about this work being done, and to see your beautiful faces, such a strong team together. We need to get rid of all the ignorance and have more groups like yours available.

Kabahenda
Jun 02
Jun 02

Great work! Keep it up!

HIV/AIDs has been with us now for almost 40 years and it shocking to see the ignorance that still surrounds it!

You are doing a lot to educate the public. Keep it up.

Anita Shrestha
Jun 03
Jun 03

Thank u for sharing

Hello, Lungu,

How are you? What a lovely photo and vibrant smiles!

Thank you for sharing your recommendations on how to stop the HIV discrimination. This is very important for everyone to know. Please keep writing!

Thank you for

Chi8629
Jun 07
Jun 07

Thank you for sharing.