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, 2020
May 31, 2020

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 KIGGUNDU
Jun 02, 2020
Jun 02, 2020

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, 2020
Jun 03, 2020

Thank u for sharing

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jun 03, 2020
Jun 03, 2020

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, 2020
Jun 07, 2020

Thank you for sharing.

Feka
Jul 24, 2020
Jul 24, 2020

Let us unite to kill ignorance. Most stigma is a result of a lack of knowledge on certain issues. Thank you for the great job you and your team are doing

SanPatagonia
Aug 17, 2020
Aug 17, 2020

Hola Lungu...
As I read the title of your post I wonder what kind of world we're still condoning when HIV stigma and discrimination is still part of any person everyday life...
When I got to your line "Don’t be a silent witness to it when it happens around you", I found an answer and then I read: "Treat people with HIV as you would treat anyone else: with respect, empathy, and compassion"
So basic. So human. So "must". And yet, so frequently forgotten. Empathy is one of our constant debts as global society. So, yes, we must stop silent witnessing and take action. Still. Because we haven't walked the whole road yet.
Thank you for sharing and rising a voice for us on that!
San

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Nov 17, 2020
Nov 17, 2020

Hi Lungu,
Thank you so much for your post. You are truly doing amazing work and the world needs to know how to treat people with HIV. We need to be more sensitive towards their feelings. Thank you once again for sharing.