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.