9 Ugly Faces of HIV Stigma

Tyler Curry
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Stigma surrounding HIV has become almost synonymous with the virus itself. But what does "HIV stigma" mean, exactly?

It isn’t something that can easily defined. Instead, HIV stigma must be examined through the collective experiences of the people who have been affected by the virus and those who suffer from AIDS.

These are nine faces of HIV stigma.  

The Boy Who Avoids Getting Tested.

He knows that an HIV test is long overdue, but his fears and insecurities about his past have him coming up with any excuse to avoid getting tested. He tells new partners that he is negative. What you don’t know won’t hurt you, right?

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