STIGMA

There is internal and external stigma attached to having HIV. Those who feel stigmatized often feel outcast and marked as being different. This can lead to fears, prejudices or negative attitudes which can cause people to not get the help they need.

How Can We End or Stop Stigma?

  • Get the Facts
  • Educate Others
  • Be aware of Attitudes and Behaviors
  • Respect Others
  • Normalizing- HIV is like any other disease
  • Humanizing- Anyone can be living with HIV

U = U

U=U means Undetectable is Untransmittable. It is an anti-stigma campaign that supports HIV prevention and treatment in that if a person is undetectable, science confirms that they cannot pass the virus.