2 months ago
Research shows that while most Americans understand how HIV is transmitted, fear, discrimination and misperceptions continue to hamper progress against the disease. In fact, stigma associated with HIV is major barrier to HIV prevention efforts. For example, stigma often keeps those at risk for HIV from using condoms or seeking testing. As well, those diagnosed with HIV are often less likely to seek the care and treatment they need to stay healthy, prolong their lives and avoid transmitting HIV to others.
By helping to reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV, and educating Americans about HIV risk and how to prevent it. WE CAN END HIV IF:
all gay, bi and queer guys who are sexually active are staying safe – condoms still provide the most effective barrier for preventing the transmission of HIV and other STIs.
those same guys test at least twice a year, more often if they’re not staying safe.
people living with HIV treat as early as possible, to protect their own health and, if possible, reduce their viral loads to undetectable so the risk of passing on HIV during unprotected sex is radically reduced.
everyone fights HIV stigma – uncompromisingly.