“When it was a secret, the darkness was consuming me. I was afraid, lonely, and could not see a life after being HIV-positive.”
Christine’s story highlights a common experience felt by people living with HIV when disclosing their status. In fact, a majority of participants from the HIV Stigma Index (over 80%) expected others to treat them negatively because of their HIV status.
Let’s be open to people’s unique experiences, get informed and stop the stigma!