Tag Archives: Stigma

Clean, DDF, STD Free Only

It’s essential to examine how we talk about HIV if we are going to understand and prevent it.

My Positive Life

Here’s some food for thought. When you are posting an ad with these tags, you’re not lowering your risk for sexually transmitted infections.
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Consider this: Most people who have an STD don’t know it!

Hooking up with someone with HIV can be safe. Condoms are of course the default, much like a seat belt during sex. But did you know that someone who is undetectable and on medication lowers the risk of transmitting the virus by up to 96%. To give you some perspective on what this means one source is quoted with saying that condoms are 98% effective. Ponder that for a moment. Also, referring to yourself as clean (though it seems to be the norm) is largely a ridiculous claim. The only way to know if you are not infected is to get tested for STD’s including HIV regularly if you participate in sex with multiple partners.

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Born Into Brothels

Stunning documentary!

CHENNAI YOUTH TIMEZ

Born Into Brothels 2004 [Oscar winning documentary]

Posted by infianant on YOUTUBE

The most stigmatized people in Calcutta‘s red light district are not the prostitutes, but their children. In the face of abject poverty, abuse, and despair, these kids have little possibility of escaping their mother’s fate or for creating another type of life.

In Born into Brothels, directors Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman chronicle the amazing transformation of the children they come to know in the red light district. Briski, a professional photographer, gives them lessons and cameras, igniting latent sparks of artistic genius that reside in these children who live in the most sordid and seemingly hopeless world.

SOURCE : kids-with-cameras.org

 

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Op-Ed: HIV Quarantines? They Already Exist | Advocate.com

 

Op-Ed: HIV Quarantines? They Already Exist | Advocate.com

Chinese Women With HIV Suffer Harassment and Stigma

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Check out this interesting article about the unique challenges faced by Positive Chinese Women

Chinese Women With HIV Suffer Harassment and Stigma