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Thursday, August 20, 2015

HIV & AIDS: ¿HOW DOES THE GAY COMMUNITY GET PAST THE STIGMA?

The gay community has made groundbreaking progress in terms of acceptance and equality in recent years, but there’s a dark cloud that’s been raining on our parties and parades since the early 1980s. Although we rally together to raise awareness and funds to dissipate that cloud, there are people out there who still shun those individuals who get caught out by the storm.

In spite of the encouraging strides made by society in recognising and validating the rights of the gay community, the challenges faced by HIV-positive men is still considerable. Despite public education programmes and equal rights legislation, stigmatisation continues to be widespread and can affect many aspects of life.”

For most HIV-positive men the problems they face are societal rather than medical. How do we as a community fix that?

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