I have experienced a great change in my life since I accepted my status and decided to move on. Unlike my past, when I used to live without peace and my heart full of guilt and pain.
Things drastically changed when I acknowledged that I was HIV-positive and decided to lead a positive life. Now I can smile, make fun and interact with people freely, without fear of victimization nor stigmatisation because the guilt is no longer part of me.
I used to fear issues to do with stigma but I came to understand that stigma starts from within oneself. Whenever one has a perception that he or she is neglected in society, that spirit builds up from that moment!
And whenever we get rid of that feeling of neglect, courage and confidence build right away and we feel safe. Accepting our status builds up courage and courage builds up confidence and the confidence builds up peace and this turns up to build a peaceful co-existence.
Take an initiative to stop stigma in you and people will stop stigma against you!!!!!