Articles tagged with: HIV stigma

What Do the Public Think of Us?

published: February, 22, 2011 Categories // Guest Authors

Have public attitudes to HIV/AIDS changed? Two recent surveys and a TV spot on the way people living with HIV are perceived today say yes

What Do the Public Think of Us?

First off, we have a neat little 7:40 spot from last week's ABC New series What Would You Do? It’s a set up designed to test the reaction of patrons of a restaurant in New Jersey on discovering that they have an HIV-positive diner in their midst. The concept for this segment was actually submitted to ABC by Vickie Lynn, a past contributor to PositiveLite.com’s revolving doors column. ABC won't let me embed the video but the link is here. You need to understand the setup: the

5 Ton Pink Elephant

Two weeks ago a young woman, Toni Proctor gave me a surprise phone call. She had been referred to me via one of my local health department colleagues.

Two weeks ago a young woman, Toni Proctor gave me a surprise phone call. She had been referred to me via one of my local health department colleagues. Her favourite aunt, after a 20 year battle, died from AIDS, resulting in her creating a new HIV/AIDS organization, "Break The Silence, Save A Life. She was now organizing a fundraiser to raise money for AIDS/HIV awareness. After she read my PositiveLite.com posts, she asked me to be a featured speaker for this event. Nervously I accepted, and wa

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