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Help end HIV stigma in the Asian & Pacific Islander CommunityBeing silent about HIV can contribute to HIV infections. HIV stigma hurts individuals and the community as a whole. People are discriminated against, disowned from families, and fired from jobs. But by understanding its cause and listening to others’ experiences, we can help end HIV stigma through knowledge and action.
It all starts with talking about HIV and listening with compassion. The more knowledge you have about HIV stigma, the easier you can prevent it and help those who are living with HIV. If you believe in empowering each other to build a healthier community, please join us and read on.
Stories & VideosListen to stories about people in the community who have survived HIV and empowered themselves by sharing their experiences. These are true stories from Asian & Pacific Islanders recounting the ways in which HIV has affected and altered their lives. Listen with compassion and see the truth of stigma.
HIV Awareness DaySharing your story and learning from each other helps cultivate positive change for everyone. Your voice is important and we encourage you to get involved on HIV Awareness Day, whether it’s attending an event or simply listening to and supporting someone with HIV.
On May 19 — the National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, organizations around the country host events in their communities to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS-related stigma. Get involved by attending an event in your area.View Upcoming Events