Injection by Stacia Ohira
About This Video
“I was predestined to become HIV positive,” says Stacia Ohira. In “Injection,” Stacia details the conditions in her life that increased her HIV risk as a transgender woman–family rejection, drugs, homelessness, sex work, incarceration–and the acceptance and support she eventually found with her community and children.
What does this video tell us about stigma?
How do rejection and homelessness affect HIV risk? Because many people in the transgender community are thrown out by their families, they lose the support they need to stay healthy. Many employers discriminate against transgender women, leading to desperate situations for survival. How have your family or community helped you face health problems in the past?