I’ve Been There by Mei

About This Video

Mei is a young, Chinese American HIV test counselor who knows what it’s like to hear the words: “your test result came back positive.” Mei’s own experience testing positive for hepatitis B helped her treat her own clients with more compassion and understanding.

What does this video tell us about stigma?
How can we be supportive when someone discloses their HIV status? Mei learned from her experience to make sure to not pressure her client into deciding what to do next after telling them about their HIV diagnosis. What her story teaches us is that we must all be supportive of the decisions people living with HIV make, and know how to properly support them.

Date

March 10, 2014

Category

Avoiding Risk, Being Supportive, Staying Healthy, Women (Cis & Trans)