Journey to Opening by Alice

About This Video

Alice–the mother of a young boy–recounts how she found out she was living with HIV. Her story highlights how HIV stigma affects not just individuals, but families and communities.

What does this video tell us about stigma?
How would you react if you heard someone being called “HIV”? Alice’s son is called “HIV” at school because of her status. Singling out her son because of fear is how stigma is spread, rather than using open and honest communication about how the virus is transmitted.

Category

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