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Journey to Opening by Alice

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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. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']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. [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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Ma Ane’i Au (I Am Here) by Raymond Alejo

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Raymond Alejo shares how his role as his family's healer and kahu--a Hawaiian spiritual leader--helped him deal with his drug addiction and live a full life with HIV. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']How can spirituality help people living with HIV? Raymond uses Hawaiian cultural practices to help overcome his addiction and lead a full life with HIV. For people with life threatening illnesses, religion and spirituality can help people by providing support in times of need. [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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Power of Knowledge by Eleanor Setik

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Eleanor shares how the "Power of Knowledge" can make the difference between support and rejection, an advocate or a stigmatizer. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']Are provider’s attitudes important for helping patients? The fear of HIV led to poor care and treatment for patient living with HIV. Eleanor’s story shows doctors and nurses can’t let fear stop them from treating their patients with respect and dignity. [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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Everybody Came by Tony

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Tony shares how he kept avoiding getting tested for HIV, even as his health deteriorated. Eventually, he ended up in the hospital where he found the healing power of family support. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']Can avoiding testing make people sicker? Fear of testing positive, even while living with HIV, means treatment gets delayed, leading to hospitalization. Tony was very sick before going to the hospital. What happened to him could have been avoided if he sought treatment earlier. [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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Every Father’s Day by Sarya

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Sarya is a young, Cambodian American man who struggles with disclosing family secrets to his nephew. AIDS has touched his family in deep and painful ways. As a family caretaker, Sarya knows he has to have the difficult conversations--the question is, when? [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']When is the right time to disclose that someone has died from HIV? Sarya struggles with telling his nephew the story of his father’s death. In deciding, Sarya carefully weighs how his nephew will react. What would you do if you were in Sarya’s position? [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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How Knowledge Talks to the Heart

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Marson’s story talks about "How Knowledge Talks to the Heart". He learned to support people living with HIV by listening to their experiences with compassion. Since then, Marson has grown into a courageous youth leader and HIV prevention educator. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']Why do you think people fear HIV? Marson changed his views after hearing a speaker say “the risk isn’t with those who know their status, but with those that don’t.” He learned to move past his fear through listening to people living with HIV. [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion] ...

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Courage to Live On by Martin Q. Barcinas

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Martin says that “Living with AIDS is a daily struggle.” By the time Martin was diagnosed with HIV, it had already progressed to AIDS, but he is finding the "Courage to Live On" by sharing his story with others living with or affected by HIV. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10' down='10'] [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#cccccc' thickness='1' up='10' down='10'] [vc_accordion style='accordion'] [vc_accordion_tab title='What does this video tell us about stigma?' icon='' icon_color='']How can families support help people living with HIV? Martin’s family wants to keep his diagnosis a secret from his nieces and nephews, but he needs their support to help him stay healthy. Feeling loved and supported can help people stay on treatment.  [/vc_accordion_tab] [/vc_accordion]...

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