About This Video
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.
What does this video tell us about stigma?
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.
February 17, 2014