About This Video
In “Regret,” Sincera Fritz shares her first, fearful encounter with a person living with HIV. She bravely describes her personal struggle with HIV stigma and is now an HIV prevention outreach worker and powerful advocate for people living with HIV. Sincera is from Chuuk, in the Federated States of Micronesia (one of the six US-affiliated Pacific Islander Jurisdictions).
What does this video tell us about stigma?
How can our own fear of HIV hold us back from understanding? Sincera was afraid to talk to the man on the boat because she was scared of HIV. Now she has learned more about HIV and is working on HIV prevention. By overcoming her fear about HIV, she is able to see people living with HIV as people and not their disease.
January 20, 2014