Drop The Attitude

Studies show that people who face stigma often end up in poorer housing and lower paid jobs and are more likely to be affected by poorer physical and mental health. But, the most damaging symptoms of stigma are those that lead to isolation, depression and in the worst cases suicide.

Although most people know that HIV cannot be transmitted through holding hands or sharing a cup, concerningly, this knowledge is not consistently reflected in many people’s behaviour towards people who are HIV positive. There is a disconnect between what we know and how we choose to apply this knowledge.