HIV continues to be a problem in the South. The South is less densely populated than other areas of the country, but still has more than its share of incidences of HIV infections. A part of the problem lies with stigma. The dictionary defines stigma as “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.” HIV stigma presents itself in the following ways: irrational fear, aversion to testing and self-care, discrimination, and resistance to treatment.
The Halt HIV/AIDS Movement (#hham) seeks to increase the understanding of HIV prevention methods and HIV itself. There have been many advancements since we were first introduced to this disease. This campaign will highlight many of those advancements, along with an exploration of gender, sexual orientation, and HIV status. These images can be seen that The Hub (2217 6th Ave S. Birmingham, AL 35233).
We need to normalize testing and stop the negative conversations about HIV and people living with HIV.

Posted by Game Changer Bham on Friday, March 9, 2018