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40 years later, stigma still overshadows HIV prevention

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In 1981, the first case of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was diagnosed. The virus that causes AIDS, became a thing to be feared for people in the LGBTQ+ community, who also became a scapegoat for its existence.

On World AIDS Day, we remember that even when things have changed since then in the treatment and prevention of HIV and AIDS, activists around the world have learned that this epidemic is also a battle for access to sexual and reproductive healthcare, and it’s still a fight against stigma.

In this episode: 

  • Dázon Dixon Diallo (@DazonDiallo), Founder of SisterLove, Inc., a women's HIV/AIDS & Reproductive Justice organization in Atlanta and South Africa 
  • Justin C. Smith, Director of the Campaign to End AIDS at Positive Impact Health Centers (@PIHC_Atlanta)

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