Combat Towards HIV Stigma — Your Phrases Can Make a Distinction


Slide 1: Combat Towards Stigma — Tips on how to Discuss About HIV

Stigma hurts, however your phrases can heal. This fast information will train you what to say to assist break the stigma.

Slide 2: What’s HIV stigma?

What’s HIV stigma?

Damaging attitudes and beliefs about individuals with HIV.

How does stigma damage?

Stigma usually results in discrimination.

Stigma makes individuals really feel remoted and ashamed, and may maintain them from getting the assistance they want.

Slide 3: Girls and HIV

  • 1 in 4 individuals residing with HIV within the U.S. are ladies.
  • Of girls residing with HIV within the U.S., ladies of coloration have the very best charges of HIV-related deaths.
  • Girls of all ages, races and ethnicities can get HIV.

Decreasing stigma can encourage ladies to achieve out to get the care they want.

Slide 4: What to say: HIV fundamentals

HIV means human immunodeficiency virus. If left untreated, HIV can result in AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Don’t say: AIDS when referring to the human immunodeficiency (HIV) virus

As a substitute, say: HIV

💬 Do you know HIV will be managed with the correct medical care?

Slide 5: What to say: Actual individuals

An individual is way more than a medical analysis.

Don’t say: Sufferers, victims, victims, contaminated, sick, positives, HIVers, carriers

As a substitute, say: Folks/particular person with HIV, individuals/particular person with AIDS, individuals/particular person residing with HIV and/or AIDS

💬 There are many ways in which individuals residing with HIV can shield their companions.

Slide 6: What to say: Pals, not enemies

Stigmatizing language turns individuals in opposition to one another. Use your phrases to interrupt down limitations.

Don’t say: To battle HIV and/or AIDS, warfare in opposition to HIV/AIDS, catch or move on HIV

As a substitute, say: Response to HIV and AIDS, be recognized with, purchase or transmit HIV

💬 Consciousness is a giant a part of the response to HIV and AIDS.

Slide 7: What to say: Exact is sweet

Exact phrases are higher for sharing correct data.

Don’t say: Unprotected intercourse

As a substitute, say: Intercourse with no condom

💬 Having intercourse with no condom can put you in danger for getting HIV.

Slide 8: What to say: Be actual about threat

Being common about threat can result in blame the place it doesn’t belong.

Don’t say: Danger, dangerous habits, high-risk teams, drug customers

As a substitute, say: Populations with a excessive [rate], individuals with [specific] threat components, individuals who inject medicine

💬 Individuals who inject medicine are at excessive threat of getting HIV.

Slide 9: What to say: Undetectable = Untransmittable

In the event you’re being handled for HIV and your viral masses are undetectable, you cannot transmit the virus via intercourse.

Don’t say: In the event you’re not contaminated with HIV, you’ll be able to’t transmit the virus

As a substitute, say: Individuals who have an undetectable viral load don’t transmit the an infection via intercourse

💬 Folks with undetectable viral masses can’t transmit the virus via intercourse.

Slide 10: Communicate in opposition to stigma

The phrases we are saying matter.

Study HIV fundamentals so you understand the details.

Select language that breaks stigma.

And converse up about what you understand.

This useful resource was created with help from Gilead.