Slide 1: Battle Towards Stigma — The way to Discuss About HIV
Stigma hurts, however your phrases can heal. This fast information will educate you what to say to assist break the stigma.
Slide 2: What’s HIV stigma?
What’s HIV stigma?
Destructive attitudes and beliefs about individuals with HIV.
How does stigma harm?
Stigma typically results in discrimination.
Stigma makes individuals really feel remoted and ashamed, and might hold them from getting the assistance they want.
Slide 3: Girls and HIV
- 1 in 4 individuals dwelling with HIV within the U.S. are ladies.
- Of girls dwelling with HIV within the U.S., ladies of coloration have the best charges of HIV-related deaths.
- Girls of all ages, races and ethnicities can get HIV.
Lowering 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 might be managed with the suitable medical care?
Slide 5: What to say: Actual individuals
An individual is far more than a medical prognosis.
Don’t say: Sufferers, victims, victims, contaminated, sick, positives, HIVers, carriers
As a substitute, say: Individuals/particular person with HIV, individuals/particular person with AIDS, individuals/particular person dwelling with HIV and/or AIDS
💬 There are many ways in which individuals dwelling with HIV can defend their companions.
Slide 6: What to say: Mates, not enemies
Stigmatizing language turns individuals in opposition to one another. Use your phrases to interrupt down obstacles.
Don’t say: To battle HIV and/or AIDS, conflict in opposition to HIV/AIDS, catch or go on HIV
As a substitute, say: Response to HIV and AIDS, be recognized with, purchase or transmit HIV
💬 Consciousness is an enormous a part of the response to HIV and AIDS.
Slide 7: What to say: Exact is sweet
Exact phrases are higher for sharing correct info.
Don’t say: Unprotected intercourse
As a substitute, say: Intercourse with out a condom
💬 Having intercourse with out a condom can put you in danger for getting HIV.
Slide 8: What to say: Be actual about threat
Being basic 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 hundreds are undetectable, you can’t transmit the virus by 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 by intercourse
💬 Individuals with undetectable viral hundreds can’t transmit the virus by intercourse.
Slide 10: Converse in opposition to stigma
The phrases we are saying matter.
Study HIV fundamentals so you already know the details.
Select language that breaks stigma.
And communicate up about what you already know.
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