Eddystone launches campaign to help overcome HIV stigma
posted by: Don Leslie
It’s World AIDS Day today and The Eddystone Trust has launched a new campaign aimed at overcoming HIV stigma.
The landscape for people living with HIV has improved drastically since the 1980s and with the help of medication, you can now live a long and normal life with HIV. Medication can also control the virus to a level where it is undetectable and impossible to pass on to another person even through condom-less sex.
One thing that remains constant is the stigma that people living with HIV face. The only way to tackle this stigma is to spread the message that we all have an HIV status. You’re either HIV positive or negative and although HIV continues to affect people across the globe it is now a fully manageable condition.
This year for World AIDS Day, Eddystone has produced a video statement aimed at overcoming stigma and educating people about HIV.
- Taking ‘the pill’. A different approach to make this method work best for you
- Does contraception affect fertility?
- The “male contraceptive”
- Does using contraception make you put on weight?
- Using a moon cup? Read this if you also have a coil in place..
- Updated blood pressure readings if you are taking combined hormonal contraception
- Does it hurt to have an IUC (coil) fitted?
- Using a reliable method of contraception.
- Holiday romance? Advice, including where to get emergency contraception abroad.
- New drop-in clinic in Okehampton
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