Friday, November 30, 2012

AIDS Stigmas Remain

For World AIDS Day (Dec 1), a story from The Interpreter, the official magazine of The United Methodist Church which is also available for free on-line subscription:

Can you get AIDS from a mosquito bite? How about eating food prepared by someone who has the disease? Or drinking after someone who is HIV-positive?

The Rev. Deborah Tanksley-Brown says some people still believe the answer to those questions is yes, despite all the information known about HIV/AIDS.

And without the facts, she says, people who don't have the disease are at risk of contracting it and those who do face stigmas that can isolate them from family, friends and faith communities.

See the entire article.

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