HIV is Only Dangerous if You Don’t Know it’s There

Arizona Department of Health Services reframes HIV prevention in an ad campaign that moves away from fear-mongering and stigmatizing people with HIV.

John Sapero of the Arizona’s HIV Prevention Program told The New York Times, "We needed a coordinated media strategy and it needed really to focus less on fear-based messaging and more on empowering people.”

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Strategy helps prevent HIV across Australia

About 500,000 needles and syringes have been distributed to Northern Territory drug injectors in the past year. The NT’s Aids &Hepatitis Council also revealed there was a reported 7000 “episodes of service” to clients to the Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs exchange in the same period. Across the country, 30 million needles and syringes were distributed in the past 12 months.

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We have the tools to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic

In the summer of 1981, the world became aware of a mysterious new disease that was seen initially among a relatively small group of gay men in the US and was soon shown to be caused by the human immunodeficiency virus.

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