Reach one, teach one: let's get rid of the stigma
Results of a recent study published in the October issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine are circulating today (http://bit.ly/2uWu17) on how the feeling of stigmatization that people living with HIV often experience doesn't only take a psychological toll, but it can also have a negative effect on health outcomes. Researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA found that a large number of HIV+ individuals who reported feeling stigmatized also reported poor access to care or suboptimal adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is just one of many reasons why this blog, A Girl Like Me, was developed. The more we are able to talk about HIV, the better chances we will have of reducing stigma around this disease. There is an old saying, “Reach one, teach one,” which seems pretty fitting. As we start to add more voices and contributors to this blog (coming soon!), our hope is that other women who may feel isolated and alone can see how there are others out there like them, living with the disease and maybe even sharing similar life experiences. If even one woman visiting this blog is able to feel less stigmatized about her HIV disease because of what she reads here, then we are reaching our goal!
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