HIV stigmas, especially those based on harmful myths, can have a profoundly negative impact on people living with HIV. Often, HIV stigma can lead to prejudice and discrimination in many areas of life, including healthcare, employment, housing, relationships, and more.

All of us have a responsibility to dispel the harmful myths surrounding HIV and advocate for people who may be impacted by them. 

The red ribbon continues to be a powerful force in the efforts to increase public awareness of HIV and this year we continue to Rock It to fight the stigma faced by many living with HIV.