In this new day and age, many people still have a hazed view of AIDS & HIV and all the things that it revolves around. Often times, one uses this as an adjective, something that describes someone. This is most definitely not the case; people are worth more than the labels that are associated with these viruses and diseases.
Stigma hurts everybody. It creates an atmosphere of angst and bias toward people; people who are worth more than just a disease.
It is good to know that as each day passes, more and more effort is shown to support and break the stigma of AIDS and the like.
Now, thousands of organizations around the world work hand in hand to shed light on topics that have been previously misjudged and overlooked by many. Soon, through a collective effort, we can hopefully live in a world free of this stigma.