The "Stigma is So Last Season," Panel discussion is a forum on HIV and how stigma negatively affects the community, specifically communities of color. Knowledge about HIV prevention, transmission and care can offset the stigma that is caused by misinformation. As we know, People living with HIV are not only stigmatized by others but they also stigmatize themselves due to perceived stigma or experience of discrimination, which have serious consequences, such as low self esteem, depression, self isolation, and eventually low motivation to seek proper treatment. It is the goal of this discussion to touch on each of these areas and offer a call to action to the community.
This discussion is Free of charge and geared toward ages 12 and up.