Touch A Life, Share Your Advocacy Stories With HIV Advocates

January 25, 2015

 

Do you have something you’re very passionate about? Do you have strong opinions, a certain battle cry, a deep inclination about something near and dear to your heart? What are your advocacies?

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HIV Advocates , for their part, upholds the rights and interests of people with HIV. A global initiative that aims to share news, experiences, strategies and new tools that will energize human rights movements and communities fighting HIV/AIDS, HIV Advocates  also encourages stakeholders to interact online through the website. Through this online interaction, the public, patients, communities, non government agencies and other stakeholders are provided the platform to start conversations, discuss concerns and even come up with action plans. HIV Advocates  also regularly runs social media campaigns to fight the stigma and discrimination that remain to be challenges towards fighting HIV/AIDS. Some of these social media/hashtag campaigns include #IntoleranceVaccine, #AntiViolenceCondom as well as #AntiHatePill. Supported by Levi Strauss Foundation and powered by B-Change Foundation, HIV Advocates  encourages existing and would-be activists to explore the power of social media and other Internet avenues to help spread the message across – that discrimination and stigma against people with HIV/AIDS no longer have any place in society!

 

Do these advocacy measures interest you? You, too, can empower others by sharing your own advocacy stories. You, too, can touch a life by supporting an advocacy that now involves thousands of people all over the world.

You can do that by visiting HIV Advocates. Share your story and inspire others.

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HIV Advocates Denounce Laws That Criminalize HIV Status – Here’s Why

January 25, 2015

 

Laws that criminalize HIV status should be denounced as these pose a major threat to the human rights of people living with HIV including transgenders. This is one of the battle cries of HIV Advocates, a global initiative that aims to share news, experiences, strategies as well as new tools that will energize communities fighting HIV/AIDS.

HIV Advocates believes that laws against HIV transmission, for instance, encourage discrimination and threats against patients. In truth, more often than not, people living with HIV do not even realize that there is HIV transmission at the time of sexual intercourse. Both the carrier and the recipient are not aware of the HIV transfer. Hence, the laws that prosecute people who do not disclose their HIV status, for example, can disparately impact the LGBT (lesbian / gay / bisexual / transgender) community. In fact, according to the National HIV Criminalization Survey, 58% of transgenders living with HIV tend to avoid HIV testing due to fear of criminal prosecution.

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HIV Advocates wants to push for these laws to be reconsidered by lawmakers. They want to urge stakeholders to speak up and let their local government leaders see the impact of such laws. HIV Advocates wants to re-establish that trust in the justice system.

 

Do you share our views? Visit HIV Advocates and let us know. Share your opinions, be updated with the latest campaigns against HIV around the world and be a passionate ally of the group in fighting against stigma, discrimination and even abuse.

 

Join HIV Advocates online for advocacy resources, news and advice.

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