How have others responded to your child's HIV status?
"People have responded very well to disclosure. Education is key! We haven't experienced any negativity. " -Debbie
"99% of the people in our lives have been supportive and accepting. The 1% was sad but entirely due to a lack of education. This convinced us even further to be a 'full disclosure' family. Spreading knowledge is the only way stigma will ever end."
Honesty I expected more resistance than we've received. The vast majority have been accepting of our child with HIV. -Chantelle
Is stigma an issue anymore?
-AED Center on AIDS and Community Health
"In the United States we're seeing that individuals are still weary of disclosing their HIV status for fear of being ostracized by their families or loved ones."
- Frank Beadle de Palomo, senior vice president and director of the AED Center on AIDS & Community Health