Those are frightening numbers--but they are not inevitable. There are many efforts underway to counter these projections. Watch this video to learn more about the CDC projections and what is being done to prevent new HIV infections among key populations.
But for those who already have HIV, it’s important to see that there are other people who are living full and healthy lives with the virus. Positive Spin, a digital educational tool that spotlights some of those powerful personal stories, works to: raise awareness about the HIV care continuum; encourage people living with HIV to get into treatment; and counter the shame and stigma so often associated with HIV.Positive Spin features the true stories of five black, gay men living with HIV who have successfully navigated the care continuum. In a series of compelling videos, they speak about their paths from initial diagnosis with HIV to the final stage of the continuum—achieving viral suppression—which means that medication and treatment have helped them get their HIV under control. The videos can spur critical conversations about the importance of getting tested, getting into care, staying in care, and achieving viral suppression.