I know that stigma is still an issue—even for those of us who address HIV and AIDS every day. In fact, when I told other people that I would be getting an HIV test and filming it, a long pause in the conversation almost always followed.
The videos, this blog, and our HIV story initiative, "I Know. I Took the Test." is an attempt to address that stigma – to provide stories of real people like you and me. Peer-to-peer sharing is a cornerstone of new media. Through this blog, we can continue to share our experiences and respond to HIV through new media channels.
I hope that our widgets, videos and blog this past National HIV Testing Day have inspired you to take an HIV test-- not just on this past Saturday, but year-round.
Looking for your local HIV testing center? Send a text message with your ZIP code to âKNOWITâ (566948)