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AHF Continues Stigmatizing #HIV Campaign

Bad Stigma

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest service organization in the history of the world allegedly, continues their campaign called “Trust Him?”

AHF does some good work, I will imagine, but the continuance of decisions that rock the HIV awareness and activism boat makes it pretty hard to ever brag on them.  It’s probably why I listed them among the HIV crazies of last year.  This campaign, “Trust Him?”, continues that path marked by bad public relations, and an attempt that has me wondering if they are in this for prevention or for news bites?

Here are a few of the recent billboards created by AHF for this campaign.  (All images used are available here.)


What are your thoughts?

Do you think this campaign is stigmatizing by continuing the old message of “lying” and “intentionally transmitting HIV”?  Or are we all, including The Stigma Project, being too sensitive?

Let me know in the comments below. 

And here are few of the mock ads generated via social media.  These are pretty funny! 



Are We About To Eliminate HIV Elite Controllers?

Are We Medicating Our Potential HIV Cure?

HIV Positive Youch Me

[Video] Man: Touch Me. I am HIV Positive.