If you’re still refusing to kiss someone merely because of their status you don’t know HIV. Saliva alone does not contain a sufficient amount of the virus. So unless both individuals have bloody gums or open sores in their mouth there is no transmission risk from playing a little tonsil hockey. Now pucker up and LIKE The Stigma Project on Facebook!
A grassroots organization that aims to lower the HIV infection rate and neutralize stigma through education via social media and networking.
The Stigma Project seeks to create an HIV neutral world, free of judgement and fear by working with both positive and negative individuals from all walks of life, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, race, or background. We aim to lower the HIV infection rate by defeating the stigma that strengthens it.
It’s (Y)OURS ± We strongly encourage you to not only LIKE our page but SHARE our posts and creative materials!
In order to succeed in our mission (above) we need visibility from both sides of the spectrum. So whether your HIV-positive or HIV-negative, you should to be informed of the constantly evolving state of HIV/AIDS. We’re here to help! We ask that you join us in our attempt to defeat stigma and educate the world. Join the neutral revolution!
Smart, honest and forward thinking! This is not your typical HIV conversation.
On November 14, 2011, Magnet hosted “Magnetic Couples: When Opposites Attract”. The forum aimed to provide information about new research and findings about prevention opportunities for serodiscordant couples. Audience members also heard about “ground level” experiences from researchers and clinicians.
Serodiscordant (sero-discordant) is a term used to describe a couple in which one partner is HIV positive and the other is HIV negative. Serodiscordant relationships are also referred to as “magnetic”. The term seroconcordant is its antonym, used to describe a couple in which both partners are of the same HIV status (i.e. both are HIV positive or both are HIV negative).
In this clip are representatives from the Gay Couples Study, an HIV prevention study that is part of the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality at San Francisco State University (Lynae Darbes, PhD – Co-Investigator Sean Beougher, MA – Project Director):
In this clip are representatives from San Francisco’s Department of Public Health:
Grant Colfax, MD – Director of HIV Prevention Section
Special thanks to Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Lavender Lounge Studios. Novice project of Guard TheO Pressed.