Over the years some have used the terms HIV and AIDS as if these are interchangeable and The Stigma Project is helping change this. HIV and AIDS are not the same thing and this group is educating the public in an effort to help everyone know the difference.
Apparently the term AIDS, which is acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, has been used when speaking of someone who has HIV, which is human immunodeficiency virus. The terms are not interchangeable.
Information here is shared on the Facebook page for The Stigma Project and tells readers about the group and their mission:
A grassroots organization that seeks to eliminate HIV stigma through art, provocation, awareness, and education.
The Stigma Project seeks to eliminate the stigma of HIV & AIDS on a global scale, through awareness, art, provocation, education and by inspiring a spirit of living "HIV Neutral."
The website for The Stigma Project offers valuable information for anyone interested in learning more or helping this organization.
To learn more about the groups in the Charlotte are that provide information and assistance for anyone interested in learning more about what they can do, visit one of the following sites:
- Carolina Rain http://www.carolinarain.org/
- Carolina Care http://carolinascare.org/
- Metrolina Aids Project http://www.metrolinaaidsproject.org/
- NC Community Aids Fund http://nccommunityaidsfund.org/
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