STIGMA SPREADS HIV Challenge it GIVE HIV A HUG HIV stigma has existed since HIV was discovered. Today, the virus is 100% treatable, and preventable. But the stigma, as always, persists. Let’s step past stigma, and change what it means to be HIV positive by meeting hate, with love. Update HIV is a global campaign to fight harmful HIV stereotypes by challenging the term ‘HIV’ in 2023. Decades of stigma have prevented widespread treatment and prevention programs from taking off around the world. If we’re to meet the global goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030, then we need to bring radical new ideas into the fight against HIV. Desmond Tutu once said that “language does not describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.” That’s why we’re calling on politicians, scientists and community leaders and you. Change the Name of HIV. End the Stigma. #UpdateHIV Follow the story on TikTok and Instagram. UPDATE YOUR MIND Discover the basics of HIV with Dr. Gottfried Hirnschnall, the former WHO director of HIV & Hepatitis. HIV. AIDS. Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Antiretroviral Therapy. HIV Prevention. HIV Transmission. HIV Testing. HIV Treatment. HIV Symptoms. HIV Support Groups. WHAT COMES NEXT? We’re challenging what it means to be HIV positive and calling on the WHO to rename HIV in 2023. You can follow the story on social media here. If you want to help the campaign, share information about HIV, and encourage the people you know to practice safer sex.You can learn more on our HIV explained page or by exploring other online resources here.