how best can we go about this?
I would like to pick up on some of the interesting points and questions made in response to my last video and blog posting.
Some points raised spoke to the possible stigma created by the use of my language such as my “intention to remain HIV negative” and the discussion about my negative status at all. One comment looked at changing the language of gay men generally around the topic of status altogether, as our HIV Negativity may be unknown or assumed. Others said that prevention efforts and messages are often inherently stigmatizing to those living with HIV. I’d be really interested to know what others may think.
Given what’s been said, what are appropriate ways HIV negative men can talk about status and wanting to remain HIV negative, without contributing to stigma?