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Think Positive

Tuesday is World AIDS Day. The theme this year is Think Positive: Rethink HIV. The National AIDS Trust is asking people to share facts that will tackle stigma and dispel myths. Did you know that if someone diagnosed with HIV is on effective treatment they are not infectious and they have a normal life expectancy? Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the Don’t Die of Ignorance campaign; research and treatment has come a long way in three decades but there’s still more to do.

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  1. F Dot Leonora

    i love the red writing on you, and i love the message even more…let the ignorance stop!

  2. Chintz Curtain (@ChintzCurtain)

    Powerful message and incredibly timely with 1980s-style reporting of HIV of late. Wonderful – and very important – image. Jane xxx

  3. Marie Rebelle

    There’s so much more to do indeed. My friend died in 1999, long before there was effective treatment…
    Perfect message!
    Rebel xox

  4. beck03

    I love this. It’s a great way to present the message.

  5. bigmissnaughty

    BMN x

  6. kittykatsbitsandbobs

    Excellent message and beautifully delivered!

  7. HappyComeLucky

    These last three years have been the first time that I haven’t been actively involved in World Aids Day. Spreading knowledge and busting myths is still vital and needed now as much as ever. I am so glad to see this image.

  8. lovelustlondon

    It’s fantastic how far medicine has come with regards to this disease and if anything will make people sit up and take notice of the campaign this lovely image certainly will.

  9. Molly

    This is a stunning shot, the words really pop out of the image and I think the HIV message is one that has in recent times got a bit lost among the other STI’s and that is a shame because it is still so full of misinformation and stigma

  10. cherrytartblog

    A simple but stunning way to spread the message 🙂

  11. theotherlivvy

    That is such a perfect way to spread this message! So powerful and fitting. It’s so good! Xxx

  12. sub-Bee

    What a wonderful image to promote a very important message, especially with the re-emergence of sensationalised reporting we have seen of late.

  13. Tabitha R

    Very powerful and so important – thank you for sharing this lovely image x x

  14. The Photographer

    Great message , very thoughful x

  15. mmalflic

    What a wonderful picture and message.

  16. Modesty Ablaze (@ablazingmodesty)

    Just beautiful . . . your photo should be the billboard!!!
    Xxx – K

  17. cammiesonthefloor

    beautiful message of awareness on a beautiful body

  18. KaziG

    Love the message and the messenger 🙂
    And no, I did not know that… I guess the key word for me is “effective” treatment and as a nurse I could never be complacent in that regard. But I completely agree the stigma needs to go!!
    ~Kazi xxx

    • Exposing40

      You’re absolutely right. So many factors in whether a treatment is effective, like nutrition, adhering to timings etc. The difference you see in response to treatment in ‘the west’ compared to sub Sahara Africa where there is little food security is marked. A complex issue. Thanks for the comment. Xxx

  19. Eugene Noale

    Such a lovely canvas for such an important purpose.

  20. mariasibylla

    This is a gorgeous, bright, hopeful image. (The red lipstick on your skin is amazingly brilliant and of course perfect for the theme).
    There is still much work to be done, but isn’t it miraculous how far we’ve come in a relatively short time? Certainly we have far to go, but it gives me hope.

  21. Twigs at 100acresub

    Love this but so much more to do! Effective treatment is still a dream for so many. And the U.K. is one of the few countries in the world not to have an anti HIV strategy ! The arrogance of the govt is sickening on this.

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