The Stigma Project

A grassroots organization that aims to lower the HIV infection rate and neutralize stigma through education via social media and advertising.

Referring to a negative HIV status as “clean” is offensive and harmful. It implies that someone who is positive is dirty or unclean. It’s also a very easy way to cause confusion around disclosing, because regardless of how you mean it, HIV+ people are still clean. Wash what you say! End the status war!

Referring to a negative HIV status as “clean” is offensive and harmful. It implies that someone who is positive is dirty or unclean. It’s also a very easy way to cause confusion around disclosing, because regardless of how you mean it, HIV+ people are still clean. Wash what you say! End the status war!