How we talk about HIV/AIDS matters

Language and activism have a necessarily fraught relationship: the right words can define successful activism just as the wrong ones can undermine it. For activism like that in the fight against HIV/AIDS, one unfortunately inextricable from misconception and stigma, language proves especially significant. Put simply, how we talk about HIV/AIDS matters. In any successful allyship, … Continue reading How we talk about HIV/AIDS matters

The science behind HIV & the potential for a cure

Human Immunodeficiency Virus, otherwise known as HIV, is a virus that is ubiquitous in social, political, and media-related contexts, yet is often poorly understood. Understanding the science behind HIV/AIDS is crucial to combating stigma as many negative misconceptions about the virus stem from a lack of knowledge about the biology that underlies HIV and AIDS, … Continue reading The science behind HIV & the potential for a cure

UCLA Professor & HIV/AIDS Activist Fights Stigma in and out of Classroom

Long before there was a Pediatric AIDS Coalition at UCLA, there was a passionate professor who was bringing awareness to the cause through a class called MAKE ART/STOP AIDS in UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures Department (WAC). The exhibition created by the class was displayed in the Fowler Museum of Cultural History in 2006, teaching … Continue reading UCLA Professor & HIV/AIDS Activist Fights Stigma in and out of Classroom