Overarching thesis: Stigma leftover from the early HIV/AIDs epidemic often debilitates current patients leaving them with ineffective knowledge of prevention and treatment.
While HIV/AIDs is more prevalent in “high risk” communities, prevention often ignores the larger demographic of impoverished people.
Developing advanced disease fighting drugs alone is not the key to solving the HIV/AIDs crisis, but rather making treatment and prevention accessible to all.
Women suffering or who have suffered relationship abuse develop psychological effects that damage their ability to negotiate safe sex putting them at higher risk of HIV/AIDs
With the right treatment, people with HIV/AIDs can have happy healthy relationships even though many suffer from stigma and believe they can never find love and intimacy.