Positive Spin is a comprehensive digital educational tool that uses personal storytelling to promote the importance of getting people with HIV into treatment. The project was developed by HIV.gov with input from federal agencies, health care professionals, persons living with HIV and community-based HIV organizations.
Positive Spin features the personal experiences of five HIV-positive, gay black men who have successfully navigated the HIV care continuum, from diagnosis to treatment and, ultimately, to viral suppression, which helps those with HIV stay healthy, live longer and dramatically reduce their chances of passing the virus to others.
HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said that a key goal of the project is to promote and demonstrate digital storytelling as a tool for HIV outreach. “These compelling and emotionally engaging stories will serve as an important tool in helping to counter the misconceptions, stigma and discrimination that continue to create significant barriers to HIV testing and treatment for all populations."
Share your own HIV experience with a photo or video with the #mypositivespin hashtag to inspire other older adults to know their status, and to get and stay in care.
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To learn more about Positive Spin, view the video below: