I'm HIV positive. Touch me?

Halish Medi

halish

I'm HIV positive. Touch me?

July 06 2015


A short but emotional video which demonstrates the stigma surrounding people who are HIV positive.

Watching it, I found myself wondering if I had passed him .. if I had saw his sign .. would I have touched him?

I think (and it's horrible to say) that I would of hesitated but I have no idea why I would hesitate.

I hope posting it doesn't upset anyone in our community who may be HIV positive, but if anybody is comfortable talking about it I'd love to hear your thoughts on any stigma that exists.
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Steven

stevenb4978

I'm HIV positive. Touch me?

July 06 2015
What a brave man, I would have hugged him! :(
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Michael Sawyer

mykaels

I'm HIV positive. Touch me?

July 06 2015
I would have hugged him. Though I am negative, I have lost 8 friends in my lifetime to HIV. I had to get over my fear really fast in the early 90's and it no longer scares me.
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Shawn

Parker

I'm HIV positive. Touch me?

July 07 2015
I have HIV+ friends. I would have definitely hugged him. You can't get it by touching someone.
Andrea Maria

AndreaMaria

I'm HIV positive. Touch me?

July 07 2015
Quote by Parker
... You can't get it by touching someone.


Precisely.


Yes. I would have hugged him.
David

Keioel

I'm HIV positive. Touch me?

July 08 2015
I probably wouldn't have hugged him simply because I'm disinclined to hug or touch a complete and total stranger in public. However, I have no problem hugging or even making out with my HIV+ friends so...