Journalists have a substantial influence on the public’s attitudes about HIV and AIDS. The emphasis the media often places on breaking news and reporting from law enforcement officials can give people a skewed view of individuals living with HIV, leading to misperceptions and even discrimination. This style guide, compiled by HIVPlus, notes ways in which newsrooms can present a more accurate picture of people living with HIV or AIDS.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy is a national resource and advocacy organization working to advance the rights of people affected by HIV. We combine an online HIV Policy Resource Bank, a creative national advocacy agenda, and case assistance focused on systems and institutions with significant impact on marginalized communities.