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 challenges barriers to the rights and health of people affected by HIV through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources. We support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change that is rooted in racial, gender, and economic justice.