Published September, 2014

HIVPlus Style Guide: Reporting on People with HIV (2014)

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.