International AIDS Society


Campaign Against Stigma And Discrimination



All around the world, people living with HIV/AIDS are affected by stigma and discrimination.

AIDES and the International AIDS Society (IAS) have joined forces to denounce stigma and discrimination through the awareness campaign If I were HIV-positive.

This campaign began in France in 2007, where it had a great impact. Among others, the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and his challenger, Segolène Royal, participated.

At AIDS 2008, the International AIDS Society and AIDES launched the second part of this campaign: an international awareness campaign focused on travel restrictions, access to treatment, criminalization, AIDS in the workplace and human rights. Delegates at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City were invited to have their photo taken at either the IAS’ and AIDES’ exhibition booth, and to create their own campaign visual which they can download here.