HIV/AIDS IS THE PROBLEM, NOT THE PEOPLE LIVING WITH IT.
People living with HIV/AIDS spoke out to promote acceptance and tolerance.
The campaign, run by our partner organization
COCQ-SIDA – a coalition of community-based HIV/AIDS organizations – presents portraits of five people living with HIV/AIDS from different backgrounds and regions of Québec, and shows that, beyond HIV, these people are individuals like anyone else, with interests, skills and talents. Nothing, not even prejudice, can stop them from living full lives as active members of society.
This message of hope and openness was carried across Québec by the member organizations of the Fqsida. In some cases the tools prepared by COCQ-SIDA were adapted for local populations to ensure that the message would reach even more people in their networks.
This campaign was born of our great desire, and that of Québec’s community-based HIV/ AIDS movement to change perceptions and create a social climate that allows people to be open about their HIV status. Let’s build a society free of prejudice! Meet? Ken, 53 years old, Montreal, HIV positive.