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HIV pos/neg people required for documentary to reduce stigma

HIV pos/neg people required for documentary to reduce stigma

LAST UPDATED // Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:53 Written by // Andrew Shaw

HIV Foundation Qld has commissioned a Sydney filmmaker to make a series of short films to reduce the stigma of HIV in the Queensland community.

Filmmaker Mikey Trotter is looking for people to appear in the films to talk about their experiences.

“Many of today’s HIV problems are social,” Trotter writes in his blog. “People living with HIV face a constant battle with stigma, narrow mindedness and HIV phobia.

“More and more I see messages on gay dating websites such as ‘Be clean‘, ‘HIV free you be too‘ or ‘no diseases‘. I sit with HIV positive friends telling me distressing stories of how they have disclosed their HIV status to recent new partners and have faced rejection, heart break or at worst, aggression.

“This stigma, the lack of correct information understood by some gay men and general narrow mindedness is getting in the way of conversations about using protection.”

Trotter is looking for HIV positive men and women, as well as HIV negative men, to talk about their experiences on camera.

Candidates need to be living in Queensland or come from here and now live elsewhere in Australia, and will be required for filming during April.

If you are interested, contact Mikey Trotter:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / (07) 3871 2555.



Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw is editor of Queensland Pride.

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