Currently it is estimated that 2.4 million people in India are infected with HIV, representing all sectors of society. Stigma contributes heavily to the spread of the disease by preventing people from accessing testing, treatment, and care services.
Through Positive — Mumbai will be taking place December 11–20 to combat that stigma. The UCLA Art & Global Health Center will be partnering with Heroes Project to bring together the participant team in addition to reshaping the project goals to respond to local needs.It is of primary importance that Through Positive Eyes be a project with regional relevance and community ownership-this is a guiding principle that drives every step of the process.
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For more information about Through Positive Eyes visit throughpositiveeyes.org
Through Positive Eyes is supported by a generous grant from:
 Avert, “India HIV & AIDS Statistics,” Avert, 2009, accessed on May 11, 2009, <http://www.avert.org/indiaaids.htm>.
 Malcolm, Anne, Aggleton, Peter , Bronfman, Mario , Galvão, Jane , Mane, Purnima and Verrall, Jane (1998) ‘HIV-related stigmatization and discrimination: Its forms and contexts’, Critical Public Health, 8: 4, 347 – 370