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'A Day With HIV 2014' Aims To Break Down HIV Stigma

08/27/2014 12:30 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

HIV stigma needs to be a thing of the past, and there's an awesome way you can help change public perception.

For the fifth year in a row, Positively Aware and TPAN are sponsoring "A Day with HIV," an HIV photo campaign. The initiative invites people from all around the world to take and submit a photo from their life at some point during the day on Sept. 9 in order to raise awareness about what it means to live in a world with HIV.

"A Day With HIV" provides a unique opportunity for individuals to make an impact through visual storytelling and contributing to breaking down stigma surrounding HIV.

This year, in an effort to extend its "A Day With HIV" virtual photo sharing initiative, Positively Aware and TPAN are working in partnership with Let’s Stop HIV Together, an HIV awareness and anti-stigma effort of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"With parallel goals aimed at raising general HIV awareness and addressing the often-associated stigma, it was really a natural fit for these two campaigns to join forces,” Jeff Berry, Editor of Positively Aware, said in a statement. “By coming together, we are building an even larger community of support and ensuring that we reach each and every corner of society, particularly those people who may not have otherwise experienced the power of the virtual campaign.”

For more information on where to submit your pictures head here. Participants are encouraged to take their photo on Sept. 9 and submit it to Positively Aware by Sept. 12.

Check out a slideshow of images from last year's "A Day With HIV" below!

A Day With HIV 2014
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