03/24/2014 11:02 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

The Needle Prick Docu-Series: Defining HIV Stigma

Getting to the root of HIV stigma isn't easy. The various misguided beliefs, assumptions and character judgments that get in the way of HIV prevention is a complex and enigmatic problem that has plagued HIV advocates for decades. But there is one thing that we can all agree on: It is going to take open and honest discussions involving anyone that is affected by this dismal virus. And anyone is everyone.

The Needle Prick presents the first installment of the NPP Docu-Series: Defining HIV Stigma. This is the first part of a continuous effort to help bring to the surface the root of what causes HIV stigma and how we can overcome it in order to more effectively fight HIV.

Everyone fears the prick of the needle, but a conversation about HIV is just the medicine we need to fight HIV today.

Get pricked.