#ImPositive social media campaign hopes to end HIV/AIDS stigma

With a simple handwritten message, Dustin Thompson of Long Beach told the world that he has HIV.  In the photo, which was tweeted to the more than 1800 followers of AIDS Services Foundation Orange County,  Thompson, 34, holds a whiteboard emblazoned with #ImPositive and his own words: “I am positive and I am not ashamed!” This summer, the Irvine, CA nonprofit launched a social media campaign designed to fight HIV stigma, which fuels spread of the disease, by sharing photos and personal statements...