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Following Charlie Sheen interview, GLAAD shares statement, HIV & AIDS guide
From a GLAAD press release
2015-11-17

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Today, GLAAD points journalists to its resource guide, "HIV & AIDS in the News: A Guide for Reporting in a New Era of Prevention and Treatment," which helps newsmakers fairly and accurately cover stories about HIV & AIDS.

GLAAD also responded to NBC News's interview with Charlie Sheen, during which Sheen announced that he is HIV positive.

"To eradicate HIV once and for all, we must first eradicate the stigma attached to it," said GLAAD CEO & President Sarah Kate Ellis. "Stigma prevents people from getting tested, it prevents people from getting treated, and it can contribute to increased rates of infection. In this new era of prevention and treatment, including methods like PrEP, the media must take this opportunity to end the stigma and shine light on the stories of more than 1.2 million Americans living full lives with HIV today."

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GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org or connect with GLAAD onFacebook and Twitter .


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