𝐒𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭?Be a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) first campaign focused exclusively on people living with HIV. 𝘏𝘐𝘝 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 encourages people living with HIV to Get in Care, Stay in Care, and Live Well. The campaign features people who have not let HIV stop them from doing the things they love or pursuing their hopes and dreams. Check out the 𝘏𝘐𝘝 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 website, https://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/campaigns/hivtreatmentworks/, for more information on the campaign and to see the campaign materials. 𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐞’𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫…On behalf of the CDC, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is looking for people living with HIV to participate in a photo/video shoot. You must be comfortable talking about your HIV status. You must also be receiving medical care and on HIV treatment. Specifically, we’re looking for men under the age of 30 who are comfortable talking about their experiences with HIV stigma, living with HIV in the deep South, having a partner on PrEP, or being undetectable. Interested participants must also live in Jackson, MS or Columbia, SC.
In addition to being featured in a national campaign, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and encourage people living with HIV in your community to engage in care, remain in care, and adhere to treatment by participating in local activities with your local 𝘏𝘐𝘝 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 coordinator.
𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠?Interested participants must be available to travel to Atlanta for a one day photo/video shoot in early April. Specific date, time and location will be determined soon. All travel expenses will be paid for by the campaign.
𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 “𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮”…If selected, you will receive a $200 gift card for your participation in the photo/video shoot. You will also be part of the 𝘏𝘐𝘝 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 Ambassador network. Through this network you can get copies of your posters and palm cards, get social media support, and you may be asked to travel to conferences or participate in radio interviews.
𝗢𝗸𝗮𝘆, 𝘀𝗼 𝗜’𝗺 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝗜 𝗱𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘄?Interested people living with HIV should 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 by Friday, April 7, 2017.