December 2010: IN THE LIFE “The Cost of Stigma”

This month on IN THE LIFE, we look at the power of stigma within our justice system and how the myths and fear that spread with the AIDS epidemic gave rise to laws criminalizing HIV transmission; and we meet researchers who consider stigma as a possible key link between bisexuality and poor health.

The Body Shop, UNAIDS, Annie Lennox ask you to be an activist, join the fight against HIV

The Body Shop has teamed up with world-renowned photographer Rankin to launch an international HIV campaign, which invites you to be ‘an activist’ and join the fight against HIV…This campaign is in partnership with UNAIDS and serves as a timely reminder that being an activist means many different things – from taking to a podium and speaking out, to wearing the red ribbon on World AIDS Day and supporting the fight against HIV.