Webinar Recording: Reporting with Care: Updating How We Talk About HIV in the Media

Over three decades into the HIV epidemic, stigma is still as strong as ever. Much of how the general public views and understands HIV and people living with HIV is shaped by what they see and read in the media. That means media-makers (reporters, editors, radio and TV hosts, bloggers, TV personalities, public relations professionals, etc.) have a responsibility to use care and professionalism when covering topics related to HIV and/or people living with HIV. Using people-first language and taking every available opportunity to share up-to-date, accurate information about HIV treatment, prevention, and actual transmission risks is critical. So is being sure to treat disclosure as the complicated issue that it is.

This webinar recording (slides available here) and resource page from the Positive Women’s Network will provide you with guidelines and resources for covering HIV in the media.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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