If you breathe, you might get the cold. If you have sex, you might get chlamydia.
Both of these are natural acts yet only one of these infections can cause shame, humiliation or fear for the individual with the illness.
For millenia, people with a sexually transmiited infection have been viewed as "dirty" or "bad".
That stigma is ever-present despite the development of better treatment, access to health services and public education. Listen here to our message about stigma.
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