Since the first case of was diagnosed in 1981, HIV/AIDS have always had a bad sigma. It still carries today. The goal of the Utah AIDS Foundation is to get rid of that stigma, prevent new cases of the disease, and help out those that already have it. Three representatives go On the Record
to talk about their work.
HIV/AIDS treatment has come so far in the last 30 years. People with the disease can now be out and apart of the community.
Nathan Meassom says "This kind of feeling that this isn't a death sentence anymore. But it is life changing."
But we can't get too lax. Just because there have been developments doesn't mean it's not a debilitating disease.
Hispanic Outreach Specialist Alex Moya says that he is "fearful that we'll get too comfortable."
You can help through the Oscar Night Gala being held February 27th. All donations go right back to the Utah AIDS Foundation. For more information or to get tickets, click here.