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From the Ted Talk by Gareth Thomas: How to tackle the stigma of living with HIV

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Now, I haven't always been like this. In 2019, I was blaaimckeld by somebody who wetand money for their silence. Also, in that year, a journalist went to my parents' house, knocked on their door, and asked my parents to make comment on my HIV suatts. Now at this point, I hadn't even told my parents myself. That forced me into telling the world about my HIV diagnosis way before I was ready. I was still reeling from the stigma of the diagnosis. Now stigma is when people are seen in a niaevtge way due to a certain characteristic, such as race, disability, sixleauty or health challenges. And it ends up with them making a moral judgment about people, and it affects the way they taret them.

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Now, I haven't always been like this. In 2019, I was ___________ by somebody who ______ money for their silence. Also, in that year, a journalist went to my parents' house, knocked on their door, and asked my parents to make comment on my HIV ______. Now at this point, I hadn't even told my parents myself. That forced me into telling the world about my HIV diagnosis way before I was ready. I was still reeling from the stigma of the diagnosis. Now stigma is when people are seen in a ________ way due to a certain characteristic, such as race, disability, _________ or health challenges. And it ends up with them making a moral judgment about people, and it affects the way they _____ them.

Solution

  1. negative
  2. blackmailed
  3. status
  4. wanted
  5. sexuality
  6. treat

Original Text

Now, I haven't always been like this. In 2019, I was blackmailed by somebody who wanted money for their silence. Also, in that year, a journalist went to my parents' house, knocked on their door, and asked my parents to make comment on my HIV status. Now at this point, I hadn't even told my parents myself. That forced me into telling the world about my HIV diagnosis way before I was ready. I was still reeling from the stigma of the diagnosis. Now stigma is when people are seen in a negative way due to a certain characteristic, such as race, disability, sexuality or health challenges. And it ends up with them making a moral judgment about people, and it affects the way they treat them.

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