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From the Ted Talk by Arik Hartmann: Our treatment of HIV has advanced. Why hasn't the stigma changed?

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So on my profile, I obviously stated that I had HIV, I was undetectable, and I welcomed questions about my status. And I received a lot of questions and a lot of comments, both positive and negative. And I want to start with the negative, just to frame some of this ignorance that I've mntneioed before. And most of these negative comments were pnassig rkearms or assumptions. They would amusse things about my sex life or my sex habits. They would assume I put myself or others at risk. But very often I would just be met with these passing ignorant remarks. In the gay community, it's common to hear the word "clean" when you're referring to someone who is HIV negative. Of course the flip side to that is being unclean, or dirty, when you do have HIV. Now, I'm not sensitive and I'm only truly dtriy after a day in the field, but this is dgmaiang language. This is a community-driven stigma that keeps many gay men from dsnsciolig their status, and it keeps those newly diagnosed from sinekeg support within their own cnmtioumy, and I find that truly dssisetrnig. But thankfully, the positive responses have been a lot more numerous, and they came from guys who were curious. And they were curious about the rksis of transmission, or what exactly "undetectable" meant, or where they could get tested, or some guys would ask me about my experiences, and I could share my story with them.

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So on my profile, I obviously stated that I had HIV, I was undetectable, and I welcomed questions about my status. And I received a lot of questions and a lot of comments, both positive and negative. And I want to start with the negative, just to frame some of this ignorance that I've _________ before. And most of these negative comments were _______ _______ or assumptions. They would ______ things about my sex life or my sex habits. They would assume I put myself or others at risk. But very often I would just be met with these passing ignorant remarks. In the gay community, it's common to hear the word "clean" when you're referring to someone who is HIV negative. Of course the flip side to that is being unclean, or dirty, when you do have HIV. Now, I'm not sensitive and I'm only truly _____ after a day in the field, but this is ________ language. This is a community-driven stigma that keeps many gay men from __________ their status, and it keeps those newly diagnosed from _______ support within their own _________, and I find that truly ___________. But thankfully, the positive responses have been a lot more numerous, and they came from guys who were curious. And they were curious about the _____ of transmission, or what exactly "undetectable" meant, or where they could get tested, or some guys would ask me about my experiences, and I could share my story with them.

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  1. disclosing
  2. damaging
  3. passing
  4. mentioned
  5. remarks
  6. dirty
  7. seeking
  8. assume
  9. risks
  10. distressing
  11. community

Original Text

So on my profile, I obviously stated that I had HIV, I was undetectable, and I welcomed questions about my status. And I received a lot of questions and a lot of comments, both positive and negative. And I want to start with the negative, just to frame some of this ignorance that I've mentioned before. And most of these negative comments were passing remarks or assumptions. They would assume things about my sex life or my sex habits. They would assume I put myself or others at risk. But very often I would just be met with these passing ignorant remarks. In the gay community, it's common to hear the word "clean" when you're referring to someone who is HIV negative. Of course the flip side to that is being unclean, or dirty, when you do have HIV. Now, I'm not sensitive and I'm only truly dirty after a day in the field, but this is damaging language. This is a community-driven stigma that keeps many gay men from disclosing their status, and it keeps those newly diagnosed from seeking support within their own community, and I find that truly distressing. But thankfully, the positive responses have been a lot more numerous, and they came from guys who were curious. And they were curious about the risks of transmission, or what exactly "undetectable" meant, or where they could get tested, or some guys would ask me about my experiences, and I could share my story with them.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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