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National AIDS Trust tackle HIV fake news

James Ledward December 3, 2017

A review of UK media coverage of HIV revealed that myths and stigma, reminiscent of the ignorance of the 80s, are still rife in the press. NAT examined 400 online news stories from recent months. 13% of national stories contained misinformation or stigmatising language. And in local news, more than a third (35%) of stories that mentioned HIV transmission gave incorrect information.

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