Tanah Papua, located in the easternmost part of Indonesia, has the highest HIV/AIDS infection rates in the country. The majority of the public in the region still perceives HIV/AIDS to mean suffering, dishonor, and death. The biggest obstacles remaining to receive treatment and preventive care are the stigmatization and discrimination directed at people living with HIV/AIDS or who are at risk of HIV infections.
I am Positif, profiles seven individuals who are HIV positive. Contrary to the negative stereotypes, they are strong, healthy, productive, resilient, and hopeful. Their incredible testimonies are not only a source of inspiration but also the evidence necessary to help end HIV/AIDS-related stigmas and discrimination in Tanah Papua.