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24-year-old Antron Reshaud knows a thing or two about stigma.
 
 "I found out that I was HIV positive ,it was around 2004, when my mother found out, it was just one of the reasons why she decided to put me out."
 
 Reshaud was diagnosed at the age of 20, and the discrimination began almost immediately.
 
 "It just hurts me so much when I hear the things, you know, the stories about how people are constantly kept there at homes or how they have to, um, go to work and there, you know, may find out they are fired from their jobs because they happen to be positive."
 
 It's 2008, more than 25 years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and still people who are infected are often unable to avoid the stigma that's around this disease.
 
 "It's a matter of pure ignorance; it's a matter of prejudice."
 
 Frank Oldham is the President and CEO of the National Association of people with AIDS. He says that prejudice is deeply rooted in the belief that AIDS is still a gay disease, and the consequences can be fatal.
 
 "It accesses a barrier to people getting tested, in their HIV test, knowing their HIV status, and getting into a care treatment, because they're afraid to be identified as someone’s looking with HIV AIDS."
 
 And for those who don't have the disease.
 
 "There is the fare of contagion, a simple fare becoming infected by HIV, and not really understanding or knowing ways in which  the disease is transmitted."
 
 Last year, a 3-year-old HIV positive boy was banned from using a public swimming pool and shower in Alabama. A few weeks ago, students at a high school in St. Louis were ostracized when someone connected with their school tested positive for the disease. A survey by the M.A.C Aids Fund found more than 30% of Americans are uncomfortable working with someone with HIV or AIDS. And that includes healthcare professionals.
 
 "If the doctor doesn't declaim they doesn't know how to treat them, they really don't want to treat them."
 
 One in five Americans with HIV doesn't even know he or she has the disease. When HIV is diagnosed late, the results can be deadly.
 
 "More than 40% of people, who are diagnosed with /the/ HIV in the United States, progressed to full bloom AIDS within a year of their diagnosis."
 
 Reshaud hopes to reduce that number by convincing others to get tested and seek the proper treatment.
 
 Elizabeth Cohen, CNN in Atlanta.

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