9 professionals with multiple skills set – business professionals, IT experts, accountants, marketing experts and well known media personalities
Create an environment and communities where people can get tested and comfortably reveal their statuses without being judged, discriminated, expected to get sick, lose weight and imminently die.
Change the way people view and experience HIV/AIDS. Change mind-sets, fight stigma and prove that HIV/AIDS is not the end;
nor a death sentence.
The future leaders of this country have come together to put a positive spin on this pandemic. Through lifes experiences, we have realised that we need to come together and take a stand against HIV/AIDS. We want to fight / change the stigma of HIV/AIDS and TB, through collecting and telling Good Stories, HIV/AIDS and TB Good Stories; prove that HIV/AIDS and TB is not the end, it’s not a death sentence and the proof is in the Good Stories from normal people like you and I.
Tired of reading and seeing all the negative, depressing aspects of HIV/AIDS and TB, it’s about time we get the positive side of pandemic to the media and let the whole world know that there are thousands of “successful, amazing, good stories” out there – normal people living normal lives with the virus, they still have families and careers. They are in control of the virus and not allowing it to affect their lives negatively – Positive and living positively.
Through documenting & sharing these Good Stories, we can change mind-sets, give people hope; prove that HIV/AIDS and TB is not the end; prove that there’s life after that blood test. Fact of the matter is that the biggest killer is not the virus itself, but your psyche, your state of mind, which is driven by what you see around you, in your community and the media.
Good Stories uses unique and dynamic techniques to expose communities to the other side of HIV/AIDS, the positive side, the side that promotes responsibility, a healthy living and most of all, a changed and a positive mind-set towards all HIV/AIDS related issues.