By Liz Magee and Breanna Bishop
Ingham County Chronicle staff writers
Ingham County has the third highest rate of HIV/AIDS in Michigan, after Oakland and Wayne counties. With such a high prevalence, the stereotypes about those infected with the disease persist. While many believe that HIV/AIDS affects certain groups of people, the disease is not limited to anyone. However, many stereotypes surround the disease, due to a lack of understanding.
Professionals and students were interviewed about the stereotypes surrounding HIV/AIDS and spoke about why these stereotypes exist and how society can overcome them.