Javier’s Story: Change the Narrative. Change a Life. Support AIDS Action.

Javier had questions about HIV and STI testing, but felt uncomfortable talking to his doctor due to a language barrier and stigma in his community. On Snapchat, he came across Don P, a bitmoji character created for outreach purposes as part of the Getting to Zero/Llegando a Cero campaign. Don P shares information and resources virtually, in both English and Spanish, in a space that allows for ultimate confidentiality. After messages are sent, they automatically vanish, so Javier felt safe reaching out to start a conversation with Don P.

From there, Javier set up a call with a member of the Prevention team to talk about testing options and getting onto PrEP. He was able to find the vital information he needed without making the trip to Boston from his location, and was able to connect with someone who could communicate in the language he felt most comfortable using.

Your support of the 2019 AIDS Walk Boston helps us continue to provide vital services for those in need. Change the Narrative. Change a Life. Support AIDS Action.

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