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This is what happens when a man who is HIV positive asks strangers to touch him

Stacey by Stacey
July 2nd, 2015

This video is every bit as incredible, heartwarming and powerful as you would imagine. A Finish man named Janne takes to the streets to help break the stigma surrounding the HIV virus.

Janne stood with his eyes closed in the centre of the city in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. He put two signs – one in English and one in Finish – saying the same thing…”I am HIV-positive. Touch me.” There were people that walked away, some even shook their heads but then there were others that didn’t hesitate and the escalation from touching Janne’s hand to hugging him is just simply incredible to watch.

A simple social experiment to break the stigma can now become a powerful statement about our approach and knowledge surrounding this virus. This video is moving, tear-jerking and bloody well incredible! And you deserve to see it…

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