The City of Austin’s Health and Human Services’ Austin Healthy Adolescent Program (AHA) announced it is presenting “Stigma,” a play to create awareness of HIV/AIDS and its impact on the community.
The play will be performed Friday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 30, at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All performances take place at Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. Admission is free.
The play features seven characters who either have HIV or who have lost a loved one to AIDS. The characters move from isolation and shame to empowerment.
The AHA program engages, empowers and collaborates with communities across Travis County to support youth in taking ownership of their own health and working to advance the health of their communities.
The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department estimates there are now more than 5,000 people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).