The app makes it easier than ever to help put a face to to the epidemic. After downloading the app, you can complete the entire process of adding photos to the site from your iPhone or iPad in a few simple steps.
- Take a picture with your iPhone or select one from your photo gallery
- Select and customize your own Facing AIDS sign describing how your are Facing AIDS
- That’s it!
Your photo is then uploaded to the Facing.AIDS.gov site and you have the option of sharing it on Facebook and Twitter. In a matter of minutes a photo can be taken, annotated, uploaded and shared. If you are an Android or other smartphone user, you can still upload photos from your mobile device using the Facing.AIDS.gov site.
Facing AIDS was launched for World AIDS Day in 2008 to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. According to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, “The stigma associated with HIV remains extremely high and fear of discrimination causes some Americans to avoid learning their HIV status, disclosing their status, or accessing medical care.”