HIV-Positive Man Asks Strangers To Touch Him

By : Sam RidgwayTwitterLogo


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A Finnish man who is HIV-positive decided to test the stigma attached to having HIV/AIDS by standing on the street and asking random people to touch him.

Janne partnered up with a Finnish Broadcasting Company and took to the streets of Helsinki. Standing still with his eyes closed and arms stretched out, he waited as people got on with their day and breezed past.

The video isn’t in English, but in this case, actions speak louder than words! As time passes, people began to pat him on the shoulder and shake his hand. Then, eventually, people started giving him hugs – including small children. One after the other.

Fair play to the good people of Finland. Janne was definitely overwhelmed with the acceptance!