An article in yesterday’s Badger Herald reminds us:
“Tucked away in a Williamson Street office park is an inconspicuous doorway marked “Suite H.” Straight to the point, the glass pane lists only the hours of operation in practical white stickers. If you weren’t already aware, you might never know of the public services the staff and volunteers inside this building provide to Madison and southern Wisconsin.”
The removal of the agency’s name from the main entrance door remains a reminder of the act of AIDS stigma that was housted upon the HIV/AIDS Community when the agency removed their name from the front entrance door. The agency did incredible damage in advancing the cause of AIDS awareness in southern Wisconsin when they decided to take the agency “under cover”.
AIDS Network remains “tucked away” on Williamson Street. In 2012 we have an AIDS service organization that perpetuates AIDS stigma and sends the message to all who walk through the doors that AIDS is to be hidden and a shame-based disease.
Dan Guinn, the newly appointed Executive Director of the agency right this wrong.
Dan Guinn: Put the name back on the door. AIDS Network has been “tucked away” long enough.