Someone said :
No - but showing people that being on meds can drastically affect your quality of life, showing people the daily realities of being HIV+ and living with it and the shocking ignorance and stigma that HIV+ positive people put p with
Well, I'm all in favour of telling the full truth of exactly what it is like to have HIV today.
It should be told with 100% honesty. If you lie to the people, they will never trust you again. And what reason is there to lie if the effects aren't too bad (apart, of course, from the the financial costs of the medication to the taxpayer)?
If a large percentage of people have no effect on their lives apart from having to take the medication then that should be told.
If 50% of people have side effects from the medication then that should be described honestly.
If 10% of people have side effects from the medication then that should be described honestly.
I don't think a message about the stigma is going to have much effect.