Worldwide, Health Care Workers Are Often Sources of HIV Stigma and Discrimination, Report Says
September 15, 2009
Combating HIV stigma is no easy feat. More than 25 years into the HIV pandemic, it's a problem that is still prevalent around the world. And as a recent report outlines in vivid detail, even health care settings are rife with HIV stigma and discrimination, particularly in resource-poor countries.
The report, written by researchers at the International Center for Research on Women and published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society in August, illustrates exactly how common HIV stigma is among health care providers in the developing world. But it also shows how fighting stigma among providers can dramatically improve the quality of care given to their HIV-positive patients. The authors provide concrete examples of what health care providers can do to help.View Full Article
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