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Challenging HIV Stigma And Discrimination

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. In parts of the world where effective HIV treatment is readily available, HIV is now considered a chronic disease, much like diabetes. But unlike diabetes, there's still a ton of stigma attached to being HIV positive. Even though having HIV doesn't make you a bad person, unfortunately there are many people -most of them ignorant of the facts about HIV -- that still discriminate against HIVers...
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HIV and stigma

I have been aids pos for 4 years since 05, since that time I had to quit my job because of cryptococcal menengitis, I tried short term disability but I was quietly pushed to file social security, sinece then I have found it impossible to get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your town or city and a list will pop up.) You may well benefit from joining a support group of folks with similar issues. Your HIV specialist physician should also have a list of support services that might be helpful. Hopefully, close friends... Read more »

Eliminating the Stigma of HIV/AIDS -we are all one.

Dr. Bob,Our hero- we have to work together to eliminate the stigma of hiv/aids. We are all affected. It's heros like you would motivate us to want to help out the cause. What should we do. We need hiv positive doctors working out in the field in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello HIV Crier Man,Well, the folks who run this site have told me my comments are viewed by more than 1,500,000 folks every month. That's Read more »

HIV is HIV - is what is is..isn't it? Obama (TRAVEL BAN, 2010)

Hi Doc!!HIV is what is is: an incredible danger. Why, then, are some body fluids more infectious than others? If a person has got HIV, than they've got HIV and that's it! Anything can be infectious! The virus in the blood is still the same as in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...want to be a global leader in combating H.I.V./AIDS, we need to act like it," Mr. Obama said. "Now, we talk about reducing the stigma of this disease, yet we've treated a visitor living with it as a threat."The United States is one of only about... Read more »


Hello Dr. Frascino,I have a friend who is HIV+. He tells me since he has become positive, he always uses protection. The other night we were talking and I asked him about his sex life since becoming positive. He told me he still gets some. But when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...detailed medical information, such as HIV status. I discussed some of the reasons disclosure is such a thorny issue: rejection, stigma, possible dissemination of confidential information, etc. So what could happen to those hotties if they chose... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Religious Leaders Vow to Fight HIV/AIDS Stigma, Discrimination

...Hinduism and Buddhism ... sign[ed] a 'personal commitment to action' in which they vowed to 'be clear in my words and actions that stigma and discrimination towards people living with or affected by HIV is unacceptable,'" the news service writes.... Read more »
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If We Can't Overcome HIV Stigma and Discrimination, Access to Care Won't Improve in Africa, Advocate Says

...Coordinator for the AIDS and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa, summarizes her talk "Legal Challenges and Successes in Overcoming HIV Stigma and Discrimination to Expand Uptake of Services." 1 To view the webcast of her complete presentation,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan Health Ministry Launches HIV, TB Communication Campaign to Reduce Stigma, Discrimination Among Health Workers

...National AIDS Control Council and CDC launched the campaign to bolster communication and awareness of HIV/AIDS and TB to reduce stigma and discrimination associated with the diseases. The multitiered program, which was launched last month,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Times of Central Asia Examines HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Related Stigma, Discrimination in Tajikistan

... The Times of Central Asia on Friday examined the state of HIV/AIDS, and the stigma and discrimination associated with the disease in Tajikistan. Recent data indicate that the number of officially recorded HIV Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination

Posted by bradford
...HIV/AIDS-Stigma and Discrimination by Bradford McIntyre Individuals should not have to suffer all losses due to illness! Men, women and Read more »

AIDS: 25 years

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...Celebration of Life! In the early years, the incorrect thinking that HIV was an automatic death sentence created the fear, stigma and discrimination. I moved away from home and isolated myself, so no one would see me get sick and die. In those... Read more »

Graduate Research on Stigma Towards HIV

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
...with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis My name is Eric, a graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. I am working on a... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...Feedback Stories Images FAQ Email Disclosure WE NEED EVERYONE WHO IS HIV POSITIVE TO COME OUT IF WE ARE TO GET RID OF THE STIGMA ASSOCIATED WITH HIV. The United Nations Population Fund has declared HIV/AIDS is a young peoples disease.... Read more »