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Social Stigma On Hiv People

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Social Stigma, Taboos in Iran Undermining Government Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS, Official Says

Social stigma associated with HIV/AIDS in Iran is undermining efforts to raise public awareness about the disease in the country, Deputy Health Minister Moayed Alavian said on Saturday at a conference at Tehran University to mark World AIDS Day ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Social Stigma Complicating HIV/AIDS Awareness, Prevention Efforts in Saudi Arabia

Social stigma associated with HIV/AIDS is complicating HIV awareness and prevention efforts in Saudi Arabia, the AP/ Houston Chronicle reports (Abu-Nasr, AP/ Houston Chronicle , 11/27). The country's Ministry of Health in June announced that more... Read more »

"HIV Equal" Campaign Fights Stigma Through Social Media

We are all equally valuable and able to create change in the fight against HIV stigma, regardless of our own HIV status. If there's one message Project Runway star and HIV-positive advocate Jack Mackenroth wants to convey with his latest... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Social Stigma

I'm wondering what the common social problems are for people with AIDS. How can I expect the community to treat me once I reveal the fact that I have AIDS?...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
There are not any "common social problems" but a host of potential issues that any individual may or may not have to face depending upon his or her individual coping style, support network and where he or she may live. Your question is... Read more »

Stigma, Stigma, ughhh, Stigma

Hello Dr Bob,After reading the post from the person that wants to only treat the "Innocent" people with HIV I am about ready to come unglued. I aslo did not ask to have HIV and I do not know a single person that has. As for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Scott,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your insights as well as the information about your efforts to raise awareness and decrease the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. Thanks also for your support and kind comments.Best of luck... Read more »


I am not sure this is most appropriate forum for my question,nevertheless your perspective is important to me.How do people come to stigmatise someone who is NOT HIV positive as such and how does one handle such a scenario,especially if it's...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You assume people "see tell-tale signs of HIV/AIDS" in you??? And this "stigma has forced (you) to take all sorts of HIV tests, even PCR assay...."????? WOWZA! You state at the outset of your question that this might not be... Read more »

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
Hello,AIDS complicated by a significant opportunistic infection, such as cryptococcal meningitis, which result in cognitive impairment, is a very challenging situation. Cognitive impairment may well preclude your employment for many positions;... Read more »
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SURVEY:How does social stigma affect your coping?

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
Coping 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 research... Read more »

Research Survey on Stigma and HIV

Posted by Drimjees, 1 Reply
My name is James Minson and I am a student at Walden University. My study topic is the social influences that affect people living with HIV and AIDS. For example, because of social attitudes about HIV and AIDS, some people may not want to be open or... Read more »

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 children are suffering with HIV/AIDS. We need to assure that these people are cared for, not discriminated... Read more »

HIV Stigma

Posted by njpozdad, 5 Replies
Right before Christmas my wife was diagnosed with cancer. I have been as supportive as I can be and should be for her. Since she found out she has told many people about it. She said it helps her deal with the diagnosis to tell family and friends.... Read more »