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Stigma In Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Group Launches New Program to Reduce Stigma Against HIV-Positive Sex Workers in India

The Indian not-for-profit organization Swathi Mahila Sangha has launched a new project to address stigma aimed at commercial sex workers living with HIV/AIDS, the Daily News and Analysis reports. The project -- called "Baduku," or Life -- is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Stigma of HIV Keeps Thousands Silent

Stigma keeps thousands of people with HIV from disclosing their status, fearing a loss of employment, friends or a significant other. And it keeps others from getting early testing and treatment, which can help prevent HIV's spread. More than one... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwean Campaign Against Stigma of HIV Awarded 2005 PSI Global Media Award

A campaign against stigma by four HIV-positive Zimbabweans has been awarded the 2005 Global Media Award by the Washington, D.C-based Population Services International , the Herald/ reports. The campaign, which had the theme "Don't Be... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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...
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 a lot of eyeballs. In addition, I have founded two HIV/AIDS medical groups devoted to the compassionate... 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 »


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 »

Dutch HIV campaign to fight stigma

Dear Dr. Young,Dutch guy here again. I don't have a real question but I like to inform you and the readers about a Dutch campaign initiated by HIV positive people. It's up to you to decide whether it's suitable to publish.So, about...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear DG,Happy to post your thoughts.Best of health, BY... Read more »
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Graduate Research on Stigma Towards HIV

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 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 »

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 »