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  • What is stigma?

    Stigma means different things to different people. This is one dictionary’s definition: “The shame or disgrace attached to something regarded as socially unacceptable. There may be a...

    From: Booklets

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  • Other people’s stories

    There are also some websites in which people with HIV have written first-hand accounts of their experiences and feelings. On other websites, you can watch videos of...

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  • HIV, stigma and discrimination

    This booklet provides information on HIV stigma and discrimination and how to tackle them. ...

    From: Booklets

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  • The negative impact on public health

    In recent years a number of organisations have published papers, monographs and policy documents highlighting ways in which using the criminal law to address potential or actual...

    From: HIV & the criminal law

    Information level Level 4

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  • Older Adults With HIV: An Overlooked Population?

    When it comes to HIV prevention and treatment, there is a growing population that is being overlooked — older adults — and implicit ageism is partially responsible for this neglect, according to a presentation at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.

    21 August 2017 | American Psychological Association
  • Insurer Denies Truvada Due to ‘High Risk Homosexual Behavior’

    Discrimination against LGBT people is often once-removed, shielded under double-speak and fraudulent intentions. So, it’s refreshing, really, when a company comes right out and says in black and white that gay men aren’t worthy of the same protections as everyone else.

    03 August 2017 | My Fabulous Disease
  • The Real Conversations of Grindr

    Real-life exchanges from mobile dating app Grindr are at the centre of a powerful new awareness campaign spotlighting HIV stigma and its effects on the LGBTI+ community.

    09 June 2017 | You Tube / HIV Foundation Queensland
  • Thailand: Woman wrongly diagnosed with HIV 15 years ago seeks to sue

    A 23-year-old woman whose blood test showed that she is free from HIV disease is taking legal action against a hospital that diagnosed her with the disease 15 years ago.

    05 June 2017 | The Star Online
  • Gay man 'refused entry to LGBT club because he had HIV medication on him'

    The incident has now led to two of Britain’s biggest HIV charities to call on bars and clubs to ensure staff are aware of such medication so they deal with it sensitively.

    05 June 2017 | Metro
  • Korea Should Get Real on HIV

    The Korean government considers people living with HIV morally unfit to teach English and medically unfit to receive government scholarships to study at Korean universities. But the UN and governments around the world have long recognized that such policies are unjustified on any sort of health or human rights grounds. In such an economically and scientifically advanced country, this is an astonishing reminder that in some respects Korea still needs to catch up with the rest of the world. 

    05 May 2017 | Human Rights Watch Health
  • Perceptions of Masculinity Influence HIV Stigma in Nigeria

    A recent study has found that the extent to which males meet cultural ideals of masculinity in Nigeria can impact the extent of stigma they experience. The study involved extensive interviewing of 17 heterosexual men with HIV in Nigeria, all of whom were being treated with antiretroviral therapy.

    28 February 2017 | Naija 247
  • How some gay men still stigmatise HIV positive gay men

    I naively thought that I knew no-one living with HIV. I had to ask myself seriously what I would do if I were diagnosed positive: and my immediate reaction was that I wouldn’t tell anybody. Part of the reason I’ve written my play The HIV Monologues is to combat this silencing stigma about HIV.

    01 February 2017 | Dazed
  • Nigeria’s anti-homosexuality laws block access to care

    LGBT+ people in Nigeria experience discrimination that hinders their access to health care, including for mental health problems that have been overlooked by many organisations, the Bisi Alimi Foundation has reported based on an online survey.

    24 January 2017 | Sci.dev.net
  • This “First Dates” Contestant Was Told He Had To Reveal He Was HIV-Positive

    When Alex Causton-Ronaldson applied to be on the Channel 4 show, his HIV status was leaked to the production team, who tried to pressure him into disclosing it. He tells BuzzFeed News what effect this had and how he fought back.

    19 December 2016 | BuzzFeed News
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