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  • What is stigma?

    Stigma means different things to different people. One dictionary’s definition is: “The shame or disgrace attached to something regarded as socially unacceptable.” There may be a feeling of ‘us...

    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 people...

    From: Booklets

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  • HIV, stigma & discrimination

    This booklet is for people living with HIV and is about stigma and discrimination. ...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • 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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  • HIV in the Black Community: Tell the Story Right

    For the first time, the words I am posting on My Fabulous Disease are not my own. This piece is from Craig Washington, whom I have known since our service at AID Atlanta 25 years ago. He continues to teach me about the lives and issues of Black gay men living with HIV.

    18 January 2019 | My Fabulous Disease
  • Family duty is a powerful force in China. Is that why so many couples signed up for the ‘CRISPR babies’ experiment?

    Young adults in China feel a powerful cultural obligation to marry and have kids, but that life plan suddenly looks unattainable to people told they’re infected with HIV, particularly for the many who can’t afford or are unaware of treatments that would allow them to have uninfected children. So when an ambitious scientist offered HIV-positive men and their spouses what seemed to be a way out of this despair, several hundred couples in China jumped at the chance, expressing interest in a clinical trial that promised to deliver them babies forever protected from HIV infections.

    15 January 2019 | STAT
  • In 20 years living with HIV, my sanity has often been pushed to the limit

    The virus has ultimately transformed my life for the better but thousands of us still endure high rates of poverty and prejudice.

    03 January 2019 | The Guardian
  • Model awarded $125,000 after her photo was used in an HIV ad campaign

    A New York model has been awarded $125,000 in damages after her photo was used in an HIV ad campaign with the words 'I am positive'. Avril Nolan, who does not have HIV, had no idea her image was going to be used for the state's Division of Human Rights 2013 campaign.

    13 December 2018 | Daily Mail
  • Half of all British men believe people with HIV ‘are out to infect others’

    Half of all British men believe people with HIV are 'out to infect others', according to a new study. And it found people are still unaware that hose living with undetectable levels of HIV can not transmit the virus. Mylan, the supplier for the NHS’ PrEP Impact Study, posted the data from its recent survey on HIV awareness.

    13 December 2018 | Gay Star News
  • India drains lake after discovery of HIV-infected body

    Indian authorities are pumping water out of a sprawling southern lake to assuage villagers’ fears it was contaminated after the discovery of the body of a woman infected with HIV, a regional official said on Wednesday.

    05 December 2018 | Reuters
  • Tackling HIV stigma in the health service

    The Positive Voices survey shows the experience of stigma is clearly still a reality for many with HIV, even within the health service, where we should expect a better understanding of the condition. As a GP trainee, I am particularly concerned with how stigma may present in general practice.

    03 December 2018 | The King's Fund
  • What People Still Get Wrong About HIV – From 3 Women Who Live With It

    Together, these three women have lived with HIV a combined 63 years. The biggest problem, all three women say, is stigma: people getting HIV wrong and believing a diagnosis means a life of misery – or a life cut short.

    30 November 2018 | Huffington Post
  • Stigma impairs cognition in men living with HIV

    A new study has drawn a direct link between the amount of stigma men with HIV report experiencing and their scores on cognitive tests, measuring abilities such as memory and attention.

    29 November 2018 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Stigma means Russia risks HIV epidemic as cases rise

    Stigma around homosexuality and drug use means Russia and some former Soviet Union countries risk developing out-of-control HIV epidemics, experts have said, after data showed a record number of new cases last year.

    29 November 2018 | The Guardian
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