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AIDS 2012: Getting to Zero Excuses: Understanding and Addressing HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination

AIDS 2012: Getting to Zero Excuses: Understanding and Addressing HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination

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HIV stigma and discrimination are consistently recognized as critical barriers to uptake of treatment, disclosure of status, timely entry into care and adherence. Yet investments in community level stigma and discrimination reduction efforts remain small in comparison to the stated need. This session will look at critical areas that may be hindering, or working to facilitate, a more concerted response to stigma and discrimination, and thereby influencing the successful roll out of treatment as prevention and the elimination of vertical transmission of HIV.

Introduction

The Stigma Index:  Giving Solid Evidence of Stigma and Discrimination, Where it Occurs and How it is Manifested

  • Georgina Caswell, South Africa

HIV Criminalization Laws and the Trends Towards Increased Criminalization of People Living with HIV

  • Maurice Tomlinson, Jamaica

Reproductive Justice for People with HIV

  • Shari Margolese, Canada

What Works For Reducing Stigma and Discrimination:  Programmes and Tools for Reducing Stigma and Discrimination, Including Human Rights Approaches

  • Laura Nyblade, United States

 Community Responses to HIV Stigma: The Case in Vietnam

  • Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Vietnam

Questions and Answers

Event Date

Jul 27, 2012