Stigma and Discrimination. An Overview of these key structural barriers to the global HIV response. Growing Global Consensus.
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An Overview of these key structural barriers to the global HIV response
“Everyone in the AIDS response is looking for the game changer that will radically improve our impact. Most of the focus has been on biomedical breakthroughs, like a vaccine, a cure, an effective microbicide, using treatment as prevention. We do need all of these. But the true game changer is reducing stigma.”
- Paul DeLay, Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS,
at South Asia Regional Knowledge Forum: Reducing Barriers to Effective HIV Prevention, New Delhi, India, 16 March 2010
Violence, abandonment & property loss
*Information from ICRW/USAID’s Working Report Measuring HIV Stigma: Results of a Field Test in Tanzania (2005)
( Alonzo and Reynolds, 1995; Cogan and Herek 1998; De Bruyn 1999)
…the ripple effect will impact all HIV and AIDS programs and services, reaching more people in a single community
Coverage across community served
Stigma reduction intervention
Care & Support