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  1. Fighting stigma • Communication • Measures to protect PLWA against discrimination • Care of PLWA

  2. Fighting stigma: communication 1. Address misconceptions: • Increase awareness • Get people talking • Ways to raise taboo subjects: Safe spaces Symbols Humor Involve religious leaders Public figures support PLWA

  3. Fighting stigma: communication • Disclosure by PLWA • Helps people to identify with PLWA • Gives HIV “a human face”

  4. Fighting stigma: communication 3. Remembering those who have died: • Grieving publicly: AIDS quilts, AIDS funerals, Candlelight vigils • Memory boxes

  5. Fighting stigma: communication 4. Advocacy “…a method and a process of influencing decision makers and public perceptions about an issue of concern, and mobilising community action to achieve social change, including legislative and policy reform…”

  6. Fighting stigma: communication 5. Personal commitment of leaders

  7. Fighting stigma: measures to protect PLWA • UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS 2001)

  8. Fighting stigma: measures to protect PLWA 2. Organizational policies and training

  9. Fighting stigma: measures to protect PLWA 3. PLWA need to know their rights and be supported to take action against discrimination

  10. Fighting stigma: Care of PLWA With treatment and care, HIV/AIDS becomes a manageable chronic illness, rather than a death sentence • Haiti • Khayelitsha, South Africa