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Stigma remains one of the biggest barriers preventing people living with HIV from accessing healthcare. The People Living with HIV Stigma Index was first launched in 2008. Ten years on, it was replaced by and updated and strengthened Stigma Index 2.0.

The Stigma Index is a…

Despite progress in many aspects of the global HIV response, women - particularly adolescent girls and young women - continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. Women constitute more than half of all people living with HIV. AIDS-related illnesses remain the leading cause of death for…

Without addressing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, the world will not achieve the goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

UNAIDS has just launched a new initiative to highlight the imperative need to treat people with respect and dignity in order to achieve positive social change, including ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
 
When there is respect and dignity, people are not judged for…

February 19, 2018

The Prevention Access Campaign is a health equity initiative to end the dual epidemics of HIV and HIV-related stigma by empowering people with and…

HIV-related stigma and discrimination in health care settings are known to negatively affect the HIV response. Experiences of HIV-related stigma and discrimination have been widely reported in health care settings around the world and have constituted a deterrent to accessing HIV-related and…

The Stop TB Partnership today launched its World TB Day website which has the full spectrum of downloadable communications materials. World TB Day is…

To understand how HIV stigma operates and how it can be reduced, researchers need a standardised measurement framework. 

Stigma increases vulnerability to HIV infection and hampers prevention efforts. In 1987, the director of the WHO Global Programme on AIDS described HIV stigma as the ‘…

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the international community in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,

Prisoners and detainees worldwide have higher burdens of HIV, viral hepatitis, and tuberculosis than the communities from which they come. This disease burden among prisoners has been recognised since the early years of these inter-related pandemics. Yet the health needs of prisoners receive…

Evidence suggests that migrants such as long-distance truck drivers and female sex workers (FSWs) and other key and vulnerable populations associated with major transport hubs are highly vulnerable to HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), FHI 360…

This health policy analysis responds to a call for research into the process through which the interests of women who have sex with women (WSW) have been represented in South African HIV and AIDS policy considering the context of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as well as women’s…

Despite numerous international treaties and commitments to protect the health rights of migrants, this population still faces significant barriers in their access to TB care. Migration, which is driven by a number of complex economic, social, political and environmental factors, is a determinant…

Hands Off! is an initiative funded by Dutch organization Aids Fonds that aims to contribute to the reduction of violence against sex workers and reduce HIV infection as a result of violence in Southern Africa. The programme offers a comprehensive and joined-up approach to working with sex…

This is the fifth in a Series of seven papers about HIV and sex workers.

Male sex workers who sell or exchange sex for money or goods encompass a…