gendered stigma

Shedding light on a HIV blind spot: Factors associated with men's HIV testing in five African countries

Men's relatively low rates of HIV testing has been termed the 'HIV blind spot' and recently declared by UNAIDS as a top priority. This study uses data from five nationally representative Demographic and Health Surveys in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to explore factors associated with men's lifetime HIV testing.
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A Way Forward: Addressing Stigma and Gender Inequities to Strengthen HIV and AIDS Programming and Policy

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Webinar / Washington DC, US

Stigma poses a tremendous barrier to HIV diagnosis, care, and treatment, particularly among vulnerable and criminalized populations. Gender disparities exacerbate HIV stigma and for many, the combined effects put HIV services out of reach and people living with HIV at the mercy of discriminatory laws. With an evolving global HIV response in which accessing care and treatment is a major priority, there is an urgent need to generate evidence to combat gendered stigma, ensure that policies are grounded in science, and scale up proven stigma-reduction interventions. 

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