Standing Together Against Stigma

Stigma, when associated with HIV, another medical condition, mental illness or disability, prevents a person from seeking evaluation and treatment, disclosing the diagnosis to those most likely to provide support, and following treatment guidelines. Health related stigma destroys human dignity.  read more >

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Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers to make this event a success!  Individuals volunteering for at least 2 hours may receive free admission to the conference. Please click here to sign up today!

CEUs for Social Workers approved!

This event has been approved for 6  CEUs for Social Workers. The cost is $20 which must be paid in person on the day of the event, at the separate SW CEU table. Please  bring exact change or checks payable to the Howard University School of Social Work. The CME that you can pay on our website is NOT the one for Social Workers. Please also note this is separate from the conference registration fee itself, which can be paid in advance online.

Submission updates!

Submissions for abstracts,workshops and artwork are now closed. Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Conference.

From our blog

Welcome to our new blog!

We are very excited to announce that we will be launching a new blog on this page which will share interesting stories and viewpoints, and will serve to spark conversation on the topics of HIV stigma, other health related stigmas, and human rights issues. Your comments are welcome, and please feel free to share topics that you would like to see discussed on this blog. Please stay tuned, and don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 7th Annual International Conference on Stigma which will take place at Howard University on Friday November 18, 2016.

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