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. 

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Thank you to all the donors, organizations, colleagues, friends and family who supported us in 2021. We can’t wait to further collaborate in 2022! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

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Thank you for your participation. Art, Abstract, and Stigma Story submissions are now closed for 2021.

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2021 International Conference on Stigma

November 15-19, 2021, Virtual Event

The 12th annual Howard University International Conference on Stigma was held as a virtual 5-day event again this year. The event included research plenary sessions, panels, and workshops, a town hall, entertainment, artwork, and a lively international session. The conference had more than 700 registrants. Participants logged in from at least 32 countries and territories!

From our 2021 attendees:

” This conference was amazing as always! I loved the addition of the Hip-Hop session and hope to have more sessions on the influence of pop culture/media related topics on stigma. Would also love more sessions on mental health.” read more


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