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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After you register for the International Conference on Stigma, please download the phone app or join us on the Whova web site. We are there networking already! Questions? Email hupeds@howard.edu

Submissions closed

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

2021 ICS Registration is OPEN!

CLICK HERE or the “Register now on Whova” button to the right to register now for this amazing 5 day experience.

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2020 International Conference on Stigma

November 16-20, 2020, Virtual Event

The 11th annual Howard University International Conference on Stigma was held as a virtual event for the first time ever. Using the Whova app, our one-day event was successfully expanded to a five-day event. The event included research plenary sessions, panels, and workshops, a town hall, entertainment, artwork, and a lively international session with nine nations represented. The conference had 1571 registrants, with at least 1100 people attending at least one session. Participants logged in from at least 14 countries and territories. read more

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