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.
We are excited to announce that we now have a limited amount of scholarships available. These are to target individuals in the following categories who could not otherwise afford to attend: Junior level researchers- Especially, but not limited to Minorities; Community Advocates; Community Poster Presenters; and HIV or other health-related stigma affected individuals. Please click HERE to access the application.
The 2018 International Conference on Stigma has been moved to Cramton Auditorium (also on campus) due to construction in the Blackburn Center. Cramton Auditorium is located at 2455 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Some of you may recall our very first event was held there in 2010!
Written Off: Mental Health Stigma and the Loss of Human Potential by Philip T. Yanos, Ph.D
Comments from International Conference on Stigma 2017! Stay tuned as we will be adding more:
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