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 >
Registration has not yet opened for the 2015 International Conference on Stigma, however stay tuned as it should be available in the next few weeks. Thank you!
Thank you to all who made our conference so successful! We couldn’t have done it without your support. Please click here to read the national coverage of our conference on NPR!
Click here to read the recently published article, “The Game of Fear, Blame and Shame: Stigma of HIV, A Major Public Health Debacle” by Sohail Rana and Chandni Parikh.
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 6th Annual International Conference on Stigma which will take place at Howard University on Friday November 20, 2015. Registration opens soon!