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 >
We are now accepting scientific and community abstracts that address health-related Stigma. Click HERE to submit. In addition we are accepting artwork of all forms. Click HERE for more information. Prizes will be offered for both best Abstracts and best Art Work !
The Seventh Annual International Conference on Stigma will take place at the Howard University Blackburn Center on Friday November 18, 2016. Please plan to be there!
Applications are in the works for 2016. As a guideline, in 2015 we offered: CEUs for Social Workers -6 CEUs. The fee was $20, in addition to regular registration fee. Also Howard University Office of Continuing Medical Education designated this live educational activity for a maximum of SIX POINT ZERO EIGHT (6.08) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians $20, Nurses or others wanting a certificate of attendance, $10.
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.