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.
Please CLICK HERE to view the Call for Art for the 2022 International Conference on Stigma!
We are excited to announce a new program to fight stigma for youth age 18 to 29 years with HIV, living in the USA Mid-Atlantic Region. Mentorship and leadership and advocacy skills training included. Want to learn more? CLICK HERE
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.
Latinos United Against HIV Stigma is a focused workgroup with the mission of working to get rid of the stigma HIV carries. We strive to eradicate the stigma and discrimination those who don’t understand the disease have through education and involvement. We also work to reduce internalized stigma those with HIV may feel towards themselves. HIV is a human disease that can happen to anyone. Regardless of one’s diagnosis, everyone should be treated equitably without facing the threat of discrimination throughout society. It is important for the Latino community, specifically to come together and work on breaking down stereotypes present within our own families, neighborhoods, and workplaces. This group is open to anyone who’s willing to work with the Latino community to help actualize our goal of getting rid of HIV related stigma and stereotypes.