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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StoryTIME: Telling Is My Empowerment- New!

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!

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.

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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

From our blog

Who can you tell?

Message from the PostitiveEntrempowerment Heterosexual Men’s Workgroup

“If you are not at the Table you are on the Menu.” This terminology sounds familiar to many, but what happens when you, ”ARE NOT ON THE MENU.” Heterosexual men are not included in research, prevention, care, vaccine trails, biomedical prevention, when it relates to studies and clinical trials.

Therefore left out of these important strategies of Ending the HIV epidemic, the internal and external stigma permeates further. Many programs are linked to certain modes of transmission, and exclude others. The time has come for inclusion of the Denver Principles and MIPA as it relates to Heterosexual Men. We know there are special populations that will receive more attention, but we cannot negate the aspect of the need for equity. We are not asking for equality. read more

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