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Zero HIV Stigma Day

Stigma is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as: a set of negative and unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have about something. In the more than four decades of the HIV Pandemic, the medical, scientific and communities most impacted by HIV have made incredible strides; moving us from what was once death sentence, to now a manageable chronic condition. That progress has been unequal across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and geographic location due to several factors but one of the primary culprits remains from the earliest days of the HIV pandemic, HIV-related stigma. read more

Calls for Art and Abstracts are Open

We welcome your paintings, drawings, poetry, video, photos, essays, and any other art forms. At least three top selections will receive prizes. CLICK HERE to submit. Deadline October 13, 2023.


StoryTIME: Telling Is My Empowerment- Enroll Today!

We are excited to announce that our program to fight stigma for youth age 18 to 29 years with HIV, “StoryTIME” is still open for new enrollments! Mentorship and leadership and advocacy skills training included. Want to learn more? CLICK HERE

New Blog…Peer Support

Since becoming public with my HIV status just this last fall, I find myself in a place of discovery.  What does my life look like without keeping HIV a secret?  How does the vulnerability uncovered become an asset to my gifts sharing in a world in much need of safe vulnerability?  How do I extend to others while not lessening self care of less stimulation and information from social media?  Aging with HIV- what is the best support for my own mental health?

I am grateful to Howard University, Who Can You tell? program, The Well Wisdom Project, Positive Women’s Network and more recently NAMI, “National Association for Mental Illness.  These organizations provide inspiring Peer Support. Peer Support utilizes one’s life experiences as a gift to listen and share with others hopes, dreams, loss, disappointment and despair.  Living with HIV for 20 years, I’ve done “therapy” many years of my life, and the exchange of Peer Support has been remarkable.  Peer Support is an exchange between peers with similar lived experience. These “undesirable” experiences strengthen personal resilience to be an ally for others that are experiencing difficulty.  I don’t have to have the exact experience of another to have common feelings of separateness, despair, not being enough, or without community. Peer Support holds space for another’s challenges, sees them as a worthy human being, and knows they have capacity to live life with joys and grief, and that there is hope in living a more joyful life. read more

View the Photo Narrative Project!

CLICK HERE to view the 2022 International Conference on Stigma Photonarrative Project. This project was organized by the Internalized Stigma Interest Group. A big thank you to all who participated!

Roland B Scott Sickle Cell Symposium

Join us at Howard University (or virtually) on May 19, 2023 as we explore stigma, relationships, and reproductive issues, while living with sickle cell disease. Register at

Volunteer Instructions

Please CLICK HERE for instructions if you are a volunteer.

VOLUNTEER for the Conference

We need volunteers to make the International Conference on Stigma a success. Click HERE to sign up.

Registration OPEN!

Registration is now open for the 2022 International Conference on Stigma. CLICK HERE to register today.

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