Tackling HIV stigma: Why it’s important and what needs to be done

Tackling HIV stigma: Why it’s important and what needs to be done

Experiences of HIV-related stigma are still incredibly high in Canada – about 75 per cent of people living with HIV are careful telling others because of the associated stigma, according to a recent survey. However, given the continued lack of understanding about how stigma makes people feel unwell, it is a challenge to design solutions to reduce its impact. The People Living with HIV Stigma Index is a global survey tool that has been implemented in more than 100 countries …