Clinicians, HIV advocates, and people living with HIV used evidence-based research to develop anti-stigma guidelines for health care settings on 3 specific levels:
Every person and every interaction has the power to reinforce or refute the HIV stigma.
Health care leaders must lead by example and establish an anti-stigma culture from the operating room to the boardroom.
To see true procedural and systemic change, we must push for long-term shifts at the organizational level.
Download our full anti-stigma guidelines to learn more about how to create a stigma-free workplace.
Transforming the culture of your organization or workplace requires procedural and structural changes to typical practices.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).
While there is currently no cure, with proper care, HIV can be controlled. People with HIV can live long, healthy lives and protect their partners.
HIV stigma refers to negative attitudes, behaviors, and judgments towards people living with or at risk of HIV.
HIV Stigma discourages some individuals from learning their HIV status, accessing treatment, or staying in care. HIV stigma also affects those at risk of HIV by discouraging them from seeking HIV prevention care and testing, or from talking openly with their sex partners about safer sex practices.
HIV service organziations can always use a lending hand with onsite or mobile testing events, fundraising activities, professional services, and administrative support. Reach out to see how you can get involved.
There are several HIV awareness related holidays throughout the year. Use these days as opportunities to raise awareness and encourage people to get tested or seek care.
Checkout the latest webinars, conferences, social media channels, and events to learn about the latest tools and resources in HIV prevention, care, and treatment.