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Topic: Stigma/Legal

HIV/AIDS-related stigma compromises the well-being of people living with the disease. Stigmatized individuals may suffer discrimination that can lead to loss of employment and housing, estrangement from family and society, and increased risk of violence. HIV/AIDS-related stigma can also drive new HIV infections because it can deter people from getting tested for the disease, make them less likely to acknowledge their risk of infection, and discourage those who are HIV-positive from discussing their HIV status with their partners and families.

See HHS Resources on Civil Rights and Privacy Protections for PLWH.

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  • Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum
    January 2017

    His Health is a website training site to educate providers on the delivery of HIV health care services for Black men who have sex with men (MSM) to enhance engagement and retention in care.

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center
    January 2017

    Clinical education/training resources and patient education materials on a range of HIV clinical care and clinical management topics.

  • HIV.GOV
    May 2015

    Enlace principal a recursos clave de sitios del gobierno federal de los EE.UU. en español relacionados con el VIH/SIDA. Incluye servicios de prevención, tratamiento y apoyo.

  • U.S. Department of Justice
    April 2015

    Information on federal anti-discrimination protections for people living with HIV, including the the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    January 2015

    Portal for HIV/AIDS information from the U.S. federal government-from facts about HIV/AIDS, where to get services, policies and programs and more.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    October 2014

    Federal resources on discrimination and health care privacy protections.