From Conceptualizing to Measuring HIV Stigma: A Review of HIV Stigma Mechanism Measures

@article{Earnshaw2009FromCT,
  title={From Conceptualizing to Measuring HIV Stigma: A Review of HIV Stigma Mechanism Measures},
  author={Valerie A Earnshaw and Stephenie R. Chaudoir},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={1160-1177}
}
Recent analyses suggest that lack of clarity in the conceptualization and measurement of HIV stigma at an individual level is a significant barrier to HIV prevention and treatment efforts. In order to address this concern, we articulate a new framework designed to aid in clarifying the conceptualization and measurement of HIV stigma among individuals. The HIV Stigma Framework explores how the stigma of HIV elicits a series of stigma mechanisms, which in turn lead to deleterious outcomes for HIV… CONTINUE READING
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