Meta-analysis of health and demographic correlates of stigma towards people living with HIV

@article{Logie2009MetaanalysisOH,
  title={Meta-analysis of health and demographic correlates of stigma towards people living with HIV},
  author={Carmen Helen Logie and Tahany M. Gadalla},
  journal={AIDS Care},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={742 - 753}
}
Abstract HIV-related stigma may negatively impact the health, quality of life, social support and well-being of people living with HIV (PLHIV). Previous studies have used diverse samples and a multitude of measurement instruments to examine demographic and health correlates of HIV-related stigma, highlighting the importance of synthesizing findings across different studies to gain a better understanding of these associations. This study examined the relationships between HIV-related stigma and… 
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