Stigma in the HIV/AIDS epidemic: a review of the literature and recommendations for the way forward.

@article{Mahajan2008StigmaIT,
  title={Stigma in the HIV/AIDS epidemic: a review of the literature and recommendations for the way forward.},
  author={Anish P. Mahajan and Jennifer N. Sayles and Vishal Anil Patel and Robert H Remien and Sharif R. Sawires and Daniel J. Ortiz and Greg Szekeres and Thomas J. Coates},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 Suppl 2},
  pages={S67-79}
}
Although stigma is considered a major barrier to effective responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, stigma reduction efforts are relegated to the bottom of AIDS programme priorities. The complexity of HIV/AIDS-related stigma is often cited as a primary reason for the limited response to this pervasive phenomenon. In this paper, we systematically review the scientific literature on HIV/AIDS-related stigma to document the current state of research, identify gaps in the available evidence and highlight… CONTINUE READING
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