Recognizing and Responding to Stigma

Stigma has been a major obstacle in combatting HIV since the beginning of the epidemic. The communities in the United States disproportionately impacted by HIV are those historically impacted by other types of stigma based on factors such as race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender-identity, age, and socio-economic status.

A comprehensive response to stigma is needed In order to impact current health disparities and improve engagement at all levels of HIV treatment and care.

This course examines the sources and repercussions of stigma. It focuses on changes providers can make to respond to the impact that stigma has on risk, prevalence and access to services.

This training is appropriate for any providers working in the field of HIV prevention or treatment.

Quotes from Previous Participants

The training taught me to reflect on myself in order to be effective when working with others.

I will definitely be using the knowledge gained from this training to improve my interactions with the clients I serve.

I will be able to use all of the content of this training at work as well as in my personal life.

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