Communities confront HIV stigma in Vietnam

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Laura Nyblade, Khuat Thu Hong, Nguyen Van Anh ,Jessica Ogden, Aparna Jain, Anne Stangl, Zayid Douglas, Nguyen Tao, Kim Ashburn

Since 2002, the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) and ICRW have been working with the Communist Party of Viet Nam to fill knowledge gaps about stigma, build stigma-reduction capacity among community service providers and leaders, and provide concrete tools and recommendations to communities and their leaders for tackling stigma. This report highlights the community interventions and results from the latest phase of the project (2005-2007), which involved work with community leaders and members in two provinces to increase their understanding of stigma and build capacity to reduce it.