Modelling the impact of stigma on HIV and AIDS programmes

HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination

Publication Subtitle: Preliminary projections for mother-to-child transmission
Publication Year: 2010
Publication Author: Charlotte Watts, Cathy Zimmerman, Traci Eckhaus and Laura Nyblade

This analysis, conducted jointly by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and ICRW, takes an initial step toward quantifying how stigma undermines HIV programs by estimating the potential impact of stigma on the effectiveness of mother-to-child HIV prevention programs. The findings suggest that stigma can have a large impact on mother-to-child transmission, and programs that can effectively reduce stigma will be beneficial to women and children.

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