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Scaling up the response to HIV stigma and discrimination

HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination

Publication Year: 2010
Publication Author: Dara Carr, Traci Eckhaus, Laura Brady, Charlotte Watts, Cathy Zimmerman, Laura Nyblade

Scaling up current efforts to reduce HIV-related stigma would optimize investments in prevention, care and treatment. The challenge, however, is that most efforts to address stigma are still small in scale or in a pilot phase. Securing ongoing funding for programs also remains a serious challenge. Sustained advocacy is needed to push for increased resources to expand stigma-reduction efforts. This brief lays out the rationale for intensified action and what can—and must—be done to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination worldwide.

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