Understanding and challenging HIV stigma

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Cambodia edition

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adapted by Ross Kidd and Sue Clay

Practical tools and strategies can help HIV-affected communities identify and tackle stigma and discrimination. This toolkit, adapted for use in Cambodia, is designed for community leaders, AIDS educators, people living with HIV, health workers, teachers, the media and others to build awareness and commitment to confront HIV stigma, and promote more care and support for people living with HIV.

The toolkit provides a set of participatory educational materials to promote understanding among a range of community groups. The goal is to help people understand stigma – what it means, why it is an important issue and what its root causes are – and develop strategies to challenge stigma and discrimination.