HIV-related stigma compromises the well-being of people with the disease. Stigmatized individuals may suffer discrimination that can lead to loss of employment and housing, estrangement from family and society, and increased risk of violence. HIV-related stigma can also drive new HIV infections because it can deter people from getting tested for the disease, make them less likely to acknowledge their risk of infection, and discourage those who are HIV-positive from discussing their HIV status with their partners and families.

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Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

  • National Center for Innovation in HIV Care

    Review of research on the causes of higher trauma prevalence among People with HIV. The relationship of trauma symptoms to decreased engagement in HIV services, and best practices in trauma-informed care.

  • Futures Without Violence, HRSA

    Website-based toolkit on ways for agencies to establish partnerships to address intimate partner violence (IPV). Focus is on partnerships among HRSA Health Centers and domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) advocacy programs. 

  • National Center for Innovation in HIV Care

    Review of barriers to health care access in rural areas and their impact on health outcomes of persons living with HIV in the United States.

  • Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum, NASTAD

    Web training site to educate providers on the delivery of HIV health care services for black men who have sex with men to enhance engagement/retention in care.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

    Facilitator's training curriculum and slides on educating service providers about HIV/AIDS-related stigma.

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices


  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)

    HIV clinical training resources for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program (e.g., library of tools by topic and populations, calendar of events, directory of AETCs, clinician consultation resources). Discover AETC EHE resources for clinicians.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Federal resources on discrimination and health care privacy protections.

  • Howard Brown Health Center

    Curriculum for nurses teaching cultural competency in the care of LGBT older adults.

Technical Assistance

  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of bundled evidence–informed interventions for Black women with HIV.  
  • ESCALATE will focus on reducing HIV stigma through training participants in EHE jurisdictions.

Upcoming Events