HIV/AIDS-related stigma compromises the well-being of people living 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/AIDS-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.
Guidelines and Manuals
Clinical care guides for various populations (based upon their racial, ethnic, and gender characteristics) and specific conditions.
Webinars and Training
Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation (CQII)February 2019
Overview of HIV stigma in the U.S. and ways to address stigma and discrimination.
Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, Abt Associates, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)August 2018
Preliminary data and lessons learned from the pre-implementation and early-implementation phases of initiatives featured in the DEII project.
Evidence-Informed Interventions (E2i)May 2018
Overview of E2i goal to identify and provide support for the implementation of evidence-informed interventions to reduce HIV-related health disparities and improve health outcomes.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareMay 2017
Review of research on the causes of higher trauma prevalence among PLWH, the relationship of trauma symptoms to decreased engagement in HIV services, and best practices in trauma-informed care.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareJanuary 2017
Review of barriers to health care access in rural areas, their impact on health outcomes of persons living with HIV in the United States, and best practices to address barriers.
The National Center for Innovation in HIV CareFebruary 2016
Review of research on structural stigma (broader, macrosocial forms of stigma) and its impact on the health of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people.
National Center for Innovation in HIV CareJanuary 2016
Review of the disproportionate impact of HIV on Black and Latino MSM and its particular impact on MSM in the South.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)September 2013
Resources on implementing jail linkage programs and assisting organizations in expanding their current jail work.
Howard Brown Health CenterOctober 2012
Curriculum for nurses teaching cultural competency in the care of LGBT older adults.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2007
Facilitator's training curriculum (and slides) for a two day session designed to educate service providers on how to address HIV/AIDS-related stigma.
Reports and Best Practices
National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)June 2017
Effective models and best practices of linkage to care programs for PLWH who are leaving jail or prison and reentering society.
Review of how trauma-informed care services were implemented in a medical clinic and community organization, health department implementation actions, and client perspectives on these services.
ACE TA CenterJuly 2014
An overview of important topics for enrollment assisters who are new to working with PLWH.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2006
Workbooks describing ways to help connect people living with HIV/AIDS to medical care. Estos cuadernos describen la manera de asistir a conectar personas que viven con VIH/SIDA con el sistema médico.
U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesFebruary 2018
Federal resources on discrimination and health care privacy protections.
AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)January 2018
HIV clinical training resources and and collaborative support for the AETC Program.
Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care ContinuumJanuary 2017
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.