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.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

    Facilitator's training curriculum and slides on educating service providers about HIV/AIDS-related stigma. There are five modules with participant training exercises. 

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices