This workshop presents results from three recent health care provider survey rounds and reviews the literature showing the negative impact of intersecting stigmas on quality of care. Participants will explore the universal presence of implicit bias and learn how managing such bias can improve patient engagement in continuous care.
- Identify key ways that multiple intersecting stigmas (HIV, substance use, and mental health) affect the HIV care continuum and efforts to end the HIV epidemic.
- Present strategies healthcare providers and persons with HIV to address stigma in healthcare settings by using reflection and engaging in ‘Difficult Dialogues’ as strategies to reduce intersecting stigmas and improve continuous engagement in care.
- Enhance awareness of and demonstrate how power dynamics between healthcare providers and their clients impact the quality of care.