Public Health in a Bundle: HIV Stigma. Not retro, just wrong!
Like every year, December 1st is World AIDS Day. This year the focus is on putting the HIV stigma in the past and challenge wrong beliefs and misconceptions that are still holding strong since the 80’s.
The International Journal of Public Health joins the campaign to fight HIV stigma by presenting you a bunch of related papers!
- A human rights-focused HIV intervention for sex workers in Metro Manila, Philippines: This study evaluated a brief human rights-focused HIV community mobilization intervention for sex workers in the Philippines and found that it can empower sex workers to address their health and human rights and test for HIV.
- Bridging the silos in HIV and Hepatitis C prevention: a cross-provincial qualitative study: This study concludes that strategic efforts should be aimed at normalizing and facilitating intersectoral collaboration, including gender-based analyses of innovative HIV/HCV testing approaches to help de-stigmatize prevention efforts aimed at at-risk youth.
- Serving the underserved: an HIV testing program for populations reluctant to attend conventional settings: This study assessed a program oriented to vulnerable populations and found that it contributing substantially to the promotion of HIV diagnosis in female sex workers, sub-Saharan Africans and transsexuals, which are less present at clinical settings.
We hope you find these papers interesting! This year’s Campaign also challenges us to share a funny or embarrassing picture of ourselves from the 80s or 90s, to show that although some retro styles have come back in to fashion some things should be left in the past, including HIV stigma! Would you do it? Click here for more information!