HIV and Stigma Resource Guide

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says, “HIV stigma includes negative attitudes and beliefs about people with HIV. It is the prejudice that comes with labeling an individual as part of a group that is believed to be socially unacceptable. HIV discrimination is the act of treating people with HIV differently than those without HIV.” In response to research that has shown how providers with limited stigma reduction education are more likely to exhibit stigmatizing behavior towards their patients, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) has created Talking Points: The Resource Guide for Facilitating Stigma Conversations. This “microsite” also includes videos, tools and tips on how to implement your own stigma conversation.