HIV-related Stigma Research

HIV Stigma Study in the Deep South: Descriptive Findings (August 2017)

SASI’s new study documents HIV-related stigma in the Deep South by surveying persons living with HIV at HIV medical care facilities and social services organizations in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. HIV-related stigma, particularly internalized stigma, was found to be associated with negative health care outcomes, which has implications for quality of life, mortality, and the spread of HIV.

Summary of Stigma Intervention Literature Reviews (2003-2015):

This table provides information about literature reviews that examine interventions designed to reduce HIV-related stigma. These reviews were conducted between 2003-2015 and provide evidence of the effectiveness of some interventions in addressing stigma. Significant gaps in types of interventions, populations studied, and research methodologies remain.

Summary of Interventions to Address HIV-related Stigma

This table describes articles on interventions to reduce HIV-related stigma. The studies are predominantly conducted in the US and include interventions to reduce stigma at the intervention level, at the community level for health professionals, and at multiple levels including individual and group level.