amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Stigma Fueling Asian HIV/AIDS Epidemics

In communities around the world, stigma and HIV are dual burdens that reinforce one another and fan the flames of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. HIV/AIDS is generally concentrated among heavily stigmatized populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender individuals, people who inject drugs, and sex workers.

To bring the epidemic under control in Asia, much more needs to be done to address the stigma and discrimination that deter people from getting tested for HIV, seeking care, and staying on lifesaving treatment.

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