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Stigma, Discrimination Remain Challenges To Progress On HIV/AIDS, IntraHealth Manager Says

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Lindsey Freeze, brand and creative services manager at IntraHealth International, discusses the challenges of stigma and discrimination in efforts to make progress on HIV/AIDS. Freeze writes, “Investing in strategies to eliminate institutional practices that cause shame, fear, and distress in medical settings and educating health workers on privacy, cultural sensitivity, and psychosocial support would pay dividends across the spectrum of care. … Science is on the side of anyone fighting HIV stigma. We just have to get the word out” (8/8).

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