Scholar Project Database

HIV Stigma in Health Care

Project Location/Site: Howard Brown Health, Chicago, IL
Key Outcomes:
Defining HIV stigma through its four categories and intersectional complexities provided more robust evidence regarding health outcomes. There was significant correlation between the number of enacted stigmatizing experiences and HIV care disengagement In the presence of stigma, there was decreased Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and appointment attendance Stigma and anticipated stigma within the health care field and community affects PrEP adherence. Lower rate of stigma was observed among health care providers who had received HIV stigma training within the past 12 months.