Talking Points: The Resource Guide for Facilitating Stigma Conversations
To accelerate the end of the HIV epidemic, both within the United States and globally, NASTAD recognizes that conversations about HIV stigma must be at the forefront of our work. This microsite includes videos, tools and tips on how to implement your own Stigma Conversation.
HIV stigma and discrimination can influence healthcare utilization, provision of clinical care, delays in HIV testing, perpetuate health disparities, and subsequently negatively affect broad health outcomes, especially for populations that have been disproportionately impacted by the HIV epidemic. NASTAD encourages health departments to engage with stakeholders working in HIV prevention, care, and treatment (as well as other social service entities) to facilitate conversations around stigma and discrimination and develop action plans that center the voices of those most affected by HIV.