There is a cyclical relationship between stigma and HIV; people who experience stigma and discrimination are marginalised and
made more vulnerable to HIV, while those living with HIV are more vulnerable to experiencing stigma and discrimination.
Myths and misinformation increase the stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV and AIDS.
Roughly one in eight people living with HIV is being denied health services because of stigma and discrimination.
Adopting a human rights approach to HIV and AIDS is in the best interests of public health and is key to eradicating stigma and discriminationPDF
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