#DoingTheRightThing: Addressing Stigma and Discrimination among Key Populations in Healthcare Settings
26 July 2017

HIV related stigma, discrimination and violation of human rights are still persistent and major barriers to effective prevention, treatment and care services for people living with or at risk of HIV. This is in particularly important for key populations (sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs and transgender people) who experience increased and compounded stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings and remain at a heightened risk of contracting HIV. Innovative ways to reduce stigma and discrimination need to be found and healthcare workers have a key role to play in making a tangible difference across the HIV cascade for key populations. This session, aimed at healthcare providers, researchers, key populations and community advocates, gives an opportunity to explore how to “do the right thing” in delivering stigma free quality HIV prevention, treatment and care services to key populations.

Symposium material

  • Presentations
  • Multimedia

Opening remarks
Manuel Goncalves, United Kingdom
Chris Beyrer, United States

Access to stigma free healthcare settings for key populations: challenges and opportunities
Cameron Wolf, United States

Presentation

Funding stigma reduction for key populations: innovation and actions
Kate Thomson, Switzerland

Presentation

Providing stigma free HIV services to sex workers in Botswana: a healthcare worker perspective
Neo Nametso Monnapula, Botswana

Presentation

Providing stigma free HIV services to people who inject drugs in Indonesia: a healthcare worker perspective
Lusia Ang, Papua New Guinea

Presentation

Providing stigma free HIV services to men who have sex with men in Kenya: a healthcare worker perspective
Stella Chege, Kenya

Presentation

Innovative ways to reduce stigma and discrimination in Vietnam: zero discrimination & violence to zero HIV
Doan Thanh Tung, Vietnam

Presentation

Policy approaches and guidance to address stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings
Rachel Baggaley, Switzerland

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Moderated discussion

Photo gallery