#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.