Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

The International Center for Research on Women, the Muhimbili University College of the Health Sciences, the Population Council, and Family Health International conducted an evaluation of a community-based effort to reduce stigma surrounding HIV infections in a peri-urban community in Tanzania. Results presented a mixed, but hopeful, picture for a way forward in tackling stigma at the community level. Tackling stigma requires that the individuals tasked with doing this undergo personal change. Programs can start by focusing stigma-reduction efforts on a smaller, more manageable geographical area and adding specific anti-stigma components to their portfolio of activities. Engaging community opinion leaders (e.g., political, religious, and youth leaders, and healthcare workers) is a promising way forward for scaling up stigma-reduction at the community level.

DOI

doi.org/10.31899/HIV2.1011

Language

English

Project

Horizons Program

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