Pervasive stigma has surrounded HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the pandemic. In Southeast Asia, as elsewhere, it has been accompanied by discrimination, affecting transmission patterns and access to care and support. This paper describes the regional experience of stigma and discrimination and offers a review of community-based interventions that have attempted to reduce them. The evidence presented comes primarily from unpublished literature and anecdotal evidence gained through interviews with project staff throughout the region.
Busza, Joanna. 1999. "Literature review: Challenging HIV-related stigma and discrimination in Southeast Asia: Past successes and future priorities," Horizons Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.