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Words Matter: Communicating to End HIV-Related Stigma

Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Acting Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Words matter. They can motivate, empower, and lift people up. They can also do a great deal of damage and tear people down.

I was reminded of this in many different ways at the meeting on HIV stigma that the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently held at the White House. We heard about how stigma is experienced by people living with HIV in the United States and around the world, what is being done to reduce it, and how we are measuring progress in addressing it.





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CDC Report Shows Disparities in HIV Care

From Black AIDS Weekly
African Americans living with HIV are less likely than white or Latino Americans to receive consistent, ongoing medical care, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report published last week in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Despite the promising sign of declining HIV diagnoses over the past decade, these findings demonstrate yet another persistent disparity that prolongs the epidemic among African Americans.


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