The social construction of HIV/AIDS in the United States has made it among the most stigmatizing medical conditions in modern history. AIDS is viewed as much more than a transmissible and lethal disease.
The Five dimensions of Stigma are as follows and they create what is know as the stigma cycle.
- Negative Attribution
- Status Loss
Know how to talk about HIV and those living with HIV through this HIV Stigma Language Guide. Share it with your coworkers and staff.