In October 2016 RIATT-ESA and partners developed anadvocacy brief on the need for programming and policy alternatives to address stigma and discrimination among adolescents living with HIV.
Evidence suggests that stigma and discrimination affects access to and uptake of services while constraining the overall well‐being of adolescents living with HIV. Effects of stigma and discrimination include social isolation, propagation of myths, acts of violence and blaming which affects an individual’s self‐worth, hinder correct information and quality of care and other services. Building psychosocial resilience of adolescents living with HIV who may experience stigma and discrimination is critical to insuring the optimal development and wellbeing of adolescents.
Click here to download the Advocacy Brief on Stigma and Discrimination on Adolescents Living with HIV.