Home-based Care Reduces Stigma for People Living with HIV

By EGPAF | October 10, 2013

A woman is tested for HIV at a clinic in Manipur, India

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Recently, the National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) in India conducted interviews with HIV-positive people and their caregivers, and found that half of the interview subjects preferred home-based care to avoid disclosing their status publicly. Despite worldwide declines in HIV infections, NARI found that many people were still afraid of facing stigma and discrimination because of their HIV status. Previous research by UNAIDS describes how stigma affects HIV transmission and how people living with HIV around the world seek treatment. 

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is dedicated to reducing stigma and providing home-based care to people living with HIV.

To learn more about how we address stigma in our efforts to eliminate pediatric HIV worldwide, click here.