AIDS 2018 Satellite Session

23 July 2018

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Multiple intersecting stigmas can increase HIV risk as well as affect people living with HIV:

HIV status Gender identity Sexual orientation Race and ethnicity
Sexual practices Occupation Mental health Addictions


But how do we measure and mitigate these intersecting stigmas?
This satellite brings together the newest tools and strategies to measure and programmatically address a range of intersectional stigmas with speakers focusing on measurement and analytic approaches, findings emerging from use of the latest tools, and intervention strategies. Join us to hear the latest research and perspectives on intersectional stigma.


Key topics

  • Intersectional stigma measurement approaches
  • Measuring intersectional stigma using the revised People Living With HIV Stigma Index
  • Impact of multiple stigmas on HIV testing and treatment
  • Integrating intersectionality into stigma interventions
  • Reducing intersectional stigma among health service providers


Speakers include advocates, researchers, programmers, and donors

Alison Cheng
U.S. Agency for International Development


Christoforos Mallouris


Stella Kentutsi
National Forum of People Living with HIV/AIDS Networks in Uganda


Ayden Scheim
University of California San Diego


Gnilane Turpin
Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins University


Oksana Bryzhovata
All Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV


Carmen Logie
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto


Scott Geibel
Project SOAR/Population Council



This satellite was supported by the National Institutes of Mental Health and Office of AIDS Research of the National Institutes of Health under award number R01MH110358 and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and US Agency for International Development under Project SOAR (Cooperative Agreement AID-OAA-A-14-00060).