Stigmabase is a non-profit internet initiative dedicated to informing and raising awareness on the damaging effects of social exclusion and stigma around the world. The marginalization of individuals or categories of individuals is a too common phenomenon. Millions of people are facing this problem around the world and many complex factors are involved.

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Burkina Faso: The World Leader in Combating HIV

Burkina Faso: The World Leader in Combating HIV
- But in Burkina Faso, say experts and international donors, her presence highlighted a different reality — an unmatched success story where political will has been key. Just 17 years ago, the landlocked West African nation had the second highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Africa after Cote d'Ivoire, ...

Self-testing HIV kits and machine-dispensed medication reduces stigma in SA

Self-testing HIV kits and machine-dispensed medication reduces stigma in SA
- Self-testing kits and vending machines distributing prescription drugs are two ways that HIV treatment is being automated to reduce stigma in SA, home of the world's biggest HIV epidemic. With 7.1-million people living with HIV in the country, removing human intervention is helping experts target ...

UB partners with South African, Zimbabwean universities to battle tuberculosis, HIV

UB partners with South African, Zimbabwean universities to battle tuberculosis, HIV
- To help fight the tuberculosis and HIV epidemics facing the world, the University at Buffalo Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences will partner with the University of the Western Cape to launch a tuberculosis treatment and nanomedicine development program, and with the University of ...

UCLA-designed program helps former inmates with HIV maintain health after release from jail

UCLA-designed program helps former inmates with HIV maintain health after release from jail
- After years of public health efforts, health care at the Los Angeles County Jail has significantly improved, and the facility now typically provides full access to treatment for inmates who have HIV — including medications that keep their disease in check. When they are released, however, many former ...

Dutch study ties HIV to erection problems in middle-aged men

Dutch study ties HIV to erection problems in middle-aged men
- Studies suggest that HIV infection is associated with an increased risk for sexual difficulties in men, including problems getting and maintaining an erection and, in some cases, decreased sexual desire. To better understand possible causes of these problems, researchers in the Netherlands compared ...

Aussie Reporter Reveals He's HIV-Positive In Powerful Facebook Post

Aussie Reporter Reveals He's HIV-Positive In Powerful Facebook Post
- An Australian-born, Los Angeles-based entertainment reporter has revealed in an emotional post on Facebook that he has been living with HIV for a decade. Schmid, who works for ABC News in the US, opened up about his decade-long struggle over whether to disclose his HIV status, saying he'd been ...

Coronation Street spoilers: David Platt HIV torment after rape ordeal?

Coronation Street spoilers: David Platt HIV torment after rape ordeal?
- David Platt is set to face fresh fears in Coronation Street as he heads to get himself tested for HIV in the wake of his rape ordeal at the hands of Josh Tucker. But he soon finds that he can't go through with it. As David continues to mask his pain and behave strangely around his loved ones, Shona ...

Grindr now reminds you to get regular HIV tests

Grindr now reminds you to get regular HIV tests
- In an effort to promote safe sex and reduce rates of STIs in men who have sex with men, Grindr now delivers reminders to users to get regular HIV tests. The world's largest gay dating app will now send push notifications every three to six months to their users in the U.S., urging them to get tested – as ...

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