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.

Do prescription opioids increase the risk of pneumonia in HIV patients?

Do prescription opioids increase the risk of pneumonia in HIV patients?
- A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine accessed data from over 25000 patients to analyze the risk of community-acquired pneumonia in both non-HIV ...

New drugs, vaccines don't seem to stop deadly sexually transmitted infections

New drugs, vaccines don't seem to stop deadly sexually transmitted infections
- By the time we entered the '80s and '90s, we began to feel the global impact of HIV/AIDS. By the beginning of the millennium, we began to see an ...

How Hollywood helped change the conversation about HIV/AIDS

How Hollywood helped change the conversation about HIV/AIDS
- Back then, the fear and stigma surrounding HIV meant that taking on such roles was a gamble. Advances in medicine and science plus Hollywood's ...

HIV is my unwanted pregnancy

HIV is my unwanted pregnancy
- you are a man who has sex with men, the HIV prevention pill just keeps getting better. Find out how. 'There's nothing wrong with you. Nothing has ...

Patients' HIV status should not impact their cancer care

Patients' HIV status should not impact their cancer care
- People who are living with HIV and who develop cancer have traditionally been excluded from most cancer clinical trials. In addition, many of these ...

Call to end tattooist HIV discrimination

Call to end tattooist HIV discrimination
HIV Scotland chief executive Nathan Sparling has written to councils urging them to revoke the licence of any studio that is found to have engaged in ...

Life after an HIV-positive diagnosis

Life after an HIV-positive diagnosis
- LGBT history month, Philip Baldwin speaks to Nishat from Open Access Government about living with an HIV-positive diagnosis, violence in ...

The beautifully radical David Wojnarowicz films that rattled America

The beautifully radical David Wojnarowicz films that rattled America
- to visually render this plea, bringing together avant-garde visions of the Aids crisis, heroin usage, queer activism, and the reality of living with HIV.