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.

HIV Leads to Greater Risk for Death in Women With Breast Cancer

HIV Leads to Greater Risk for Death in Women With Breast Cancer
HIV infection was associated with a twofold reduction in breast cancer survival despite access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study in ...

Controlling HIV can extend life expectancy

Controlling HIV can extend life expectancy
- Many of our older population can recall the fear and panic of the awareness of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency ...

IT's TIME... For Namibia and the world to put an END to TB

IT's TIME... For Namibia and the world to put an END to TB
- This includes people living with HIV, diabetes, malnutrition, children below 5 years and those who use tobacco. The Ministry of Health and Social ...

Young people share views on condom use

Young people share views on condom use
- The Health Focus spoke to young people to gauge their views on condom use and the stigma attached to it. A HIV activist, Immanuel ...

Exposure to HIV virus, antiretroviral therapy before birth linked to obesity and asthma-like symptoms

Exposure to HIV virus, antiretroviral therapy before birth linked to obesity and asthma-like symptoms
- Teens and young adults who were exposed to HIV and antiretroviral therapy before birth but are HIV-negative themselves are at increased risk of ...

Early uptake of HIV treatment triples in a decade

Early uptake of HIV treatment triples in a decade
- The rates of people newly diagnosed with HIV starting antiretroviral therapy have more than tripled in the past decade, according to new Australian ...

Health officials worried by reversal of HIV trend

Health officials worried by reversal of HIV trend
- Within about half a year, four young intravenous drug users in the Helsinki region have been diagnosed with HIV infections contracted in Finland.

Only half of HIV-exposed babies are tested for HIV

Only half of HIV-exposed babies are tested for HIV
- The earlier that a baby who has been born with HIV is diagnosed and starts treatment, the better the outcome. To diagnose children younger than 18 ...