Swimming Strongly: How USAID Cooperating Agencies Are Supporting the Community Response to HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination
|Jenny Xia and David Stephens|
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Globally, including in China, HIV-related stigma and discrimination is still a pervasive and corrosive phenomenon affecting the lives of persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and others affected by the disease. Stigma and discrimination toward most-at-risk populations (MARPs), including people who use drugs, men who have sex with men (MSM), and sex workers, intersect with and intensify the negative effects of HIV stigma. Together, these stigmas are a barrier to effective HIV programming, and the manner in which programs meet the challenges of stigma and discrimination influences the success of the programs. Responding to this need, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) cooperating agencies (CAs) are working in Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces in China to reduce stigma and discrimination through their HIV programs. This report documents these efforts through illustrative case studies on key stigma and discrimination reduction program approaches and activities implemented by Family Health International (FHI 360), Health Policy Initiative in the Greater Mekong Region and China (HPI/GMR-C), The International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance), Pact, and Population Services International (PSI) within their central and broader HIV program mandates.
|Document Type:||Technical Reports: Country|
|No. of Pages:||25|
|Country:||China, ASIA & MIDDLE EAST|
|Keywords:||Advocacy, Leadership, Champions, Networks, Policy Formulation, Policy Implementation, S&D or Human Rights, PLHIV, GIPA, HIV/AIDS, MARPs (IDU, SW, MSM), Case Studies, Lessons Learned, Best Practices|