Stigma, Discrimination, and HIV/AIDS: An Introduction

Chapter

Abstract

This chapter sets the scene for this book. It discusses salient issues and theoretical understandings pertaining to stigma and discrimination, which have occurred to people living with HIV/AIDS in different parts of the world. It also discusses the impact of stigma and discrimination on the health and well-being of those living with HIV/AIDS as well as strategies which have been used to fight against stigma and discrimination. This chapter also introduces the book and outlines details of all chapters which are included in the volume.

Keywords

Inject Drug User Sociocultural Context Sociocultural Meaning Black Belt Region Negative Credibility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public HealthLa Trobe UniversityBundoora, MelbourneAustralia

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